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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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The Altamont General Store
3703 Main St., Occidental, CA 95465

Housed in the oldest building in the town of Occidental, The Altamont General Store is a modern-day market and community meeting space for makers, bakers and caffeine appreciators.

Barley & Hops Tavern - 10 brews on tap and over 30 brews on menu. Photo
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…

Restaurant Hazel Photo
3782 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465

Jim & Michele Wimborough have been cooking in kitchens in the Bay Area (Zut on Fourth, Grand Café, and Boulevard to name a few) for the past 15 years. It has been their dream to find the perfect small…

Laurence Glass Works Art Gallery Photo
72 Main Street, Occidental, CA 95465

Laurence Glass Works features fine art: almost all of it local, and quite a bit of it made by the store owner herself, Laurence.