Inside Santa Rosa: Visitor’s Guide
Welcome to beautiful Santa Rosa and California’s Wine Country! This is a popular vacation destination for wine lovers and families alike, with so much to see and do while you’re in the area. To help you plan your visit, this guide will explore the best places to go and things to see in Santa Rosa, Wine Country, and beyond.
Santa Rosa: Get to Know the City (https://www.visitsantarosa.com)
Santa Rosa is situated in Sonoma County, about 55 miles north of San Francisco and the Bay Area, offering the perfect base to explore Wine Country and its many offerings. The city has a booming downtown area that is host to:
● Five historic residential neighborhoods
● Three unique shopping districts
● Dozens of arts and culture destinations, local events, award-winning restaurants, and wine tasting rooms, and more
If you really want to get the scoop on the city, head down to the Santa Rosa Visitor Center, housed in a former railroad depot in the historic Railroad Square area of the city (https://www.sonomacounty.com/chamber-cvb/santa-rosa-visitor-center-california-welcome-center). Not only will the staff provide you with valuable tips and insight on what to see and do while you’re in town, but they can offer you a glimpse of the city’s history and what the Wine Country region brings to the state. Plus, you can check out the coffee houses, antiques and other unique shops in the square, or enjoy a meal at the popular La Gare French Restaurant. Don’t forget to check out the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Gallery, located inside the Welcome Center.
In downtown’s Courthouse Square, visitors will find plenty of local cuisine and fine dining from a variety of cultures. Some of the most popular include Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven, Stout Brothers Irish Pub, Gerard’s Paella Y Tapas, Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Tap Room, and Ca’Bianca Ristorante Italiano. After a good meal, you can check out the Art Museum and History Museum, or head down to the 6th Street Playhouse to take in a show.
See the "Overview" section for more.