A Free-Spirited Resort Town

Guerneville has long been a weekend getaway and summer vacation spot for San Franciscans since the 19th century and in recent years has also become a popular destination for the city’s gay and lesbian community. Today, this Central Sonoma County resort town continues to attract vacationers to its riverside location for free-spirited fun among the serene beauty of the surrounding redwoods. Although the largest town on the Russian River, Guerneville remains peaceful and down-to-earth.

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Guerneville’s quaint Main Street is home to eclectic shops, art galleries, restaurants, bars and the local farmers’ market. After a stroll along the main drag, head to Johnson’s Beach to enjoy riverside sunbathing or spend the day floating, paddling, or kayaking in the cool Russian River water. Guerneville also has some of the best nightlife in the area. The scene is thriving and there is a lot of fun to be had among the local clubs, dives, and gay bars.

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Guerneville offers a myriad of exciting things to do. Take in the spectacular beauty of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve by hiking, horseback riding, or camping under the park’s towering redwoods. Discover Main Street and partake in the local organic fare and Russian River Valley wines at Boon Eat + Drink .

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