30 THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND SANTA ROSA

Charles Schulz Museum#1

Experience the beautiful Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center which preserves, displays and interprets the world-famous cartoonist’s art. See the amazing 17 x 22 foot mural made from more than 3,500 individual Peanuts.
(707) 579-4452

#2

Visit Snoopy’s Home Ice at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. Have a snack at the Warm Puppy Coffee Shop, or take a spin around the ice rink. Stop in at the Snoopy Gallery and Gift Shop next door for souvenirs. Call (707) 546-7147 for skating times and general information. 


#3

Newly opened Sonoma Cider Tap Room, in Healdsburg, is a spacious, industrial-chic tasting room serving house made ciders and French-American pub dishes. The taproom also features a large entertainment area where they will host live music and comedy shows. (707) 723-7018

#4

Fall and Winter is a perfect time to enjoy our gorgeous 17 miles of Sonoma Coast. On the way to Bodega Bay, stop by Dutton–Goldfield Winery, (707) 861-9120, to enjoy world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while relaxing in their cozy living room by the fireplace. In Bodega, drop by Sonoma Coast Vineyards for their medal winning cold-climate wines, (707) 921-2860. Stay at a vacation rental home of your dreams by contacting Bodega Bay “Best” Vacation Rentals (707) 377-4250.

#5

Looking forward to pairing wine with food on your next to trip? Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates & Gardens, (707) 576-3610, offers seated farm-to-table wine and food pairings. Options include a Reserve Wine & Food Pairing, a Wine & Cheese Pairing and a Wine & Chocolate Pairing. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, (800) 795-6674, offers a  1 ½ hour long seated multi-course pairing - voted #1 Restaurant in America by OpenTable Diners in 2015.


#6

Get a taste of our rich history and rotating art exhibits featuring various international artists Sonoma County History and Art Museum. (707) 579-1500. 


#7

Maybe a little theater? 6th Street Playhouse, located in Historic Railroad Square, is a performing arts theater that engages, entertains and inspires a diverse community. (707) 523-3544


#8

For a fun evening of music, comedy and karaoke try Annie O’s Music Hall in Railroad Square. (707) 542-1455. 


Railroad Square

#9

Step back in time with a visit to Historic Railroad Square, where you will find antiques, unique shops, collectibles, coffee houses, vintage shops and an abundance of restaurants including Jack and Tony’s, Omelette Express, Chevy Fresh Mex, La Gare French Restaurant, Paradise Sushi & Grill and Stark’s Steak & Seafood. (707) 577-8674

#10

How about a fun, friendly and spirited Italian dining experience on a Tuesday evening? Enjoy a meal ‘a tavola’ at Rustic, (707) 857-1400. Meaning “to the table,” a tavola (pronounced “a TAH-voh-lah”) is a casual dining experience where the chef prepares a variety of dishes and sends them to your table. No menus. Servers take on the roles of various Italian family members and are dressed to match. It’s a fun way to enjoy a meal and a lot of fun for the whole family.


#11

With over 400 wineries in the Sonoma Wine Country, there is always something for everyone. Explore wine country with Pure Luxury Limousine Service(707) 795-1615; Executive Charters and Limousines (707) 527-7771; Sonoma Sterling Limousine, (707) 542-5444; Healdsburg Vino Tours, (707) 843-670; or Comfort Wine Tours, (707) 544-WINE.

#12

Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or body treatment at one of our many spas: Seasons of Skin Day Spa, (707) 568-4199; Bodega Bay Lodge Spa, (707) 875-3525; The Flamingo Health Club & Spa, (707) 545-8530; Vintners Inn Spa, (707) 575-7350; Sea Ranch Lodge Spa, (707) 785-2371, Applewood Inn Spa, (707) 869-9093; or Indian Springs Spa, (707) 942-4913.

#13

Feeling lucky? Take a chance at the River Rock Casino, just 20 minutes north of Santa Rosa (707) 857-2777 or the Graton Resort and Casino off Highway 101 in Rohnert Park (707) 588-7100. An hour north, you will find Twin Pine Casino & Hotel (800) 564-4872.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts


#14

Enjoy live entertainment and celebrity entertainers fill the house at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Shows are scheduled regularly.
(707) 527-7006

#15

The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University is the home of the Santa Rosa Symphony. The Center brings world-class entertainers to Weill Hall.  



Armstrong Redwoods

#16

Be amazed by some of the tallest, oldest trees in California. Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, (707) 869-2015, is an 805-acre park with picnic groves and self-guided nature trails. On the way, stop at the Korbel Champagne Cellars for a tour or a gourmet lunch from their deli. 707.824.7000.

#17

Discover and explore the arts, nature, science and much more with your family at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County featuring interactive exhibits and activities designed for those 10 and younger. (707) 546-4069


#18

Take a self-guided trip to one of the 100 agricultural members of Sonoma County Farm Trails, (707) 586-FARM. Pet bunnies, taste cheeses, and see demonstrations.

#19

Virginia Dare Winery, (707) 735-3500, pays homage to the influential people, places and stories that are part of the origins of early American winemaking. Honoring the first European born in the New World, the winery also offers a unique dining experience featuring intriguing Native American faire at “Werowocomoco” including bison, venison, salmon and fry bread.

Paradise Ridge Winery


#20

Take in “the most beautiful view in Sonoma County” from Paradise Ridge Winery. Wander through their world-class outdoor sculpture garden. (707) 528-9463,

#21

Do the kids have a bit of extra energy? A great indoor option is Rebounderz, (707) 416-4445. It’s a premier indoor trampoline park & indoor playground for young and old to have fun!  They have Dodge Ball, Ninja Warrior Course, JumpXtreme Tower, 4-lane Basketball Slam, 4-lane Foam Pit, 3-level Indoor Playground, Arcade, Cafe, Parents’ Lounge and more!  



#22

The Barlow Center in Sebastopol offers a unique experience for great food, wine, beer and shopping all in one convenient location. Sunset Magazine calls it the “new artisan amusement park” with an emphasis on local products (707) 824-5600.
Enjoy an elegant authentic Neapolitan pizza at Vignette, (707) 861-3897, between stops.  

#23

Explore Santa Rosa’s historic neighborhoods with self-guided walking tours of this unique area. You can get maps of the area at the California Welcome Center. (707) 577-8674.  For railroad buffs, the Northwestern Pacific Rail Room Gallery is located at the California Welcome Center in the historic Train Depot, (707) 577-8674.


#24

As you explore our beautiful city, you will find urban boutique wineries to delight you: Trecini Cellars, where the wines possess lower alcohol content, (707) 525-9400; D'Argenzio Winery, best Italian wine bar, (707) 546-2466; or Romilily Wines, (707) 473-0636, located across the street from the California Welcome Center.


#25

Wine not your thing?  Discover our award winning urban craft brew pubs: Russian River Brewing Company is located in downtown Santa Rosa. Cooperage Brewing Company, (707) 293-9787, and Plow Brewing, (707) 843-4583, are within ½ mile of each other. For customized brewery tours, OnTap Beer Tours, (707) 786-6286, offers tasty IPA's, Farmhouse Ales, Lagers, Porters, Stouts, Ciders and Sours at some of Sonoma County's coolest breweries.

#26

Enjoy Downtown Santa Rosa and have a bite to eat at Belly Left Coast, County Bench Kitchen + Bar, La Rosa Tequilera, Stout Brothers Irish Pub or Mary’s Pizza, Ca’Bianca Ristorante Italiano, Bibi’s Burger Bar, Mariscos El Patron, and Best of Burma.

#27

Watch the waves crash into shore at Rivers End, where the Russian River and Pacific Ocean meet. The ocean view cabins are ideal for romantic getaways. (707) 865.2484. The restaurant offers world class meals and you can check out the sea lions basking in the nearby sand.

#28

Is watching movies your one distraction? We have a lot of theaters! Roxy Stadium, Summerfield Cinemas, Airport Stadium, Raven Film Center, and 3rd Street Cinema.


#29

Get physical! The Studio at Montecito Heights, (707) 528-4348, offers Stadium Cycling, Yoga and Xtend Barre. At The Airport Health Club, (707) 528-2582, you’ll find Pilates, personal training, aquatics, basketball, volleyball, climbing and much more.


#30

Stop by one of our year-round Farmers Markets at the Luther Burbank Center or the Veterans Memorial Building on Wednesdays and Saturdays.