Fall is the perfect time to visit Calistoga, the cream of the crop of northern California’s wine country. Napa and Sonoma may get more attention and praise, but Calistoga delivers-and then some.
My wife Emy and I took a mini-vacation (four days) this past November. The foliage (something San Francisco dearly lacks) added to the warmth of this sleepy little town. The population of Calistoga is roughly 6,500, and the locals-sixty percent are sixty-five or older-couldn’t have been more hospitable.