If you’re ready to immerse yourself in every aspect of the Wine Country lifestyle, the charming town of Healdsburg has it all — excellent wine, farm-to-table cuisine, interesting history, art of all types, beautiful music, small-town charm, intriguing shopping, and pampering spas.
Healdsburg (pop. 11,254) is about a 90-minute drive from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and you simply go north on the multi-lane US Highway 101 the entire trip.
If you’d prefer flying directly to the heart of Wine Country, three major carriers offer daily flights to Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), where you can then rent a car, use a taxi or ridesharing service, or take a Sonoma County Transit bus for the approximately 10 mile trip north to Healdsburg.
You can also catch the Airport Express at either San Francisco or Oakland international airports for a ride to STS. And Golden Gate Transit offers bus rides from SF to Healdsburg, a trip that takes about three to four hours.
Once you’e in town, here’s a quick itinerary outlining just a few of the possibilities for spending a delightful 48 hours in Healdsburg.