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 worldfamous 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 spinaround 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

Visit the place where gardening comes naturally. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, (707) 524-5445, demonstrates Luther Burbank’s world-renowned varieties of plants and vegetables.

#4

Relax at Dutton–Goldfield Winery where food pairings and great tastings abound. (707) 861-9120
Nearby Balletto Vineyards & Winery will surprise you with their extensive array of bottlings from six vineyards. 
(707) 568-2455

Safari West Jeep Tour


#5

Embark on an adventure at Safari West, 400-acre wildlife preserve and tent camp. Take a guided tour through the preserve, or enjoy a Kenya-style campground for overnight stays. (707) 579-2551

#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

Enjoy two unique courses featuring zip lines, bridges and rappels for most ages and abilities. Discover the world-famous CaliforniaCoastal Redwoods in a way you never imagined with Sonoma Canopy Tours is a high adventure that’s green, family-friendly and educational. (888) 494-7868

#8

For a fun evening of music, comedy and karaoke try Annie O’s Music Hall in Railroad Square. (707) 542-1455. Maybe a little theater? 6th Street Playhouse (707) 523-3544 is also located in Historic Railroad Square.


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 The Pullman Kitchen, 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

Discover 25 acres of 20,000 wild-origin plants & flowers. Quarryhill Botanical Garden (707) 996-3166 is a woodland garden cradled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Quarryhill is a research botanical garden housing one of the largest collections of temperate Asian plants in North America.


#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; or Healdsburg Vino Tours, (707) 843-670.

#12

Pamper yourself with a massage or a spa body treatment at the Seasons of Skin Day Spa (707) 568-4199. Relax with a massage or Jacuzzi at the Spa at the Bodega Bay Lodge (707) 875-3525.

#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

Ready to soak up the scent and color of Provence?  Sip, smell and savor the beauty of Matanzas Creek Winery with Sauvignon Blanc and vibrant fields of purple lavender. (800) 590-6464


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 you canoe? Burke's Canoe Trips, (707) 887-1222, invites you to spend a day canoeing down the famous Russian River.  A ten mile self-guided canoe trip through the Redwoods with return shuttle included. Picnic, swim and sunbathe at beaches along this magnificent stretch of the river. View wildlife such as: otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, egret 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.

Pacific Coast Air Museum
#24

Located just 3 miles away from downtown Santa Rosa, Howarth Park is a 152-acre Community Park providing endless recreational opportunities with a beautiful lake for fishing & boating, a softball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails, and an amusement area featuring a miniature train ride, carousel, animal farm & pony rides. Adjoining Spring Lake Park offers a  320-acre park featuring trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding as well as a summer swimming lagoon, a lake for boating and fishing, a campground and picnic areas.

#25

As you explore our beautiful city, you will find urban wineries and craft brew pubs to delight you. Siduri Winery | (707) 578-3882, Cooperage Brewing Company | (707) 293-9787 and Plow Brewing | (707) 843-4583 are all within ½ mile of each other. Trecini Cellars | (707) 525-9400 and Russian River Brewing Company are a five minute walk from the California Welcome Center. Romilily Wines (707) 473-0636 is across street.


#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—all located along Fourth Street, downtown.

#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

Grab your friends and enjoy some shopping or delight in many dining options at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa Plaza, Coddingtown Mall or the Petaluma Outlet Mall

Beer in Santa Rosa

#29

Is golf your favorite course?  We have the Oakmont Golf Club(707) 538-2454, Bennett Valley Golf Course (707) 528-3673, Windsor Golf Club (707) 838-7888 and the Foxtail Golf Club (707) 584-7766.

#30

Stop by one of our year-round Farmers Markets at the Luther Burbank Center or the Veterans Memorial Building on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Westend Farmers Market is on Sundays in Historic Railroad Square.