Prominence by Panhandle Getaways80 Milestone Drive, Santa Rosa Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the beach, this townhouse accommodation is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Deer Lake State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Camp Creek Golf Club and Central ...
WaterColor Inn & Resort34 Golden Rod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Nestled on the beach, this Seaside condominium resort is within a 10-minute walk of Seaside Beach, Central Square, and Fusion Art Glass Gallery. Sundog Books ...
We stayed here 2/20-2/24/16. Very low key and relaxing, well appointed room with big comfy bed. Fresh baked cookies at nightly turndown service were left nicely wrapped. Beautiful private beaches. Amazing staff; all very accommodating and friendly; always addressed us by name, making for a very personal ...
Dunes of Seagrove Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals396 Lakewood Drive, Santa Rosa Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
This Seagrove Beach condominium resort is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Deer Lake State Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grayton Beach State Park and Camp ...
Very nice room. Kids loved pool. Quite and clean. Wrap around balcony was very nice.
WaterSound - Florida Vacation Rentals6652 E. County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Deer Lake State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Camp Creek Golf Club and Central Square. Seaside ...
Highlands House4193 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 2.0 out of 5.0
Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Rosa Beach bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Seaside, Eden Gardens State Park, and First Note Music Hall. ...
Gulf Place Community by Wyndham Vacation Rentals95 Laura Hamilton Drive, Santa Rosa Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the beach, this condominium resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Seaside, Eden Gardens State Park, and First Note Music Hall. South Walton Visitor Center ...
Two of my friends and I stayed at Gulf Place for 4 nights recently. The condo was clean, well stocked, and nicely decorated. It is across the street from the beach, but it was a 5 minute walk at most. We were on the 4th floor so we still had a great view of the ocean from our balcony and could hear ...
Cottage Rental Agency - Seaside, Florida2311 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Santa Rosa Beach condominium resort is located near the beach, steps from Central Square, Seaside Beach, and Seaside Repertory Theatre. ...
Love love love this place. Super adorable cottage with everything you need for a perfect vacation. We will be back!!!
Sanctuary by the Sea by Wyndham Vacation Rentals1363 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
Offering direct access to the beach, this Blue Mountain Beach condominium resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of First Note Music Hall, Seaside, and Eden Gardens State ...
Wildlife and wine at Santa Rosa Beach, California
Situated just 55 miles north of San Francisco, the sleepy Sonoma town of Santa Rosa has a little something for everyone, from starry-eyed honeymooners to suntanned surfers, to vacationing families driving minivans filled with rambunctious kids.
Santa Rosa is the warm heart of California Wine Country, and the town that is home to around 170,000 residents has more than some of the finest wine in the world. Culture hounds will find plenty to satisfy in the way of a first-class art district, fascinating museums, architectural marvels and a vibrant local theater scene. There's even a safari park for when visitors feel like having a really wild day. Whether you're coming for a much-needed getaway or a business conference, this picturesque part of California fits the bill.
Things to do in Santa Rosa
One of the beautiful things about visiting California is that you can do absolutely nothing and still have a memorable day. If you'd like to pack a bit more adventure into your visit to Sonoma County, here are a few must-sees to put on your itinerary:
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Any fan of the old “Peanuts” cartoon strip will have a splendid time exploring the work of America's most-beloved cartoonist. Anyone unfamiliar with the antics of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus will consider the characters new friends after a tour of the museum. Find the Charles M. Schulz Museumat 2301 Hardies Lane in northern Santa Rosa.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Adventuresome types can board the basket of a brightly-colored hot air balloon and enjoy a thrilling soar above the lush vineyards of California wine country. On a clear morning, you may catch a glimpse of the shining Pacific Ocean. Balloon-ride companies operate out of the Santa Rosa airport as well as launch locations in the nearby towns of Healdsburg, Windsor, Yountville, Calistoga and Napa.
Take an African safari in Santa Rosa
Yes, you read that right. Sonoma County is home to a lovely wild animal sanctuary that offers three-hour guided tours over winding roads in an authentic African savannah setting. View gazelle, zebra, cape buffalo, wildebeests, oryx and other exotic beasts in a natural environment. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Safari West is located at 3115 Porter Creek Road.
How to get there
Major airports near Santa Rosa include San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK), each a little less than 70 miles away. American, Delta, United and other domestic airlines fly into and out of Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) at 2200 Airport Boulevard in Santa Rosa.
To drive to Santa Rosa from San Francisco, make your way across the Golden Gate Bridge and head north on CA Hwy 101. In average traffic, the trip to Santa Rosa should take less than an hour.
Where to stay in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa hotels provide perfect coastal lodging opportunities with a variety of moderately priced hotels. Gulf Place Community by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers both apartments and hotel rooms suited to your needs.
Best time to visit
Bear in mind that North California coastal towns like Santa Rosa tend to be foggier and a bit chillier than their counterparts in Southern California.
If you want to be in wine country for the annual harvest known as The Crush, time your visit sometime between mid-September and the end of October.
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