Healdsburg

Healdsburg Travel Guide

Wineries are, unquestionably, the first thing on visitors’ lists of what to do in Healdsburg. A winery tour lets visitors see the incredibly beautiful natural landscape, while enjoying samples of the winery’s wines and learning about how the grapes are grown, and the vino is made. You can join a tour to visit a few of the wineries or rent a car and get the double enjoyment of driving along Northern California’s beautiful roads.

Because of the city’s abundance of wineries, you probably have not even wondered what else to do in Healdsburg on your visit, but there are plenty of other things to round out your trip. Outdoor activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and golfing are also fun things to do in Healdsburg. Unique options include skydiving or a hot air balloon ride to see the wineries from a totally different perspective. Many guests also include trips to the city’s boutiques among their favorite things to do in Healdsburg during their vacation.

Affiliated with Barndiva, Artists & Farmers carries artisan-made objets such as quilts stitched from antique saris and burled-wood bowls.

The most fashion-forward boutique in town specializes in stylish, sustainable attire for men and women—from organic cotton T-shirts by Turk + Taylor to an Edun dress in sapphire silk.

Overseen by Lisa Palmer, wife of Dry Creek Kitchen chef, Charlie Palmer, Lime Stone sells restaurant-quality dining furniture and tabletop accessories (durable slipcovered chairs, affordable crystal stemware) alongside a global assortment of antiques.

Marked by an impressive entry gate, this family-owned winery is built on a hillside in Alexander Valley, where the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations meet.

Scoop up Sonoma County's best artisanal goodies like DaVero's Meyer-lemon olive oil, sheep's-milk cheese from Bellwether Artisan Creamery, and homemade salumi from Bovolo.

In 1984, former garden designer and landscape design lecturer Alta Tingle opened her first shop, The Gardener, in Berkeley, California. She opened this second location in wine country in 1998 inside a corrugated metal barn that is surrounded by a large garden.

M Clothing is stocked with women's designs from both established and emerging labels.

Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in 1895 in Alexander Valley, and since then the 300-acre winery has been producing award-winning wines.

Vintage furnishings with an industrial-meets-schoolhouse bent (drafting tables, Thonet chairs) are arranged into photo-ready vignettes.

This landmark brewpub from the Norgrove family dates to 1995 and produced all the craft beer for Bear Republic until 2006, at which point they increased production in Cloverdale.

The shop is a mash-up of beach cottage and kaleidoscope, where gingerbread- trimmed shelves brim with kids' clothes in a riot of colors and patterns.

Independent and locally owned, this tiny coffee shop has now expanded to three locations, but the one just off the plaza in Healdsburg is the original. Inside the small space, tables are often filled with locals who come to sample the day's offerings, which are posted on a chalkboard.

Baksheesh focuses on fair-trade, handcrafted gifts from the developing world, including carved beechwood bowls from Haiti and djembe drums from Burkina Faso.