Explore Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa HotelsIn the heart of Northern California’s wine country, Santa Rosa is a charming and historic town surrounded by rolling green hills covered in vineyards. With mountainous areas covered in trees and wildflowers, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for hiking and cycling. After enjoying the fresh air all day, you can relax and enjoy a glass of local wine in one of the many buzzing bars downtown. Things to seeSonoma County Fairgrounds host a lively summer fair taking place over 2 weeks with carnival rides, fun foods, and farm themed exhibits. For the rest of the year it’s a lively venue with horse racing, seasonal festivals, and a golf course with a learning center for beginners. The town is famous for being the adopted home of the creator of the Peanuts and Snoopy cartoons, and at the Charles M. Schulz Museum you can see some of his original works, as well as sculptures based on his beloved characters. Many visitors to the area will be here for the wineries, and one of the best ways to enjoy them is through an organized wine tour. Your tour bus will take you through the rolling vineyards, and you can enjoy seeing a range of independent wineries in charming rustic buildings, without having to worry about the driving. Hotels in
Santa RosaThere are plenty of luxury hotels in Santa Rosa which make an ideal base to explore the area. Hotel features include outdoor pools, gorgeous gardens, sensual spas, roaring firepits, and concierge services to help you book trips and tours. Many hotels also have restaurants on-site serving local and organic foods. In your rooms you’ll find extras such as flatscreen televisions, DVD players, free WiFi, air conditioning, and minibars. There’s also a wide choice of 2 and 3 star hotels which have extras such as complimentary breakfasts, safe deposit boxes, free parking, and rooms with hair dryers, toiletries, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Where to stayThe downtown area of Santa Rosa is a historic district with boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries lining the streets. Sit outside one of the charming pavement cafes, or visit on market days when the streets are full of stalls piled high with local and homemade products. At the heart of downtown is the Old Courthouse Square which hosts pleasant parkland, surrounded by mature oak trees, modern sculptures, and an impressive fountain. The area is also host to many bars and nightclubs, making the square a lively destination in the evenings. How to get to Santa RosaSan Francisco International Airport is about an hour and 15 minutes from Santa Rosa, and the terminal has car rental desks, taxis, and shuttle services to make the transfer easy. There are also regular buses between Santa Rosa and San Francisco with the journey taking just under 3 hours. Santa Rosa also has a Greyhound stop in the heart of the downtown area, where it’s easy to make connections across the USA.