The town of Windsor (pop. 26,801) brings a deliberately designed family-friendly emphasis to the heart of the Sonoma County wine and food country. Windsor's Town Green, designed as a pedestrian-friendly center of town, hosts more than 30 free annual events, including summer movie nights, concerts, a farmers market and special events such as car shows, art fairs, cooking demonstrations, and a variety of festivals.
Each year Windsor also hosts the popular Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic and the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show. Located two miles from the Russian River, the well-planned 7.3-square-mile town boasts six community parks, more than 13 neighborhood parks, and three large regional parks.
Visit Old Downtown Windsor, home to shops featuring gifts, accessories, jewelry, clothing, sporting goods, toys, books, coffee, candy, and more. Dining opportunities in Windsor offer something for everyone, from fast food and coffee shops, to fine dining and a wide variety of ethnic choices. Lodging options include small inns, vacations rentals, and a time share resort. A Hampton Inn and Suites, a Holiday Inn Express and the new Holiday Inn Windsor Wine Country are within a short distance of the Town Green.