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THINGS TO DO IN SANTA ROSA
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.
Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market
Sonoma Plaza No. 1 The Plaza Sonoma, CA 95476
May – September
The Tuesday farmers’ market on the Plaza features great local produce, artisan vendors, food trucks and live music.
Sonoma County Fair
SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 1350 BENNETT VALLEY ROAD, SANTA ROSA, CA 95404
August 3rd – 13th
The Sonoma County Fair is back in full swing! They’ll have everyone’s fair foods, vendors, carnival rides and games.
Sonoma County Pride
Old Courthouse Square, Downtown, Fourth Street and Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa CA, 95401
June 2 – 4th, 2023
Sonoma County Pride is entering its third decade and the entire community is excited to celebrate in Santa Rosa.
Country Summer Music Festival
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
June 16th – 18th, 2023
Welcome to Country Summer — Northern California’s biggest country music festival! Come watch some of your favorite country artists including headliner, Blake Shelton!
Hot Air Balloon Classic
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, Ca 95404
July 14 & 15, 2023
The Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic is a yearly event where you can experience balloons up close, watch them launch, and even take tethered rides.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Hang with Snoopy and the gang at the Charles M. Schulz Museum 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.