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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: View the largest collection of original Peanuts art work in the world at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Visitors can laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of... more Owner description: View the largest collection of original Peanuts art work in the world at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Visitors can laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz’s role in its development, view a re-creation of Schulz’s art studio, watch animated Peanuts specials and documentaries in the theater, and draw cartoons in the hands-on education room. The Museum features a Peanuts tile mural (made from comic strips), a wrapped Snoopy doghouse, morphing Snoopy, Snoopy labyrinth, Kite-Eating tree, and three exhibition galleries that change every 6 months. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park
Attraction type: 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: Gardens; Historic Sites
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dierks Parkside Cafe
Dierks Parkside Cafe
Ranked #2 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Russian River Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing Company
Ranked #3 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
Ranked #4 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stark's Steakhouse
Stark's Steakhouse
Ranked #5 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

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Olea Hotel
3.0 of 5
Olea Hotel
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Occidental Hotel
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Inn at Sonoma, A Four Sisters Inn
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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$ 205 - US$ 383
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Vintners Inn
4.0 of 5
Vintners Inn
US$ 190 - US$ 544
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Best Western Plus Garden Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Garden Inn
US$ 153 - US$ 231
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
US$ 201 - US$ 480
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Meadowood Napa Valley
5.0 of 5
Meadowood Napa Valley
US$ 536 - US$ 2,484
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
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Solage, an Auberge Resort
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