Fountaingrove Inn Hotel & Conference Center101 Fountain Grove Pkwy, Santa Rosa 3.5 out of 5.0
In a natural setting rich in Old California charm, this architecturally distinctive hotel and conference center is within 5 miles of downtown Santa Rosa and ...
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites866 Hopper Avenue, Santa Rosa 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Santa Rosa, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Empire College, Charles M. Schulz Museum, and Redwood Empire Ice Arena. Santa Rosa Junior College ...
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa2777 4th St, Santa Rosa 3.5 out of 5.0
Just off scenic Highway 12 and in the heart of Sonoma wine country, this historical landmark is less than 1 mile from Montgomery Village Shopping and a 15 minute ...
Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport417 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Santa Rosa, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, Pacific Coast Air Museum, and Windsor Golf Club. Wells Fargo ...
Quality Inn & Suites Wine Country3000 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, and California Welcome Center. Sonoma ...
Sample California’s best wine country in Santa Rosa
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and travel an hour north of San Francisco and you'll reach the city of Santa Rosa, smack in the middle of the California forest and farm country. With its own Santa Rosa Creek running through the center of town and endless charm in the stores, local markets and farm-supplied restaurants, it's a quiet retreat for vacationersespecially those who want to sample the Sonoma County and Napa Valley Wine regions close by. There are plenty of green pockets too, from the stately Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, to the vast terrain of Annadel State Park.
Santa Rosa does not have its own airport, but the Sonoma County airport (STS) is less than 10 miles away, and offers shuttles to those traveling to Santa Rosa. The scenery and landscape of the areas surrounding the city make for a great drive, coming in via the Redwood Highway from the south or bypassing Annadel State Park on Highway 12 from the east. Santa Rosa also has its own train station for those traveling by rail through California.
Things to do
Santa Rosa is located in the amazing countryside of Sonoma County, populated by vineyards and established wine-makers like Hook & Ladder Winery. Explore by rental car or take a tour with organized packages by bicycle, luxury minivan, or even a bird's-eye view from a helicopter. If you prefer to stick around town, head to Ancient Oak Cellars for a sip or two in Downtown.
Fancy an authentic African safari experience without having to skip an ocean? Spy flamingoes, zebras and cheetahs on a jeep-tour of Safari West, on Porter Creek Road. Self-styled as the “Sonoma Serengeti,” you can even feed the giraffes on some visits.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research CenterSee the life -story of the creator of Peanuts and well-loved characters like Snoopy and Charlie Brown at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, along with original artwork and a mockup of his art studio.
Where to stay
Downtown will put you between Railroad Square, 4th Street and Santa Rosa Shopping Mall. Santa Rosa hotels here can be as low as $60 per night at local motels and inns for those traveling on a budget. You can also find spa and luxury hotels in the center of the city for between $175 and $275 per night that are right next to the creek.
Comprising North-East and South-East quadrants beyond Highway 101, this area is where you'll find the city's most distinguished Victorian buildings, set in rambling suburbs with Gothic landmarks like St. Rose Church. There are a few structure that have been converted into cozy hotels and one streetMcDonald Avenuewhich has appeared in movies as contrasting as Pollyanna and Scream!
While the area does experience some mild rain from time to time, it is typically near-perfect weather whenever you decide to plan your trip. The lows can reach an average of 39 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the evening in the winter, and daily summer temperatures are only about 83 degrees on average. Due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, there can be some fog during certain times of year, but it makes for beautiful mornings and evenings as the mist sets over the vineyards beyond the city.
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