City Guide // Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa, California is a pocket of Sonoma County that is home to art, nature, and an award-winning food scene. If you're planning a visit, add these spots to your itinerary.

A city known for its charm and rich wine culture, Santa Rosa, California is a pocket of Sonoma County that is home to art, nature, and an award-winning food scene. If you're planning a visit, add these spots to your itinerary. You won't regret it.

STAY

Vintners Inn
Vintners Inn is one of Santa Rosa's unique hotels, situated on vineyards and features a relaxing spa, multiple restaurants, and an array of accommodations that will complete your wine country stay.

Russian River

Autocamp Russian River
About 20 minutes away from Santa Rosa, Autocamp Russian River gives guests a glamping-style stay in the woods in luxurious Air Stream trailers or canvas tents. It's truly the best of both worlds.

Kenwood Inn
If you're looking for a relaxing trip, this is the place to stay. With a Mediteranean touch and minutes away from a family winery, you (and even your dog - they're welcome too) will have an amazing weekend.

DINE

Ca'Bianca
Ca'Bianca is an Italian-inspired eatery in the historic Marshall House. All courses are not only plated beautifully, they also taste better than they look. Guests can choose entrées such as Filetto di manzo, Ossobuco, or Ravioli di Zucca - and will want to try one of everything.

Willi's Wine Bar

Willi's Wine Bar
Owned by the Stark family, a local duo that are also the masterminds behind favorites such as Bird & The Bottle, Bravas, Starks, Willi's Seafood, Monti's, and Grossman's, Willi's Wine Bar offers a casual experience for all who visit. Serving international small plates such as Curried Crab Tacos and Wok Charred Cauliflower to Foie Gras Poppers and Moroccan Style Lamb Chops, this spot has a little something for everyone.

Jeffreys Hillside Cafe
Chef Jeffrey Maudra opened this popular breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot in 2009, and it has been a gem in the community ever since. Traditional breakfast options have an added twist, such as Corned Duck Hash and Sticky Bun French Toast, that keep guests coming back for more.

SHOP

CLUTCH
This women's boutique holds a wide range of dressy and casual options that every woman will love - she can even pick up a few accessories while she's there to compliment her look for your night out.

Patrick James at Montgomery Village
We've got you covered. Visit our Santa Rosa location in the Montgomery Village and enjoy delicious restaurants, music, events, and more after you shop with our dedicated team.

PLAY

Bennett Valley Golf
Golf in nature's beauty and spend the day at this incredible course. Play a round with friends and stop by the Legends Sports Grill, with great views of native oak, redwood, and pines to finish off an afternoon for winners.

St. Francis Winery
Named one of the 100 best restaurants in the country, St. Francis Winery is home to award-winning Old Vines Zinfandel and Tres Viejos wines, and features even better views. The Tasting Room offers a relaxing patio for you and your loved ones to enjoy an afternoon sipping and strolling through the vineyards - and you won't want to miss it.

Santa Rosa winery

J Vineyards and Winery
J Vineyards is another amazing winery in the area, with one of the top sparkling selections Santa Rosa has to offer. Make a reservation to the Bubble Room, featuring a five-course wine and food pairing menu by Executive Chef Carl Shelton, for a celebratory affair.

EXPLORE

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Tap into your youth and tour the Charles M. Schulz Museum, centered around the man behind Peanuts. View original comic strips, a re-creation of Schulz's art studio, and variety of exhibits for an afternoon of fun.

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Safari West
Safari West is a wildlife conservation enter complete with an African Safari Tour and add-on reservations for a day in the wild. You'll feel like you're on another continent.

Jack London State Park
If you're looking for an afternoon surrounded by nature, this is the place to go. Named after American novelist Jack London, the park offers multiple hiking trails through redwoods, orchards, and more. Check out the century-old Wolf House and the restoration of the Jack London Cottage all while soaking in the rich history of the area.

Date Published: November 20, 2019

Tags: City Guide, Santa Rosa