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Santa Rosa
If you're into wine-tasting, a weekend in Santa Rosa is certain to be satisfying. But this region of magnificent redwoods, rolling hills and ocean vistas has a great mix of other fun pastimes as well. Located right in the center of the Sonoma County wine region, Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards with world-class wines, rich histories and beautiful surroundings. The Matanzas Creek Winery offers June and July visitors a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of blooming lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery are tourist draws 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... more If you're into wine-tasting, a weekend in Santa Rosa is certain to be satisfying. But this region of magnificent redwoods, rolling hills and ocean vistas has a great mix of other fun pastimes as well. Located right in the center of the Sonoma County wine region, Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards with world-class wines, rich histories and beautiful surroundings. The Matanzas Creek Winery offers June and July visitors a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of blooming lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery are tourist draws 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; Specialty 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 522 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Willi's Wine Bar
Willi's Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 522 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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 522 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ca'Bianca Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 522 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
Ranked #5 of 522 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sandman
3.0 of 5
Sandman
$93 - $246
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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North Bay Inn
2.0 of 5
North Bay Inn
$90 - $166
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Rosa Sebastopol
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Rosa Sebastopol
$139 - $306
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sebastopol
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport
$159 - $295
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel
3.5 of 5
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel
$180 - $422
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Hotel La Rose
3.0 of 5
Hotel La Rose
$133 - $214
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Vintners Inn
4.0 of 5
Vintners Inn
$205 - $499
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
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Meadowood Napa Valley
4.5 of 5
Meadowood Napa Valley
$560 - $1,717
Ranked #1 of 9 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
$273 - $571
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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