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Food + Drink
Casually elegant with an upscale feel, Stark’s Steak & Seafood serves up classic fare with a modern approach. Stark’s features sustainable seafood, Certified Angus Beef® brand, Prime and Natural, in-house dry-aged beef, and American Kobe.
Grossman’s Noshery & Bar
Grossman’s is a New York-style deli, restaurant, bakery and bar. Our menu features eclectic breakfast dishes, noshes, sandwiches, soups, salads, platters for sharing, nightly specials, dumplings, and desserts based on Jewish cuisine from the East Coast of the US, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Jackson’s Bar and Oven
Jackson’s Bar and Oven is the kind of place chef/owner Josh Silvers wanted to go to: casually sophisticated with an emphasis on quality local ingredients yet still kid-friendly. Jackson’s menu features comfort food favorites out of its wood fired oven and a bar with house made artisanal cocktails and a “locals only” wine list.
For over 50-years, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has defined Sonoma County excellence by producing award-winning wines of the highest caliber from mountain and valley vineyards throughout the region. As a 100% Certified Sustainable winery, we are committed to nurturing and preserving the splendor of our natural environment for future generations to enjoy. We invite you to share in our legacy.
It all started with 12 acres in the Russian River Valley, purchased in the late 70s, where Dr. Hanna and his daughter, Christine Hanna, began making homemade wine. In 1985, the winery was officially launched, and new vineyards were acquired throughout the next decade. Now, the family’s holdings total 600 acres, 230 planted to vines.
It's more than a bottle of wine It's family and community, social and environmental responsibility. Excellence. A never-ending pursuit to capture wine's beauty and reflect the land on which it is grown.
Emeritus Vineyards was realized to focus on our passion for expressing each vineyard’s terroir in the wine, using dry farmed and environmentally sustainable techniques. As a result, our wines are best described as elegant, balanced, and charming. Emeritus Vineyards was realized to focus on our passion for expressing each vineyard’s terroir in the wine, using dry farmed and environmentally sustainable techniques. As a result, our wines are best described as elegant, balanced, and charming.
Our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah are grown in coastal vineyards on the edge of the pacific. This band of mountains along the West Sonoma coast offers ideal climate for our winemaking pursuits.
At Rodney Strong Vineyards, we are proud to be part of a family-owned company who is dedicated to Sonoma County. Our company vision, values and DEI statement help guide us as we innovate and grow with the next generation that leads us forward. In the spirit of our pioneering founder, Rod Strong, we are united by our passion for wine, family and sustainability and believe that nothing brings us together better than sharing a bottle of Rodney Strong wine.
The Barlow is a 12-acre Bay Area outdoor market district in Sebastopol, California featuring local food, wine, beer, spirits and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans. Stroll our industrial-chic, dog-friendly campus and savor the organic edible landscaping — a nod to the rich agricultural history of The Barlow. Our community is open and ready to greet you.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Learn about production techniques and explore the scenic grounds at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Complimentary tastings of two wines are available daily. Stop by the Movie Gallery to see classic film memorabilia from the iconic director's career.
Stop by Williamson Wines and discover delightful pairings of exclusive wines with everyday eats through their complimentary "Fridge Foods and Fine Wines" tastings, served daily. Williamson sells French-style wines in the tasting room and online only.
Local Art + Culture
Explore vintage shops, boutiques, and restaurants in historic Railroad Square. Located walking distance from our hotel, this area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features preserved architecture from the town's railroad days.
Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center
Learn something new about the beloved Peanuts™ comic strip with drawings, photos, and more at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Located less than 10 minutes away, the campus also includes an ice skating rink, cafe, and gift shop.
Snoopy’s Home Ice: Redwood Empire Ice Arena
Built in 1969 by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy's Home Ice has been called the world's most beautiful ice arena. With the charm and ambiance of a Swiss Alpine village, and towering Redwoods in front of the building, Snoopy's Home Ice offers a unique experience not found at any other ice arena.
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Take a scenic stroll through the sprawling historic estate of Luther Burbank at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. This local attraction is where the world-famous horticulturist lived and experimented with plant breeding for more than 50 years.
Museum of Sonoma County
Learn more about local history at the Museum of Sonoma County. Located less than 10 minutes away, this educational attraction is housed in the 1909 Santa Rosa post office. The exhibits include local art, historic photographs, and a sculpture garden.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Founded in 1981, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the North Bay’s premier arts and events center presenting world-class performances, nationally-recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular community events. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Center is ranked among world’s top 100 performing arts presenters hosting performances in music, theater, dance, comedy, family programming and renowned speaker events; and serving more than 50,000 children and adults annually through its Education Through the Arts programs.
Green Music Center
Located 15 minutes away at Sonoma State University, Green Music Center hosts the Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma Bach, and the university music department. Green Music Center presents diverse artists and performances year-round in three dynamic venues.
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
From programs to camps, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County provides hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities in a safe environment that are custom designed for families with children aged ten years old and younger.
Dickinson Glass honors the tradition of craft and venetian glass-making techniques, provides education encompassing an ancient art, and produces elegant products for the enrichment of our community.
Pick up some fresh produce and enjoy time with the community at one of Sonoma's Certified Farmers Markets. The local farmers markets offer an inviting place to pick up a souvenir, savor fresh food and coffee, and enjoy live music from local artists.
Parks + Recreation
Hotel Outdoor Activities
Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors with activities at our Santa Rosa hotel. Unwind at our pool and jetted tub or borrow one of our beach cruisers and explore the nearby trail network. Return in the evening to enjoy yard games by the fire pit.
The mission of Safari West is to actively promote conservation and environmental education while imparting knowledge that helps each individual make well-informed choices in regard to the environment and wildlife conservation. At Safari West it’s all about the animals. Always has been, always will be. With 400 rolling acres in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, Safari West is home to nearly 1,000 animals. Join us in our ongoing exploration of the wonders of wildlife. Take part in the efforts to conserve these amazing creatures and their natural habitats. We can’t do it alone and we’re always seeking out new wildlife advocates.
Come visit Howarth Park, the "jewel" of Santa Rosa. This 138-acre community park provides endless recreational opportunities with a beautiful lake for fishing and boating, a softball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails, and an amusement area featuring a miniature train ride, carousel, animal farm and pony rides.
Windsor Golf Club
As a past stop on the PGA Nationwide Tour and proud to be welcoming back the LPGA Symetra Tour in 2019, Windsor Golf Club represents Wine Country golf at its best. The challenging layout carves through a gently rolling landscape dotted with lakes, a meandering creek and majestic oaks. Windsor Golf Club continues to set the standard for North Bay golf and is the perfect location for your round or annual golf tournament.
Bennett Valley Golf Course
Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) opened in 1969 and is located at the base of Bennett Peak, where Matanzas Creek meanders throughout the tree-lined course. Native oak, redwood and pine trees enhance the course’s beauty and create a classic, natural setting. The par 72, 6,500 yard course (from the tips) is considered one of best maintained in the area.
Jack London State Park
Home and ranch of the man and the legend—Jack London, famous for his literary accomplishments as well as his dramatic exploits, exotic travels, and adventures. Walk, hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, bird watch, take pictures, paint, picnic, relax, learn, enjoy nature!
Bodega Bay22.5 MI / 36.23 KM AWAY
Hike in a redwood forest or whale watch from the rugged coast at Bodega Bay. Located 30 minutes away, Bodega Bay offers biking, rock climbing, surfing, and more outdoor activities. Play a round of golf or enjoy fresh seafood in the fishing village.
Plan Your Days
Day 1 - Explore Russian River Valley
Kick oﬀ your day at the Barlow in Sebastopol, a 12-acre outdoor market featuring local food, wine, beer, spirits and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans. Next, enjoy some favorite wineries located in Santa Rosa and Russian River Valley; Emeritus Vineyards, Dutton Estate Winery, Martin Ray Vineyards, Deloach Winery, and Martinelli Winery. Take a break and walk the old town of Guernville, dating back to the 1800’s and surrounded by the Redwoods. If you enjoy watersports, try Russian River Adventures where you can kayak and tube down the Russian River or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings on the pebble beaches.
Day 2 - Wine down in Healdsburg
Enjoy breakfast at the Railroad Stop, then head to Downtown Healdsburg for small-town charm, stunning vistas, and award-winning vintages where you can shop your heart away. Visit some of the prestigious wineries Healdsburg has to oﬀer; Gracianna Winery, Dry Creek Vineyards, Gary Farrell Vineyards and Ferrari-Carano Winery are some of the most popular. Just north of Healdsburg is Lake Sonoma, a great area attraction where you can rent boats, BBQ on the patio and relax lakeside. Wind down at The Matheson, Sonoma County’s premier food and wine experience featuring two unique restaurant concepts and a wine wall all shining under one roof.
Day 3 - Tour De Downtown Santa Rosa
Railroad Square is just a block away and considered the historic Downtown area of Santa Rosa with many shops and restaurants that are housed in turn-of-the-century stone buildings. A leisurely walk to Railroad Square is a perfect way to start your day. If you’re a foodie, be sure to check out the many great restaurants that Santa Rosa has to oﬀer; Grossman’s Noshery and Bar, Loco’s Cucina Rustica, LaRosa Tequileria and Grille and Jacksons Bar and Grill. Just a few blocks east is the local favorite; Russian River Brewery. 4th Street Cellars in Railroad Square is a great nearby winery with an antique wine room and live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Day 4 - Take a ride to Downtown Petaluma
Start your day in Railroad Square at Aroma Cafe for a cup of Joe and pastry before stepping aboard the Sonoma Marin Rail Transit to the town of Petaluma. Shop, dine and take a stroll along the riverfront in Downtown Petaluma, or look for antique treasures at Summer Cottage Antiques, Vintage Bank Antiques and Chelsea Antiques. Take a break from shopping and enjoy a glass of wine at Adobe Road Winery inside the Great Petaluma Mill, or have a bite to eat at the Wild Goat Bistro. If beer is more your style, check out Brewsters Beer Garden and Taps in Downtown or take a short car ride to the home of Lagunitas and Henhouse Brewery.