or nothing to do... sun, dip in the
pool, OR bike and hike on country lanes,
passing through world class vineyards,
apple orchards, organic gardens and
several villages--Occidental, Freestone,
Bodega (site of the Hitchcock
movie The Birds), Bodega Bay,
Sebastopol, Graton, Forestville(all
within 5-15 minutes by auto)
• Stroll, visit art galleries , arts and
crafts stores, artist's studios, local farmers
markets, and world renouned organic nursuries,
art centers, national, regional, state parks and
beaches, surf, beach comb, kayak, fish or swim
on the Russian River or in the Pacific Ocean.
• Best wineries in the United States are
right here, and you can visit and try their wines.
For example visit the beautiful Paradise
Ridge Winery and Sculpture
Garden in nearby Santa Rosa,
Torres, only 5 minutes away.
gourmet bistros and 5 star restaurants to casual
breakfast spots where the locals gather. Places
•Visit FLORENCE AVENUE in Sebastopol. An entire
street filled with whimsical folk art sculptures
by PATRICK AMIOT.
• Redwood Canopy ZIP
line tour. Exciting for all
ages and capabilities. Enjoy the giant redwood
forest from the top by Zip lining through the
Sonoma Canopy Tours on Vimeo.
Trip Advisor reviews >>Check it out
•Safari West We went there in late June, 2014 with our 13 year old niece, we loved this trip. It was worth the price and I learned a lot while having a great time. You can stay the night too in their tent cabins.
things to do in Sonoma County
|Long before there was wine here, San Franciscans visited Sebastopol and Sonoma County for relaxing in nature. Many had cabins up here. Now you can enjoy that and the wineries as well.
Links in planning your visit:
•Art museums in this area
•DaRosa private (contemporay art collection in the Sonoma County hills). Great sculpture collection http://www.dirosaart.org/
• Art Museum, Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
• Sonoma Valley Museum beautiful small museum in Sonoma, excellent changing shows.
• Petaluma Arts Museum
• Charles Schulz Museum everything Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy
• Snoopy's Home Ice Arena
de Santa Rosa (second largest fresh water
marsh in Northern Calif.
Bike Trips near here
• Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Bike trips
to do and places to
visit Russian River
•Bodega Bay Activities
Center for the Arts (gallery
and workshop schedule)
County hiking trail
Trail between Sebastopol & Santa
•Bike Hike Santa Rosa Creek Trail
• Local rides and roads Healdsburg, Russian River, Alexander Valley
• Hiking near Sebastopol
Ross State Historical Park
(1 1/2 hours)
County (wine & entertainment)
County Events Calendar•Press Democrat Weekly Events
at the Source
Sites in Sonoma
•Kayaking Russian River Monte Rio ramp and rentals, Guerneville, Forrestville, Healdsburg -- many ways, rentals.