Healdsburg

Healdsburg Travel Guide

Healdsburg is a small town in Sonoma Valley, California. The name Sonoma is synonymous with Northern California wine country, and Healdsburg is no exception. The city is charming and quaint, occupying less than five square miles. It holds an incredibly important geographical location as the spot where three of Sonoma’s major viticulture areas — Russian River, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek — meet, which makes Healdsburg travel the perfect vacation for California wine lovers.

Things Not to Miss in Healdsburg

• Consider hiring a Healdsburg travel guide to take you on a winery tour, where you can sample wines and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
 • If you plan to travel to Healdsburg in the winter, do not miss the Winter Wineland Festival, which showcases over the wares from over 100 different wineries in the region.
 • The Healdsburg Jazz Festival takes place over two weekends at the end of May and the beginning of June. A mixture of international headliners and local talent take the stage, while great local food and vino are available.

When to Go to Healdsburg

Healdsburg enjoys warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters, and, while averages do not vary wildly, temperatures can get fairly low in the winter and fairly hot in the summer. This makes any time of year a great time to visit Healdsburg.

Articles about Healdsburg

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GETTING THERE Healdsburg is an hour's drive north from San Francisco or northwest from Napa WHEN TO VISIT High season runs from May through September; better deals are available midweek, or in October, when grape crushing is winding down RESOURCE ...