There’s plenty to do in Central Sonoma County. The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve , north of Guerneville, is packed with ancient redwood trees and laced with secret trails waiting to be explored. To get an above-ground view, check out Sonoma Canopy Tours in Occidental, where you’ll zip high above the ground through 2,000 year-old redwoods trees.
Business and culture revolve around the thriving city of Santa Rosa. Fun-for-any-age activities include the Charles M. Schulz Museum – home to the largest collection of Peanuts comic strips in the world.
Wine tasting is a must, of course, and MacPhail Tasting Lounge at the Barlow in Sebastopol offers flights of their small-batch Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in a low-key atmosphere. There is also Korbel Champagne Cellars for a little bubbly.
See our restaurant guide of the top 25 restaurants around Sonoma County.