About the Area

Ahh, Healdsburg …where to start.


Just 65 hours north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Healdsburg has become a crown jewel of California's Wine Country. Small, friendly and sophisticated, it has a unique mix of European flair and small-town Americana.


Visitors are awed by giant redwoods downtown and the lazy Russian River embracing historic neighborhoods. Downtown shops, galleries, outdoor eateries and the Plaza – which is the town’s heart – make for great people-watching and unexpected discoveries.


The fabulous wineries of the Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys – California's prime grape-growing regions – are only a few minutes away by car or bicycle. A favorite daytrip is tasting wines and enjoying a picnic overlooking the beautiful, serene vineyards surrounding Healdsburg. It's no wonder Sonoma County is called the Tuscany of California!

The Healdsburg area is also well known for world-class restaurants, great bicycling and hot-air ballooning, plus swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing at the Russian River and Lake Sonoma.

In the mood for a drive? Leisurely jaunts through breath-taking scenery will bring you to ocean beaches, old-growth redwood forests, farmers markets seemingly everywhere, Mendocino County and the Napa Valley.

Come check it out for yourself!