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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.

July 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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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…

Rio Nido Roadhouse Pool Photo
14540 Canyon Two Road, Rio Nido, CA 95471

The summer pool season at Rio Nido Roadhouse begins over the Memorial Day Weekend and lasts through Labor Day Weekend, unless unusually warm or cold weather changes the dates. During the day, a…

Pepperwood Preserve Photo
2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Pepperwood is a leader in forging solutions to advance the health of Northern California’s land, water and wildlife. Our Dwight Center for Conservation Science produces cutting-edge research, provides…