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Sonoma County is home to some of the best wineries in California, but it also boasts exciting attractions for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and foodies. You can even go out on a Serengeti-style Safari with giraffes, ostriches, and rhinos at Safari West. Start planning your visit by exploring Visit Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

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    Young & Yonder Spirits Tasting

    449 Allan Ct. Healdsburg, CA

    Young & Yonder Spirits is an artisan craft distillery led by husband and wife team Joshua and Sarah Opatz with a grain-to-shelf philosophy. Visit Saturday and Sunday to imbibe in one of their classic or seasonal cocktails or tasting flight of four.

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    Kunde Family Winery

    9825 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood, CA. 95452

    Hike through Kunde’s 1,850 acre volcanic and vertical estate. This is a remarkable opportunity to see sustainable winegrowing practices at work while taking in spectacular scenery. Saturday’s your furry friends can accompany you!

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    Wild Flour Bread

    140 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, California, 95472

    Indulge in artisanal baked bread at Wild Flour Bread on your way to the Sonoma Coast. Featuring brick oven-baked sourdough bread, scones, and coffee drinks. Working with a wood-fired brick oven Wild Flour produces beautiful hard crust bread that guests come from miles around to taste. Founded in 1998, in beautiful Freestone Valley, a village of just 26 houses, the bakery looks out onto fields dotted with barns and ofter a herd of cows.

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    Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar

    539 4th st Santa Rosa, California 95401

    Sweet treats galore at this top-rated LGBTQIA+, locally owned and operated business. From ice cream, pies, cupcakes, and more, there’s nothing your sweet tooth won’t love. Visit Noble Folk in Downtown Santa Rosa or in Healdsburg on the Plaza.

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    Kendall Jackson Estate & Garden Tour

    5007 Fulton Road Fulton, CA 95439

    In the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, visit for a taste of their exquisite estate wines, can’t-miss food and wine pairings, and a rousing game of bocce – all with stunning views of world-class gardens.

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    Hog Island Oyster Company

    20215 Shoreline Highway Marshall, CA 94940

    “Shuck Your On Picnic” at Hog Island Oyster Company. Choose your favorite picnic table with the best view and enjoy the freshest oysters you have ever tasted!

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    Burke’s Canoe Trips

    8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA

    Located in the heart of the redwoods on the Russian River, Burke’s is a ten-mile self-guided canoe trip through the Redwoods.

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    Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour with Blue Waters Kayaking

    Explore the beautiful shoreline between Hog Island and where the waters of Tomales Bay open up to the Pacific Ocean. Or book an evening tour and experience the tranquility and magic of sunset, watching the day change to dusk along the shoreline of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Kayak rentals are also available.

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    The Barlow

    6770 McKinley Street, Sebastopol, CA

    Head west to The Barlow and enjoy 12 acres of open-air marketplace. Filled with boutique shops, art, tasting rooms, breweries, and more!

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    Museum of Sonoma County

    425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    The Museum of Sonoma County, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, resides in the historic 1910 Santa Rosa Post Office. The museum features a collection of Sonoma County artifacts, a contemporary art gallery, and a lovely sculpture garden.

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    Charles M. Schulz Museum

    2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Hang with Snoopy and the gang at the Charles M. Schulz Museum - Opens in a new tab in Santa Rosa, Ca. View the largest collection of original Peanuts artwork in the world, laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning, watch animated Peanuts specials, and more!

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    Hot Air Ballooning

    Up up and away with a Hot Air Balloon ride over Sonoma’s Wine Country. Get the best view of Wine Country, from up in the air! Book an early morning trip in a hot air balloon to catch these breathtaking birdseye views.

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    Food & Farm Tours

    Join Food & Farm Tours for unique and intimate day excursions connecting you to the renowned agricultural destinations of Marin and Sonoma Counties. Go behind the scenes to meet the makers and taste the wide array of artisanal food and libations coming from our local foodshed.

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    Bartholomew Park

    1695 Castle Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

    This 374-acre property, run by the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation is dedicated to keeping this beautiful space open for everyone to enjoy. The park includes areas for picnics, walking/hiking trails, and in true Sonoma County fashion a winery and tasting room.

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    Lake Sonoma

    3333 Skaggs Springs Road Geyserville CA, 95441

    During peak season this scenic lake has more than 2,700 acres of water and 50 miles of shoreline. It is the perfect setting for any water sports. Whether you hike, swim, ride, boat, camp, fish, or hunt you can do it all at Lake Sonoma.

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    Helen Putnam Regional Park

    411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma

    This compact wilderness park southwest of Petaluma has 6 miles of trails featuring grassy hillsides weaving through oak woodlands. Ridge-top trails provide panoramic views of Sonoma County.

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    General Vallejo’s Home

    Third Street and West Spain Street Sonoma CA, 95476

    A Victorian wood frame house is the center piece of this historic landmark. Part of the Sonoma State Historic Park, this park is chock full of history and well preserved rooms fill with antiquities. Take a peak into California’s history.

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    Sonoma Botanical Garden

    12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

    Find peace and tranquility at this non-profit botanical garden, home to one of the largest collections of Asian plants in North America and Europe. Open for self-guided tours daily, closed Tuesdays.

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    Buena Vista Winery

    18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

    Visit the oldest commercial winery in California. Founded in 1857 and still located on the original grounds this tasting room will satisfy wine enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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    The Epicurean Connection – Cheese Making Class

    19670 8th Street East, Suite A Sonoma, CA 95476

    Join award-winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis for a hands-on cheese-making class. This 90-minute class kicks off with a Sonoma or Napa wine and an artisanal cheese tasting, allowing guests to explore different types of handcrafted cheeses prior to creating their own.

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    Korbel Winery

    13250 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

    The original California sparkling wine producer, Korbel has been making bubbles since 1882. Head west to the redwoods and visit this beautiful property featuring tours, tasting, a deli and more.

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    Children’s Museum of Sonoma County

    1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Ignite your child’s imagination at The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County! Providing hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities in a safe environment that are custom designed for families with children aged ten years old and younger.

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    Charlie’s Acres

    3201 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

    Charlie’s Acres, located just east of the Sonoma Plaza, is a dedicated animal sanctuary for rescued farm animals. The sanctuary serves as a home where animals can live out their natural lives in peace, and as a venue for showing the general public that these intelligent beings deserve love and compassion.

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    Russian River Brewing Company, Windsor Campus

    700 Mitchell Lane Windsor, CA 95492

    Russian River Brewing Company, Windsor Campus boasts a large indoor and outdoor dining area, world-renowned tap list, brewery tours, and more!

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    Matanzas Creek Winery

    6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Explore Matanza Creek in the Bennett Valley growing region with sustainability farmed vineyards, breathtaking views, and lavender fields.

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    Whale Watching at Bodega Bay

    1500 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94158

    Offering whale watching tours, marine excursions, deep-sea and inshore fishing charters throughout Bodega Bay, Point Reyes, and many other areas throughout the Marin and Sonoma Coast. Enjoy catching ​Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Tuna, and Halibut in the deep sea with North Bay Charters.

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    Bees N Blooms

    3883 Petaluma Hill Road Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Experience the connection between flowers, trees, birds, pollinators, humans, and the biosphere at Bees N Blooms. Enjoy the 11-acre organic farm featuring a lavender labyrinth and lavender-scented pathways. As well as a variety of homegrown products, including honey, fresh-cut flowers, and more!

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    Sonoma Zip Line

    6250 Bohemian Highway Occidental, Ca 95465

    Nestled off the coast of Northern California and deep in the Redwood forest, Sonoma Zipline Adventures is high adventure and completely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With two unique courses, each a two-and-a-half hour Guided eco-tour that includes multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, a rappel to the forest floor, you will be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the world-famous California Coastal Redwoods.

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    Horseback Riding at Jack London State Park

    Triple Creek Horse Outfit offers guided horseback riding experiences in the heart of the Northern California Wine Country on some of the finest riding trails in the world, past acres of vineyards for premium wines, through open oak woodlands and through shady groves of tall redwoods at two locations: Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma Valley and Yulupa Mountain Ranch in Bennett Valley.

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    Safari West

    3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Safari West is a 400-acre private wildlife preserve located 12 miles north of the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California.