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 Sonoma County 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.