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A Family Break in California's Wine Country

Emily Nathan At a weekend fair in Healdsburg

Photo: Emily Nathan

Swanky digs, just-pressed grape juice, and gorgeous countryside—Healdsburg shows all ages a good time. There are more than 100 vineyards and pick-your-own enterprises within striking distance, plus easy access to hiking, biking, and fishing.

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Destinations: Healdsburg · Sebastopol · Sonoma County

Inspired by: Here's to Healdsburg | T+L Family — by Francine Maroukian, Published Aug. 2007

Hotels (2)

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    Jimtown House

    Located in the Alexander Valley, this restored country cottage is surrounded by vineyards with fruit trees and a vegetable and herb garden in the b

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    Hotel Healdsburg

    Healdsburg’s historic downtown got a big dose of modern chic when this hotel opened in 2002, right on the main square. The property has a sophistic

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    Dry Creek Kitchen

    Chef Charlie Palmer has been a busy fellow since he first opened his landmark NYC restaurant, Aureole, back in 1988. Over the past two decades, he’

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Activities (4)

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    Jimtown Store

    A yellow building with a green trim, located among the vineyards of Alexander Valley, Jimtown Store sells fresh, made-to-order soups, salads, entre

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    Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

    Located in Sonoma County three miles north of Guerneville, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve preserves more than 800 acres of coast redwood trees, w

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    Lake Sonoma

    The result of the construction of Warm Springs Dam in 1983, this lake in the coastal foothills of Sonoma provides flood control, irrigation for the

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    Iron Horse Ranch & Vineyards

    A bit off the beaten path but worth the detour, this boutique family-owned winery west of Sonoma (it’s about 40 minutes from downtown by car) offer

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  • Shopping in Napa and Sonoma

    Calistoga, Healdsburg, St. Helena, Sonoma

    California's wine country is home to a wide assortment of charming stores and boutiques selling one-of-a-kind items.

  • Trip Guide to Healdsburg in Sonoma Valley, CA

    Healdsburg

    With a mix of chic hotels, creative chefs, and stylish boutiques, Healdsburg, California, has emerged as a cosmopolitan hub that still pays homage to its rural Sonoma roots. For a scenic drive thro...

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