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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Zoo
“A place there you can see wildlife in its natural habitat. They have jeep tours which are lovely. This is zoo in a open environment. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Winery
“Castello di Amorosa is considered an architectural masterpiece with all the elements of an authentic medieval castle: a moat, drawbridge, five towers, high defensive ramparts, courtyards and loggias, a chapel, stables, an armory, and even a torture chamber. 107 rooms in total, no rooms alike.”
  • 47 locals recommend
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Food
“this is a gorgeous winery with a breathtaking view and picnic grounds. Used to belong to the famous Lilly Langtry, Marilyn Monroe of the 19th century. Reasonably priced wine tasting (see 2 for 1 tasting coupons in the living room closet) and a great selection of local wines. Call ahead if visiting mid-week.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Casino
“Really fun place to go. Great shows, live music, of course gambling. Excellent fine dining in house at the Manzanita restaurant ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“High above Calistoga, this winery is not only beautiful but the ride up the the wine tasting area is amazing!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Resort
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“One of the best spots to get papered in Napa Valley. Don't miss a great brunch, spa mineral pool, and a huge, gorgeous main pool.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Gorgeous views of Napa Valley from the Palisades side of the trail, or out over Calistoga up the Robert Louis Stevenson side. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Spa
“Located on a bed of natural hot springs, the historic Indian Springs resort in Calistoga was built in 1861 by gold rush millionaire Sam Brannan. Over the years it has drawn numbers of Bay Area fans for its charming bungalows, relaxing vibes, and soothing spa treatments of healing volcanic mud. Approximately one hour is all you need to experience the time-honored mud dip.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Winery
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“Chateau Montelena Winery- is the one that was famous for winning the wine competition in France for their chardonnay that put the Napa Valley on the map. Beautiful lake out back and really good wine. You might want to make a reservation. (We left the really fun movie “Bottle Shock” on the counter for you since it’s all about this winery!)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Simply the best sparkling wine made in the area. Not to be missed by sparkling wine enthusiasts!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Amazing Castle with excellent wine and awesome tours. A Must see in Napa Valley!”
  • 7 locals recommend
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Park
“Yes, an actual petrified forest trail in Sonoma. Worth the price of admission if you're into things that are millions of years old. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Calistoga outlawed chain stores, so this is the greatest local grocery store in town! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“In the early days of the National Geographic Society, Old Faithful Geyser of California was declared one of only three “faithful” geysers in the world because of its regular eruptions. Old Faithful erupts every 30 - 40 minutes. This is quite a site to see and a great place to get a bit of education about the earth and geysers in general. Great website. Great area for taking children. Goat farm, gardens, picnic area, bocce ball, museum, and gift shop. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Excellent hiking and exploring, with vistas opening up on the entire Napa Valley. Don't miss the redwoods in the park; these are the farthest redwoods from the ocean!”
  • 10 locals recommend