Healdsburg is a one-stop-shop for everything fun and delicious in Northern Sonoma County. Life revolves around tree-lined Healdsburg Plaza, which is surrounded by dozens of boutiques, restaurants, wine bars, and quirky shops. Check out Partake by KJ, Kendall Jackson’s urban tasting room where you can taste through flights of KJ or enjoy a paired meal with local ingredients. When it’s time for dinner, try Dry Creek Kitchen for classic California cuisine in a setting that captures the laid back authenticity of Healdsburg. Mateo’s Cocina Latina offers a different nod to California cuisine’s history, featuring exquisitely prepared Mexican-inspired dishes like ancho chile lamb enchiladas.
Explore the Healdsburg countryside at surrounding wineries. Get your bubbly on at J Vineyards or taste the food-friendly wines of Ferrari-Carano. For after-hours libations, head over to the Medlock Ames’ Alexander Valley Bar, where the music is hot and the drinks are cold. Jimtown Store is an unassuming roadside country store and café which, like much of Sonoma County, delivers more than it promises. The soups and sandwiches served here are some of the best in the county, and it’s a go-to for locals and visitors alike for the latest news and best travel tips. There’s a world beyond Healdsburg, including the lush Chardonnays of Sonoma-Cutrer near Windsor, and delicious pizzas at Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria in Geyserville. It’s hard to go wrong in Northern Sonoma County.