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Locals' Itinerary: Yountville

Rediscover the art of passeggiata as you stroll and soak up local culture in Napa Valley’s culinary capital. Morning - Start by grabbing a coffee and a few sweet treats to-go at Bouchon Bakery, because a Yountville adventure isn’t complete without a little taste of Thomas Keller gourmet. - Next…

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Calistoga's Magical Mud

The Napa Valley city of Calistoga isn’t only famous for its mineral waters; it’s famous for its one-of-a-kind mud, too. Mud around here isn’t your run-of-the-mill dirt-and-water variety. It’s a magical mix of volcanic ash, mineral water, and a host of other naturally occurring elements in the soil…

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Calistoga's Resilient Workforce

Between the locals who grew up in the area and visitors who fell in love with Calistoga's rustic-yet-refined vibe and wanted to stay, it takes all types to keep Calistoga's tourism industry running and thriving. Derek Flegal, winemaker at Tamber Bey, grew up in Calistoga but took a circuitous path…

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Where to Wine & Dine in Calistoga

From corks to forks, we’ve rounded up the very best spots to sip and savor throughout Napa Valley’s rustic and refined retreat, plus new experiences not to be missed, and where to find live music. Calistoga is located at the north end of Napa Valley, about 25 miles from downtown Napa and 75 miles…

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Locals' Itinerary: American Canyon

Discover open spaces and agri-tourism on this locals' guide to American Canyon. After all this sheltering in place, nothing beats a day out in the sunshine and wide-open spaces of American Canyon. Pack a cooler and a picnic blanket, grab your hiking boots, and take a mini road trip to discover this…

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People of Calistoga: Meet Tara Pelter

Name: Tara Pelter Title: Manager and Wine Buyer at the Calistoga Wine Stop Hometown: Calistoga, California Education: B.A. in Social Work, Sacramento State University Tara's father moved to Calistoga in the mid-80s to be surrounded by the wine and tourism industries. He did not have a job lined…

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Locals' Itinerary: Napa

Get outside and off-the-beaten-path in the city you think you already know. Morning - Stop by Sweetie Pies Bakery for a coffee and a hearty egg sandwich- you’ll need to fuel up for a big day of adventure! - Enjoy a scenic drive to Skyline Park for a peaceful morning hike or bike ride. Skyline…

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Tourism in Calistoga

Tourism in Calistoga From thermal water mud baths and alfresco lunches, to tasting rooms and outdoor adventures, travel experiences help fuel Calistoga’s economy. More About Calistoga Despite losses due to COVID-19 business closures and community lockdowns, Calistoga is well-positioned for…

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The Ultimate Guide to Calistoga | A Three-Day Itinerary

On this three-day adventure, you’ll make #CalistogaDreaming a reality, exploring local history, hidden gems, and iconic landmarks of Napa Valley’s northernmost town. If you’ve ever visited Calistoga, you’ve likely heard about Sam Brannan – the state’s first millionaire – who developed the town as a…

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People of Calistoga: Meet Jacey Ohlinger

Name: Jacey Ohlinger (she/her) Job: Tasting Room Lead, Tank Garage Winery Jacey Ohlinger, tasting room lead at Tank Garage Winery, pours an ever-changing lineup of wines in a retro Calistoga gas station. Learn more about Jacey, her journey and Tank Garage Winery in the spotlight piece below. Jacey…

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