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Attractions

Calistoga has a wealth of things to do and see, from natural phenomena like the Old Faithful Geyser of California and the Petrified Forest, to manmade wonders such as Castello di Amorosa, the spectacular 14th century Tuscan castle winery, and artist Carlo Marchiori’s fanciful home, Villa Catoga. Nature lovers can rent bikes and climb the challenging Oat Hill Mine Trail, explore local back roads and hike or camp at Bothe-Napa State Park. Cyclists and walkers will be happy to learn about the Napa Valley Vine Trail, now under construction, maintaining 44 scenic miles of paved Class 1 biking/hiking trails stretching from Vallejo to Calistoga. A hot air balloon offers an unforgettable experience soaring over this gorgeous valley, kayak trips and glider rides are also available nearby. Families seeking excitement can see wild African animals up close at Safari West. History lovers can visit the Sharpsteen Museum to learn about Calistoga’s rich past. Race fans flock to Louie Vermeil Speedway at Calistoga’s Napa County Fairgrounds for sprint car and motorcycle races; the fairgrounds also has a golf course and RV campgrounds. The area’s most unique restaurant is the Napa Valley Wine Train, which serves excellent food and wine while you savor the passing landscape. The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in nearby St. Helena is a world-renowned cooking school that gives visitors culinary insights through its demonstration kitchen, tours and classes.

Calistoga has year-round wine, food, music, art and wellness events, and is famous for its spirited parades, like the quirky Lighted Tractor Parade (first Saturday in December) and the July 4th Silverado Parade. Award-winning music and wine events are the town’s March Spring Music Festival, the Summer Concert series – a weekly party in Pioneer Park – and Wellness Month in Calistoga. Go to VisitCalistoga.com for a current calendar of events.

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