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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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Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Railroad Square Historic District
Railroad Square Historic District
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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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

Willi's Wine Bar
Willi's Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 488 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dierks Parkside Cafe
Dierks Parkside Cafe
Ranked #2 of 488 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Russian River Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing Company
Ranked #3 of 488 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Pub, Pizza
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Ranked #4 of 488 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
Ranked #5 of 488 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

North Bay Inn
2.0 of 5
North Bay Inn
US$ 89 - US$ 153
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Relais du Soleil
Relais du Soleil
US$ 125 - US$ 250
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
El Pueblo Inn
3.0 of 5
El Pueblo Inn
US$ 124 - US$ 322
Ranked #4 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
US$ 175 - US$ 195
Ranked #1 of 5 Santa Rosa B&B and Inns
Vintners Inn
4.0 of 5
Vintners Inn
US$ 193 - US$ 450
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
US$ 145 - US$ 294
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Wine Country Inn
4.0 of 5
The Wine Country Inn
US$ 240 - US$ 697
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$ 248 - US$ 544
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
4.0 of 5
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
US$ 767 - US$ 1,224
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Forestville
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