Kids—and kids at heart—will love a visit to the home of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and his friends at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center or a stop next door at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, better known as Snoopy’s Home Ice. With exhibits designed for children ages ten and younger, The Children's Museum of Sonoma County is the perfect destination to learn, play and explore. Or head out to the ocean and get a taste of the salt air and the gorgeous, rugged Sonoma coast. You might even find yourself on an African Safari complete with giraffes, rhinos and hundreds of exotic animals on the Sonoma Serengeti, also known as Safari West Wildlife Preserve.
Check out the Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM), a family-friendly, easily accessible, open-air museum. The PCAM displays over 35 well-cared-for historic, vintage aircraft, intended to educate and inspire both young and old about our aviation heritage and space technology while honoring our service veterans.
Want to learn how to fly in a different way? Nestled in West County, deep in the Redwood forest, Sonoma Zipline Adventures is completely unlike anything you've ever experienced. Sonoma Zipline Adventures offers you and your family the chance to push your comfort zone by seeing the Redwoods at 200 feet above the ground! You’ll experience 7 ziplines, speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, sky bridges and a rappel! Round that out with an enjoyable educational experience with a great guide, and everyone will want to do this more than once!
Santa Rosa can also boast about Epicenter, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex on the West Coast which features a restaurant, sports bar, fitness facilities, basketball courts, indoor soccer fields, an upscale bowling alley, and world-class arcade game zone all under one roof.
And when it comes to Santa Rosa, what do Andrew Carnegie, William Jennings Bryan, Henry Ford, Jack London and Thomas Edison all have in common? Considered a celebrity of that age, all of these famous Americans visited Luther Burbank at his home and gardens in Santa Rosa. Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturist, and pioneer in agricultural science. Over his 55-year career, Burbank used various techniques of grafting and hybridization to create more than 800 new varieties of vegetables, plants, and trees. He famously described Sonoma County as, “The chosen spot of all the earth, as far as nature is concerned.” Take a step back in time and tour Luther Burbank Home and Gardens containing his well-maintained home, greenhouse, and gardens in downtown Santa Rosa.
With so many family fun things to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike and explore in Sonoma Count, you’re going to need more days…