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Family Fun in Sonoma County

Sonoma County has been a family destination for years. Connect with the land and with each other when you visit the Pacific Ocean, rivers, redwood forests, and more than 60 regional and state parks. Fly a kite at the coast. Go on safari at a wildlife preserve. 

Tour the museum dedicated to Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. Explore the hands-on magical Children's Museum of Sonoma County. Ride on one of the best scale railroads in the country at Train Town. Plan your family’s vacation today with our free Visitors Guide.

September 2020 Update: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many Sonoma County experiences and activities are still available and ready for you to enjoy, such as lodging, outdoor activities and outdoor dining. However, certain activities, such as indoor museums are temporarily restricted or unavailable. See What’s Open. Sonoma County Tourism is encouraging everyone to follow public health authorities’ recommendations  and to review the Safe Travels Promise as a way to keep our community and visitors safe.

View Sonoma County's Health & Safety Protocols

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Vertex Climbing Center Photo
3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

At Vertex we offer classes that will please a wide audience, from the newbie who wants to try out climbing for the first time, to the experience climber who wants to get to the next level.

Howarth Park Photo
630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Come visit Howarth Park, the “jewel" of Santa Rosa. This 152-acre community park provides endless recreational opportunities with a beautiful lake for fishing & boating, a softball field, tennis…

Ridgway Swim Center Photo
455 Ridgway Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

The Ridgway Swim Center boasts a 25 yard by 25 yard, 9 lane competition pool; and a 2-3.5 foot deep instructional pool. Ridgway features rim flow gutters, expanded deck space, tumble buckets, 140 feet…

Pee Wee Golf & Arcade Photo
16155 Drake Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Pee Wee Golf and Arcade is a historic miniature golf course located in Guernelle located right next to the Russian River. Built in 1948, this golf course has been entertaining families for…

Environmental Discovery Center Photo
393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park is a natural history center featuring hands-on displays and exhibits designed primarily for children in elementary school. At the…