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.
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.
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.
Winter is perfect time to enjoy whale watching at the coast. While in Bodega, drop by Sonoma Coast Vineyards for some magnificent Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. (707) 921-2860
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
Get a taste of history at the Sonoma County Museum, (707) 579-1500. A rotating art exhibit features local artists working with various media.
Drop by Vintners Square, the home of D’Argenizo Winery. (707) 280-4658
For a fun evening of music, comedy and karaoke try Annie O’s Music Hall in Railroad Square. (707) 542-1455
Step back in time. Historic Railroad Square offers antiques, coffee houses, vintage shops and restaurants galore. For railroad buffs is the Northwestern Pacific Rail Room Gallery is located in the Visitors Bureau in the historic Train Depot. Pick up maps for a self-guided walking tour of this unique area. (707) 577-8674
Go treasure hunting at Whistlestop Antiques, located at Fourth and Davis Streets in Historic Railroad Square, (707) 542-9474, the oldest antiques cooperative in Sonoma County.
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; Platypus Tours, (707) 253-2723; Sonoma Sterling Limousine, (707) 542-5444; or Healdsburg Vino Tours, (707) 843-670.
Relax and pamper yourself with a massage or a spa body treatment at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, (707)545-8530. A massage or Jacuzzi at the Spa at the Bodega Bay Lodge, (707) 875-3525 would be perfect after a walk at Doran Beach.
Try your luck at River Rock Casino just outside of Santa Rosa. 707.857.2777
Enjoy live entertainment. Celebrity entertainers fill the house at the Luther Burbank for the Arts. Shows are scheduled regularly.
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.
Discover and explore nature, science and much more with your family at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. (707) 546-4069
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.
Enjoy an entertaining night out with music, dining and dancing at The Lounge at Flamingo Resort & Spa. (707) 545-8530
Take in “the most beautiful view in Sonoma County” from Paradise Ridge Winery. Wander through their world-class outdoor sculpture garden. (707) 528-9463,
Try something different. Atmani Wine Country Tours is a unique yoga and wine tour experience that will engage all your senses and enrich your soul. (707) 293-0215
The Barlow Center in Sebastopol offers a unique experience for great food, great wine, beer and shopping all in one convenient location. thebarlow.net
Explore Santa Rosa’s historic neighborhoods with self-guided walking tours. You can get maps of the area at the California Welcome Center. 707-577-8574
See the past take flight at the Pacific Coast Air Museum, (707) 575-7900, which represents more than 50 years of aviation with aircraft, artifacts, and restoration projects on display.
As you explore our beautiful city, you will find urban wineries to delight you. Siduri and Inspiration Vineyard are a short drive from the Schulz Museum. Trecini is a 5 minute walk from the California Welcome Center and Romilly is across street.
Enjoy Downtown Santa Rosa and have a bite to eat at Belly Left Coast, La Rosa Tequilera, Mac’s Kosher Style Deli, Stout Brothers Irish Pub or Mary’s Pizza—all located along Fourth Street, downtown.
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.
Sample brews at Russian River Brewing Company (707) 545-2337; Russian River Brewery; Plow Brewing (707) 843-4583 or Cooperage Brewing (707) 293-9787.
Stop by one of our year-round Farmers Markets at the Wells Fargo Center or the Veterans Memorial Building on Wednesdays and Saturdays. communityfarmersmarkets.com