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Occidental

Tucked away in western Sonoma County, the tiny community of Occidental (pop. 1,115) packs a lot into its two-block long main street, home to galleries, gift shops, renowned dining establishments, and other local businesses. High-quality arts and cultural events are found at the Occidental Center for the Arts, while the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center promotes biological and cultural diversity.

As the midpoint on the exceptionally scenic 10-mile drive known as the Bohemian Highway, Occidental attracts cyclists and car clubs as the starting point for a number of beautiful and challenging routes between the redwoods and the coast. A favorite is to head west on picturesque Coleman Valley Road, which climbs over the ridge and then descends to Highway 1 along the coast.

North of town, the adventurous can fly through the tops of the redwoods via Sonoma Canopy Tour’s zip line experience.

Dining is a delight in Occidental. Founded as a railroad saloon and boarding house in 1879, the Union Hotel and Restaurant is now a lovely Italian cafe, bakery and pizzeria. Occidental's famous Negri's Italian Dinners & Joe's Bar, with its vintage trattoria ambience, has been serving Italian classics since 1943. And Mexican, French, and American cuisines are also served in local eateries.

Lodging is available in vacation rentals; the pet-friendly Occidental Lodge, with a pool and 27 rooms with queen- and king-size beds; and The Inn at Occidental, providing a luxury B&B experience. 

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Boho Bungalow - a lifestyle boutique
3692 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95421
Established in 2012, Boho Bungalow is a home and gift boutique that sits in the heart of picturesque downtown Occidental on the Bohemian Highway. The historic town attracts visitors from the greater…
Barley & Hops Tavern - 10 brews on tap and over 30 brews on menu.
3688 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465
This cozy Victorian has been transformed into an eclectic spot locally famous for it’s rotating craft beer, yummy pub food, and awesome live music. Come enjoy the vibe and immerse yourself in the…
Galleria in Occidental
3692 Bohemian Highway, #3, Occidental, CA 95465
For almost 20 years, Galleria has been cultivating art and jewelry collections from local and international artisans. You’ll find an amazing assortment of high quality items in a wide range of prices.…
Redwood Arts Council
Contact us directly, Occidental, CA 95465
Born out the love of small house concerts with traveling fine music and other artists, our series has endured three decades to become now a world class chamber music series for our whole community,…
Neon Raspberry Art House
3605 Main Street, Occidental, CA 95465

Neon Raspberry Art House is an gallery and miscellany in downtown Occidental, CA. We showcase art that questions our perspectives. Work that sparks new thoughts, actions and revolutions. Nestled in…

West County Herb Company
3641 Main Street, Occidental, CA 95465
Located in scenic downtown Occidental, California, the West County Herb Company is a comfortable, community-oriented shop featuring artisan herbal products and wares, locally grown and responsibly…
Hand Goods
3627 Main Street, Occidental, CA 95465

Hand Goods is a treasured arts and crafts gallery located in the peaceful West Sonoma County town of Occidental. For over 40 years Hand Goods has offered locally made, original fine arts, and…