between the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, European
ambiance abounds in the charming town of Healdsburg. World-class
restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping and luxurious accommodations
welcome visitors any time of year.
an old west feel, Geyserville features buildings dating from the
1800's and the first collective tasting room in California.
is the newest hot spot for dining and shopping in Sonoma Country.
Clustered around the Town Green and Old Downtown, Windsor offers
unique shops, restaurants, festivals, and musical entertainment
for every age group.
Rosa, home to the California welcome center and the perfect central
headquarters to experience sonoma country. Santa Rosa's central
location blends relaxed urban appeal and dozens of nearby wineries.
A "must" stop for all visitors, the California Welcome
Center is housed in the historic Railroad Square and features
visitor information and expert staff to assist visitors. "Peanuts"
fans will enjoy the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center,
giving visitors a chance to view original artwork and memorabilia.
Snoopy's Home Ice Arena, Gallery and Gift shop are popular visitor
tranquil to thrilling, Sonoma Country offers a plethora of entertainment
options. The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens and Luther Burbank
Center for the Performing Arts blend musical talent with the famous
horticulturalist's gardens and sculptures. Or take a ride on the
wild side and experience the African Savannah in Sonoma Country.
Safari West, a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience
and learn about animals in wild habitat, offers up close and personal
encounters with giraffe, gazelle, oryx, ostrich, African antelope
in 1835, the town of Sonoma is the site of California's oldest
Plaza. Stroll around the picturesque town square, visit the historic
mission and enjoy chic boutiques and restaurants, art galleries
and artisan food products including breads, cheeses and olive
oils. The charming villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood are home
to award-winning wineries, eclectic shops and the famous Jack
London State Park.
RIVER REGION: The Russian River resort towns are defined
by the meandering river, majestic redwood trees and an eclectic
mix of people who celebrate diversity. The towns are full of history
and local color abounds with unique festivals all year round.
slow, flat river is a favorite summertime spot where lounging
on the beach or drifting along on a flotilla of rafts gives visitors
a chance to soak up the Sonoma Country sun. Explore the estuary
where the river meets the ocean near Goat Rock State Beach and
view the abundant marine life up close and personal. Or take an
easy walk past wildlife on the Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Trail.
The Russian River Valley is a haven for outdoor adventurers where
visitors can camp, hike, swim, canoe, kayak or fish at secluded
spots along the river's shore.
and art abound in the Russian River Valley. Enjoy the many free
summer concerts, or the famous Russian River Blues and Jazz Festivals,
both held on the Russian River, Stumptown Daze, and a winter holiday
parade of lights on the Main Street of Guerneville.