In the urban heart of wine country, you’ll find Santa Rosa: a city with a cool vibe and vibrant culture ready and waiting to be explored. Home to superb wineries and craft breweries, some of the country’s best bicycling routes – along with many other attractions – Santa Rosa is warm and friendly city with an appealing blend of art and entertainment, food, wine and recreation.
Santa Rosa is where wine country meets beer city, where world-class wine meets the epicenter of American craft beer. Santa Rosa’s wine country reputation precedes itself, and with more than 400 wineries open to the public, there is something to taste for every palate. They say it takes a lot of beer to make good wine, which is fitting, because we are also home to some of the best brews in the country. If wine and beer aren’t your style, discover the area’s finest distilleries. Whether you have a taste for gin, vodka, or whiskey, Santa Rosa has got you covered.
Santa Rosa is a foodie paradise without the pretense – where fresh from the farm is standard fare. Local cuisine is authentic and so is the vibrant food culture. Santa Rosa invented farm-to-table cuisine, and not only because it was trendy, but it’s because it’s how the locals live. The area is bursting with famed chefs, iconic foods, locally caught seafood from the Sonoma Coast, and year-round farmers markets. Santa Rosa is the epicenter of California’s food and wine scene, and your plate will always be full and local.
While food and wine may often take center stage in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County also cultivates innovative artists and entertainers. In Santa Rosa you can discover great music, by well-known bands and locals alike, in intimate venues, at festivals like Country Summer, or one of the renowned performing arts centers.
Breathing in the fresh air; connecting with Mother Nature by gliding sky high through the redwoods on a zip line; hiking abundant trails with stunning views; catching rocky vistas from an ocean kayak; or running a marathon through a vineyard, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Rosa is blessed with an enviable climate and recreational amenities that allow residents and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors almost year-round.
The truth is, when you visit Santa Rosa, you’re going to need a few extra days.
Santa Rosa really, truly is the happening hub for all there is to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike and explore in Sonoma County.