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Santa Rosa

Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a good base for exploring all that California Wine Country has to offer. Its thriving downtown boasts three distinct shopping districts, five historic residential neighborhoods, arts and culture, events, great restaurants, famous chefs, wine tasting rooms, brew pubs, and a comfortable inviting atmosphere.

Start your visit at the Santa Rosa Visitor Center / California Welcome Center, located in an old railroad depot in Santa Rosa's Historic Railroad Square. The center staff can offer tips about what to see and do, and the neighborhood offers a charming mix of antique stores, specialty shops, coffee houses, and restaurants.

Santa Rosa is home to a museum that celebrates famed cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s life and work, and colorful street sculptures of Peanuts characters can be throughout the city. On the museum’s campus is Snoopy’s Home Ice, also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. And nearby you'll find the interactive Children's Museum of Sonoma County.

Cycling enthusiasts from around the world are familiar with this city, which offers a wide variety of bike trails for all levels of experience, and has hosted a stage in the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. 

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Santa Rosa Arts Program Photo
415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Arts and Culture programming for the City of Santa Rosa includes many exciting possibilities for artists and community members alike. Artists are encouraged to take advantage of numerous exhibition…

Tamales Maná Photo
1110 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Fresh handmade Tamales daily. Pick up or eat in. Lunch plate. Tamales- frijoles con queso, dulce pasas, dulce piña, jalapeño con queso, puerco rojo, pollo mole, pollo verde, vegetal con queso

Criminal Baking Co. & Noshery Photo
808 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Criminal Baking Co creatively devises artisan desserts. Fresh ingredients meet in a dark room to conspire in the ultimate taste bud heist. Forcing often neglected flavors to participate, these…

Joe Matos Cheese Factory Photo
3669 Llano Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Joe Matos Cheese Factory makes a Farmstead Artisan Cheese from our own cows right on our dairy. Open daily to the public from 9-5. Famous for St. George cheese, a full-flavored cow milk cheese with a…