Introduction to Calistoga, California
Calistoga, California, in Napa county, is 12 miles NE of Santa Rosa, California and 56 miles N of Oakland, California.
Calistoga is located in the upper Napa valley, which was initially the home of the Wappo Native Americans. The Spanish colonized the area in the late 17th century. Prior to Mexican Independence, Calistoga was the site of several villages. From 1830 to 1840, much of Napa valley was divided into large ranchos by the Mexican government, following the country's independence. The first American settlers arrived in Calistoga in 1840. The city derived its name from a combination of the words California and Saratoga.
Calistoga and nearby Attractions
- Bothe - Napa Valley State Park
- Old Faithful Geyser
- Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
- Sharpsteen Museum
- Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
Things To Do In Calistoga
The Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park and the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park are all accessible from Calistoga. The Old Faithful Geyser and the Sharpsteen Museum are nearby as well.
Flights are available from the Charles Schulz Sonoma County Airport.
Calistoga Higher Education
Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and the College of Marin are some of the local colleges and universities.