Napa Valley Wine Country draws visitors from all over the world, but where’s the most convenient place to stay? Calistoga is the only location that’s 30 minutes or less from these famous places:
Internationally-known Chateau Montelena (of the 1976 Paris blind-tasting fame), Sterling Vineyards (where you arrive via solar-powered aerial tramway) and Castello di Amorosa, a faithful recreation of an Italian medieval castle. Spas with natural geothermal waters and mud baths. Old Faithful Geyser of California, the Napa Valley Wine Train, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, hot air balloon rides, big-name entertainment, casinos, Safari West wildlife preserve, and the Petrified Forest. The famous Calistoga Speedway is located at the northern end of the Napa Valley, in Calistoga, on the Napa County Fairgrounds.
The town also hosts numerous music and wine events each year, including the Calistoga March Music Festival (second weekend in March), free weekly Concerts in Pioneer Park (June through mid-August), as well as year-round parades (July 4th Silverado Parade & Napa County Fair, Halloween Parade and the Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade on the first Saturday in December). The Napa Valley Opera House, a variety of outdoor concerts, film festivals and art events at wineries are other entertainment options in the Calistoga area. For a current schedule of what's going on in Calistoga, visit our Events page.