Yes, Santa Rosa is in wine country. And while this lovely town has its share of notable wineries, it’s also got a bunch of other attractions for you to discover.
Here, a few of our favorite things to do in Santa Rosa.
Safari West is a renowned 400-acre private wildlife preserve located in Sonoma County, California, United States. The selection of wildlife emphasizes species native to Africa, including giraffes, rhinoceros, cheetahs, and numerous species of birds.
Railroad Square is the historic heart of the downtown and is Santa Rosa’s “Old Town”. Railroad Square was honored with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 because of its preservation efforts for restoring and preserving the significant architectural buildings that represent the influence the railroad had on a community. When the first trains arrived in Railroad Square in the 1870’s, the focus of the town turned to the hustle and bustle around the Depot.
View the largest collection of original Peanuts art work in the world at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Visitors can laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz’s role in its development, view a re-creation of Schulz’s art studio, watch animated Peanuts specials and documentaries in our Theater, and draw their own cartoons in our hands-on education room. Visit on your own or join us for a special Smofcon docent tour on Thursday at 2:00pm
The Pacific Coast Air Museum is a family-friendly, easily accessible open-air museum. The Museum displays over 35 historic aircraft and has indoor exhibits as well. We are located on a five acre parcel at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and are open five days a week year-round.
The Home, Greenhouse, and Gardens where world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, who lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career. This Registered National, State & City Historic Landmark is a unique urban garden located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues in Santa Rosa, California. Join us for a special Smofcon docent tour on Friday at 10am
The Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, & the Sonoma Coast are just of few of the legendary wine growing areas surrounding Santa Rosa and Smofcon 36. So it will not come a surprise that we suggest winery touring as a perfect pre-Smofcon activity.