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Things to do in Santa Rosa

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Santa Rosa. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Santa Rosa attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Santa Rosa to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Santa Rosa.

  • Charles M. Schulz Museum

    Dedicated to the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the exhibits can be a bit scholarly, but the Kite-Eating Tree and the ice-skating rink aren’t... More
  • Dutton-Goldfield

    Originating as a single plot of Chardonnay grapes, the Dutton-Goldfield winery now has 80 vineyards covering 1,000 acres in the Russian River Valle... More
  • Matanzas Creek Winery

    Easily one of the most beautiful wineries in Sonoma Valley, Matanzas Creek sits amid 1,500 acres of Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah ... More
  • Russian River Brewing Co.

    Originally founded by Korbel Champagne Cellars, this experimental company was eventually sold to brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo, who moved the operation... More
  • Safari West

    This 400-acre wildlife reserve is about a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, and seeks to replicate an African Safari-style experience in the "Son... More
  • Siduri Wines

    Run by husband-and-wife team Adam and Dianna Lee, Siduri Wines produces an average of 27 Pinot Noirs each year, more than any other winery in Calif... More
  • St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

    This winery’s Mission-style visitors’ center (dominated by an adobe bell tower that rings on the hour) is a lovely place to while away an early aft... More
  • Wine Country Vespa

    Imagine a drive down a two-lane road through golden hills and river valleys on a retro Vespa, followed by private wine tastings and games of boccie... More

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