At the far northern tip of the Napa Valley you will find the laid back town of Calistoga with a population of 5,000. Often thought of for its mud baths and hot springs, Calistoga offers a slower paced wine country experience and a nice respite from the southern parts of the valley. Living in Calistoga offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Lincoln Avenue is the main street in Calistoga where most of the business are located. This small town is perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride and is close to many wineries.
Calistoga is not known for its gourmet dining but has a host of options that offer something for everyone. Buster's Barbecue at the north edge of town offers authentic southern bbq in a casual outdoor setting & is known for their *spicy* bbq sauce. The Sol Bar at the Solage is one of the more upscale dining experiences and offers elevated casual cuisine in a bucolic setting.
Go for a mud bath, visit a spa or take a dip in the hot springs. While those are many of the classic options in Calistoga there are many other attractions that don't include taking your clothes off. A visit to Old Faithful Geyser will give you a glimpse into the town's history and if you have kids they will enjoy the animal farm on site. One of the most iconic experiences in Calistoga is a visit to Sterling Winery where you can take the aerial tram up to the top for views and wine tasting galore.