Plan a trip to Calistoga, CA
My husband and I took a lovely trip out to Napa Valley, California in February, 2016. It was a wonderful getaway and the nice people at the Calistoga Visitors Center helped me to plan a retreat to recharge myself and enjoy a little time away. Tucked away in the northern part of Napa Valley is Calistoga. There are a lot of amazing places, people, and activities to do there and we were fortunate to get to visit them. Erik and I are already looking forward to our next visit there. So get on it and plan a trip to Calistoga, I’ve got a sweet collection of things to do, places to eat, and experiences to try!
For over 20 years, my parents have been traveling to Napa Valley to go wine tasting before heading on to Lake Tahoe for a week in the mountains. My husband and I have joined them several times and have enjoyed going from tasting to tasting and spending way too much money on wine. We even celebrated my daughter’s 1st birthday in the wine cellar at V. Sattui. This year was very different for us. We didn’t focus so much on the wine, but on the destination and, of course, desserts! Calistoga – it’s a Sweet Destination!
A little history lesson about Calistoga first – Millions of years ago, eruptions of nearby Mount St. Helena left behind volcanic ash. Four thousand years ago, the native Wappo Indians knew the curative powers of Calistoga’s hot water and earth. These same natural resources made the town a wellness destination in the 1860s when it was founded by Sam Brannan, California’s first millionaire. Now, it’s a thriving community and a top destination to visit.