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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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Cape Fear Cafe Photo
25191 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Join us at Cape Fear Café for a memorable meal indoors or on our sunny patio, in the charming town of Duncans Mills. Located in the heart of the redwoods near the northern California coastline, enjoy…

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…

Coffee Bazaar Photo
14045 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

We have been at the center of Guerneville for over thirty years. We have a passion for serving great coffee along with simple and tasty food.

Twist Eatery Photo
6536 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Called, “The best lunch restaurant in town.” Executive Chef Jeff Young and his wife Toni serve up delectable seasonal dishes. Tucked into the small hamlet of Forestville in the Russian River Wine…

Sushi Tozai Photo
7531 Healdsburg Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Sushi Tozai is the location where East (to) meets West (zai) as we bring to you the food and flavors of Japan in a classic sushi house decor. We start with fresh seafood that gets delivered to us…

Sebastopol Liquor & Deli Photo
6800 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472

A family deli providing home-made food using local ingredients and featuring a unique selection of brew & liquor. Can't find what you're looking for? We'll get it for you!