Things to Do in Napa Valley, California
The Napa Valley is home to a wonderful variety of attractions and things to do. Discover a host of Calistoga attractions located within steps of Comfort Inn Calistoga. You'll also find fun things to do throughout Napa Valley that are easily accessible from the hotel. Napa Valley wineries, Old Faithful geyser, Robert Luis Stevenson Park, hot air balloon rides and Silverado bike trail are just a few things to do in Napa Valley.
Napa Valley Wine Train.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a unique perspective of the Napa Valley Wine Country aboard historic rail cars. The three-hour tour is a 36-mile round trip from Napa to St. Helena and back that includes a gourmet lunch or dinner and wine tastings. Guests can purchase additional winery tour packages for a tour of Domaine Chandon or Grgich Hills winery. These add-ons vary by day and are subject to additional fees. Visit www.winetrain.com.
Robert Luis Stevenson State Park.
Named for the author of Treasure Island, Robert Luis Stevenson State Park offers fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation in Napa Valley. A five-mile hike to the summit of Mt. St. Helena promises spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area when skies are clear. Watch for a trail marker that points to where Stevenson's cabin stood when he and his wife honeymooned here in 1880. The peaks of Mt. Shasta, located over 190 miles from Napa Valley, are also commonly seen on the clearest of days. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=472.
Old Faithful Geyser of California.
One of only three geysers in the world with the designation of Old Faithful, Old Faithful Geyser of California is a treasured Calistoga attraction. The geyser erupts at regular intervals of about 30 minutes, shooting scalding water up to 100 feet in the air. Facilities at Old Faithful Geyser of California include picnic tables, a petting zoo and gift shop. Old Faithful Geyser of California is open daily, including holidays. Visit www.oldfaithfulgeyser.com.
Calistoga Hot Air Balloons.
Soar over the rural Calistoga landscape in a hot air balloon for the experience of a lifetime. Calistoga Hot Air Balloons is the only hot air balloon operator in Calistoga that provides in-depth knowledge with a bird's eye view of top Calistoga attractions. Calistoga balloon rides begin just after sunrise and end with a late-morning champagne brunch. Visit www.calistogaballoons.com.
Bothe Napa Valley State Park.
Connect with Mother Nature in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country at Bothe Napa Valley State Park. The 1,900-acre park is four miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29 and offers day use picnic areas, roughly 10 miles of hiking trails, Ritchey Creek, and diverse ecosystems including redwood forests and dry brush terrain. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=25132.
Oxbow Public Market.
Find artisan foods, gourmet gifts, and delicious wines all from the Napa Valley are at the Oxbow Public Market located along the Napa River in downtown Napa. Oxbow Public Market is open daily, excluding major holidays, usually from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some market vendors offer extended hours for special events such as Locals Nights and Farmer's Market days. Visit www.oxbowpublicmarket.com.
Twin Pine Casino.
Try your luck at the tables or slots at Twin Pine Casino in Middletown, just 10 miles from Calistoga. Twin Pine Casino offers hundreds of coin and ticket slots in denominations from pennies to $5, video poker, progressive games, and traditional tables games such as blackjack, 3-card poker, and poker. In addition to regularly scheduled entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Twin Pine Casino features special musical guest performers throughout the year. Twin Pine Casino offers gaming 24-hours a day, every day. Visit www.twinpine.com.
A California Registered Historic Landmark, the Petrified Forest in Calistoga is a step back in time to 3 million years ago. Scientists believe that the grove of giant redwoods and other species of trees was petrified as a result of Mt. St. Helena erupting. Volcanic ash buried the trees and later crystallized into stone. Along the Petrified Forest Trail are The Giant, a 60-foot long tree with a 6-foot diameter; The Monarch or Tunnel Tree, 105 feet of trunk of which is exposed; and the Petrified Wood Pile. The Petrified Forest is open daily. Guided naturalist tours are available. Visit www.petrifiedforest.org.
The Silverado Trail.
The Silverado Trail, connecting Calistoga to Napa, has been a popular route for travelers and merchants since the 1850s. Today, over 50 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms are located along The Silverado Trail offering visitors an exceptional wine tasting experience. Silverado Trail winery maps are available through the Silverado Trail Wineries Association. Visit www.silveradotrail.com.
Napa Valley Wineries.
Minutes from downtown Calistoga and Comfort Inn Calistoga hotel are delicious wineries such as Dutch Henry Winery, Sterling Vineyards, and Clos Pegase Winery. Visit the home of your favorite vintage or discover a newfound favorite during your Napa Valley Wine Country vacation.