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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: Libraries; Speciality Museums
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Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Annadel State Park
Annadel State Park
This park offers a great variety of wildflowers.
Attraction type: State Parks
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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who introduced over 800 new plant varieties, including the Idaho... more Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who introduced over 800 new plant varieties, including the Idaho Potato. The site includes an acre of gardens with many of the naturalist's creations, a beautiful greenhouse he built in 1889, and his Greek Revival home. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dierks Parkside Cafe
Dierks Parkside Cafe
Ranked #1 of 497 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Willi's Wine Bar
Willi's Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 497 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gluten Free, Spanish
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Russian River Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing Company
Ranked #3 of 497 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Ranked #4 of 497 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Gluten Free
Good for: View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 497 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Relais du Soleil
Relais du Soleil
US$ 125 - US$ 250
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
El Bonita Motel
2.0 of 5
El Bonita Motel
US$ 169 - US$ 216
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in St. Helena
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BEST WESTERN Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
US$ 161 - US$ 480
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
US$ 158 - US$ 373
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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The Gables Wine Country Inn
The Gables Wine Country Inn
US$ 175 - US$ 195
Ranked #1 of 5 Santa Rosa B&B and Inns
Hotel La Rose
3.0 of 5
Hotel La Rose
US$ 122 - US$ 305
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Vintners Inn
4.0 of 5
Vintners Inn
US$ 212 - US$ 471
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

The Wine Country Inn
4.0 of 5
The Wine Country Inn
US$ 341 - US$ 603
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
US$ 409 - US$ 620
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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