In the heart of the North coast's wine country, Santa Rosa is heaven for foodies! Walk in the redwood forests, explore the boutique shops and cafes or perfect your wine tasting palate. The choice is yours!
Under 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a vibrant city, overflowing with the most adored Californian characteristics. Wine lovers will love Santa Rosa’s location on the doorstep of California’s wine country, which intertwines with charming farm country. Channel your inner Woody Guthrie as you visit ancient redwood forests towering next to running rivers, expansive lakes and, nearby, the glistening Pacific Ocean. A quaint town with a charming town centre, visitors find themselves drawn into the tranquillity of Santa Rosa. Hand-crafted wares, from leather goods to locally grown jams can be found in the boutique shops here, innocuous restaurants offer sensational local and seasonal fare, and the warm welcome of locals attracts visitors from across the globe. Treat yourself to a day or two discovering the hidden gems of California’s Sonoma Valley, a wine region that doesn’t receive as much press as Napa Valley but produces wines that are just as desirable! A 20 minute drive from downtown will lead you to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, with tasty wines for those looking for a drop with a Hollywood flair, while movie buffs will love the on-site Coppola museum, featuring scripts from some of his most famous movies, the desk from “The Godfather”, awards and more! Spend the entire day there with the kids, who can splash around in the on-site pool after a mouth-watering lunch. Situated in one of the most beautiful regions of California, a stay in Santa Rosa is a far cry from the busy nightlife and standstill traffic found in Los Angeles. Escape to the country and see true California beauty with a Santa Rosa holiday.