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Santa Rosa
If you're into wine-tasting, a weekend in Santa Rosa is sure to be satisfying. But this region of magnificent redwoods, rolling hills and ocean vistas has a great mix of other pastimes as well. Located right in the centre of the Sonoma County wine region, Santa Rosa is home to several world-class vineyards with rich histories and beautiful surroundings. In June and July the Matanzas Creek Winery offers visitors a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery attract tourists all year round. If golf is your passion, grab your clubs and spend a relaxing afternoon at Fountaingrove or one of the other popular courses. Young and old alike will delight in the Charles M... more If you're into wine-tasting, a weekend in Santa Rosa is sure to be satisfying. But this region of magnificent redwoods, rolling hills and ocean vistas has a great mix of other pastimes as well. Located right in the centre of the Sonoma County wine region, Santa Rosa is home to several world-class vineyards with rich histories and beautiful surroundings. In June and July the Matanzas Creek Winery offers visitors a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery attract tourists all year round. If golf is your passion, grab your clubs and spend a relaxing afternoon at Fountaingrove or one of the other popular courses. Young and old alike will delight in the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which chronicles the evolution and history of Snoopy and the "Peanuts" gang. With wine or without, a trip to Santa Rosa is one you'll never forget. less

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Safari West
Safari West
Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a lifetime for intrepid travelers from around the globe - and... more Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a lifetime for intrepid travelers from around the globe - and, it is closer than you think! The entire Safari West experience is a kid-friendly adventure for families to enjoy together. Our tours are designed to educate guests of all ages and we have found that families are truly inspired as they learn from and share with one another. At Safari West we strive to actively promote conservation and environmental education concepts to our guests, whether they are with us for an hour or a week. The whole experience at Safari West is one of building connections and making discoveries; getting back to basics and enjoying the profound simple pleasures of family and nature that are all too often overlooked. If anything is “not to be missed,” it is that sense of serenity one finds while gazing at graceful giraffe nuzzling her newborn or the surge of raw adventure while witnessing an energetic herd of wildebeest galloping across the horizon. Overnight lodging is also available - the true 'glamping' experience! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Charles M. Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who made Santa Rosa his adopted hometown. The museum features... more Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who made Santa Rosa his adopted hometown. The museum features an early mural of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, a wood relief sculpture of Snoopy showing the changes in the famed cartoon dog's appearance over the years and Schulz's actual work studio. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; Libraries
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Sonoma Sterling Limousines, Inc.
Sonoma Sterling Limousines, Inc.
Owner description: We are Wine Country's best luxury transportation value. All of the experienced professionals on staff at Sonoma Sterling Limousines offer reliable, customer-centered service with... more Owner description: We are Wine Country's best luxury transportation value. All of the experienced professionals on staff at Sonoma Sterling Limousines offer reliable, customer-centered service with safety and satisfaction as their highest priority. Tens of thousands of Wine Country visitors from around the world have trusted us to show them the beauty and the hidden gems of Healdsburg, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Alexander V less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Taxis & Shuttles
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Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park
Attraction type: Parks
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California Welcome Center - Santa Rosa
California Welcome Center - Santa Rosa
Attraction type: Visitor Centres
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All places to eat » Places to eat

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Ranked #1 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Willi's Wine Bar
Willi's Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Chloe's
Chloe's
Ranked #4 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery
Riviera Restaurant
Riviera Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

North Bay Inn
2.0 of 5
North Bay Inn
USD 87 - 187
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Relais du Soleil
Relais du Soleil
USD 125 - 250
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
BEST WESTERN Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
USD 149 - 435
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Gables Wine Country Inn
The Gables Wine Country Inn
USD 175 - 195
Ranked #1 of 5 Santa Rosa B&B and Inns
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
USD 161 - 348
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Sandman Motel
3.0 of 5
Sandman Motel
USD 101 - 109
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Vintners Inn
4.0 of 5
Vintners Inn
USD 261 - 474
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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The Wine Country Inn
4.0 of 5
The Wine Country Inn
USD 331 - 817
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in St. Helena
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MacArthur Place - Sonoma's Historic Inn & Spa
4.0 of 5
MacArthur Place - Sonoma's Historic Inn & Spa
USD 413 - 539
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.