Chances are that you're visiting Calistoga either for the mud baths and the mineral pools or for the wine. Well, you're right to do so! There's nothing more relaxing than spending a day at the spa or sipping on some wonderful wines. But there a few other things that Calistoga is known for. You can go for a hike through the Petrified Forest of six million year old redwoods, you can golf, go for a bike ride, or have a picnic.

While you're in Calistoga, don't miss these:

  • Calistoga Bike Shop : In Calistoga since 1991, they offer everything from cruisers to 4000 dollar Cervelos for rent as well as a full retail space with clothing, accessories, and custom Napa Valley themed jerseys.  Besides guided tours and rentals, they offer a self-guided Cool Wine Tour that includes tastings at 6 local wineries, transportation of your wine purchases back to the shop, and a customized map for under $90. Located right on Lincoln Ave (main st) - voted best bike shop in Napa County by the people 8 years running (2005-13).
  • Old Faithful Geyser : this geyser is one of the few in the world that is regularly active. It erupts every 45 minutes shooting very hot water as high up as 100 feet. To visit this natural wonder, go to 1299 Tubbs Lane. It's open daily from 9am to 6pm and admission is $8.
  • Sharpsteen Museum : this museum traces Napa's history through the angle of American emigration. It's a great way to learn more about the early history of Calistoga and its first settlers.
  • Pioneer Park and Playground : this park on Cedar Street is a great place to have a picnic or walk around.  They often have live music or other festivities here.
  • Getaway Adventures / Wine Country Bike Tours : They are Calistoga’s original bike touring company that started it all in 1991. They offer tours for all levels of riders. No worries about flats or other mechanical problems, missing a tour or where to eat. It’s all taken care of. You’ll get the real insider scoop on Calistoga’s smaller family owned wineries.
  • If you like horses and are visiting Calistoga in June, check out the Napa Valley Classic at the Fairgrounds.