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The Russian River resort area is a vacation destination surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, just a few miles from the spectacular Sonoma Coast. Surrounded by towering redwood trees,the Russian River resort destination beckons travelers to explore, play, or just relax.  

Visiting California? This region has catered to travelers since the railroad linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Visitors today find charming towns – Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – filled with local shops and galleries. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in a region known for great wines and locally made foods. A wide array of lodging means this area is affordable for almost any budget, from camping to luxury with everything in between.

The best way to see the area is to get outside: Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve; cycle roads that are easy for beginners or challenging for professionals; or splash down in the river with a kayak or canoe. 

Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodriguez

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