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Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

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Surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County and just a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Russian River area invites you to explore, play or just relax. This region has embraced travelers since the railroads linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Today, charming towns like Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville welcome visitors to their local shops and galleries. Or maybe you're looking for a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in  Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – the whole county is known for great wines and locally made foods.

And no matter what your accommodation style is – from camping to luxury resorts and everything in between – travelers of any budget can find places here. The best way to see the area is to get outside. Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or cycle roads that are fit for beginners or professionals. If paddling down the river in a kayak or canoe is on your must-do list, make sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow Photo
9925 Main Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462

This wide, flat meadow is situated on the banks of the Russian River where thick riparian growth stays green all through the summer months. It is located at the East end of the Monte Rio Beach parking…

The Chateau Rouge Photo
1400 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

From Brooklyn to Sonoma County. Pizza Napoletana & Mediterranean cuisine. Experience the woodfired magic.

Shone Farm Winery Photo
7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA 95436

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm Winery was founded in 2008 and operates under the auspices of the Shone Farm Foundation, an auxiliary organization of the College. Located in the Warren G.…

Claypool Cellars Photo
5425 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, CA 95472

As I tiptoe through the entertainment industry, dabbling in mediums beyond the microphone and my four-stringed piece of electric furniture, I once again find myself venturing into a new foray. What…

Taqueria La Tapatia Photo
16632 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

This family owned and operated Mexican restaurant has been a Guerneville favorite for many years. The restaurant serves authentic, traditional Mexican food, prepared to order with only the freshest…

Highland Dell Lodge Photo
21050 River Blvd., Monte Rio, CA 95462

Built around 1906, the Highland Dell has always been a preferred destination for Bay Area families since it first opened. The lodge is surrounded by century old redwoods making it an ideal location…