There’s more to explore here than wine! Some of the best things to do in Santa Rosa and Northern California are just minutes from our hotel. The Sandman is the most laid-back hotel for thrill seekers, nature lovers, and families exploring Sonoma County.
A perfect destination for travelers of all kinds, Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County are home to over 50 picturesque state and regional parks perfect for bike tours or outdoor recreation, colorful countryside for long, scenic drives, and vibrant vineyards and pastures that stretch for miles. In addition to the lush natural beauty of the region, our surrounding areas have a multitude of must-see attractions, including family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy.
Start planning your Sonoma County getaway by exploring all the amazing things to do in Santa Rosa!
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Sonoma County Attractions Nearby
Safari West (9 miles)
Pacific Coast Air Museum (6.5 miles)
Luther Burbank Center For The Arts (3.6 miles)
Sonoma Raceway (33.7 miles)
Napa Valley Wine Country (27.3 miles)
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981 Airway Court Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Pellegrini Wine Company
4055 W Olivet Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Matanzas Creek Winery
6097 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa, CA 95404
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
100 N Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Ledson Winery & Vineyards
7335 CA-12 Kenwood, CA 95409
5700 Occidental Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401
3100 Gravenstein Highway N Sebastopol, CA 95472
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton CA 95439
Visit the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens in Fulton, California for the ultimate wine, food and farm-to-table destination Sonoma County has to offer.
Harvest Moon Winery
2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95401
875 River Rd, Fulton CA 95439
4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Our small production techniques and relationships with growers in Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma County allow us to make wines that are as individual and unique as the vineyards from which they were born
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Russian River Brewing Company
725 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fogbelt Brewing Company
1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Cooperage Brewing Company
981 Airway Ct g, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Plow Brewing Company
3334 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
HenHouse Brewing Company
322 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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1667 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Simply Vietnam Express
3381 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
401 S A Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Bohemian bistro offering modern American meals & happy hours, plus outdoor seating & weekend brunch.
Sazón Peruvian Cuisine
1129 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407
975 Piner Road Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Stark's Steak & Seafood
521 Adams Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Bird & The Bottle
1055 4th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404
714 Village Court Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Royal China Restaurant
Rosewood Village, 3080 Marlow Rd #4, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
518 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Dierk's Parkside Cafe
404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Cozy breakfast & lunch joint offering American comfort food standards, plus vegetarian options.
The Naked Pig
435 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Petite, farm-to-fork eatery providing New American breakfast & lunch fare in rustic-chic digs.
Lococo's Cucina Rustica
117 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Homey Italian dishes served in a casual, old-world eatery with checked tablecloths & a lively vibe.
835 2nd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Charming Italian restaurant set in a 19th-century house with elegant decor, a full bar & gardens.
Colorful storefront restaurant serving homestyle Puerto Rican dishes, plus a bar & live salsa music.
112 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
620 Fifth St, Santa Rosa 95404
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Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403
1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Sonoma County Museum
425 7th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center
5250 Aero Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
204 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Community gathering spot on 152 acres with a lake, plus kids' attractions including a small train.
Green Music Center
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Spacious college concert hall with multiple performance venues, outdoor spaces, a restaurant & more.
3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The mission of Safari West is to promote conservation by providing a unique recreational educational experience including information about propagation
6th Street Playhouse
52 W 6th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Children's Museum of Sonoma County
1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Sonoma County's only Children's Museum, dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder and teaching children (and their parents) about the arts, sciences and the world around them.
3215 Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Epicenter Sports & Entertainment is the largest indoor sports & entertainment complex on the West Coast. Compete, Eat, Play, Bowl & Watch Sports.
Pacific Coast Air Museum
One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
You’ll find a five-acre field covered with authentic, well-cared-for aircraft. You can crawl under them, look inside wheel wells and bomb bays, peer into cockpits, and actually sit in some of them on Open Cockpit Weekends. Kids love PCAM!
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
A non-profit organization that hosts performances in music, dance, theater, comedy and offers family and arts education programs.
Graton Resort & Casino
288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Redwood Empire Ice Arena
1667 West Steele Ln, Santa Rosa CA 95403
A Santa Rosa icon for over 40 years, Snoopy's Home Ice offers a unique atmosphere for families to enjoy recreational ice skating and a world-class facility to support the goals of local athletes in the sports of Ice Hockey and Figure Skating.
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
20264 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Located just one mile south of the Plaza in Sonoma,. TrainTown features a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track.
Historic Railroad Square
135 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Railroad Square is the historic heart of the downtown and is Santa Rosa’s “Old Town”.
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Old Faithful Geyser of California
1299 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
The Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located in Sonoma County, California, in the United States. It is the only petrified forest in California from the Pliocene. It also has the largest petrified trees in the world
Annadel State Park
6201 Channel Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Trione-Annadel State Park is a state park of California in the United States. It is situated at the northern edge of Sonoma Valley and is adjacent to Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Jack London State Historic Park, also known as Jack London Home and Ranch, is a California State Historic Park near Glen Ellen.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Sonoma Canopy Tours
6250 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
Experience the beauty of the Redwoods... from above! A zipline lets the magic of gravity do all the work.
Quarryhill Botanical Garden
12841 CA-12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a research botanical garden housing one of the largest collections of temperate Asian plants in North America.
Taylor Mountain Regional Park
2080 Kawana Terrace, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve is a prominent Santa Rosa landmark, providing panoramic views of the city and distant peaks.
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve
5297 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sandman Santa Rosa
3421 Cleveland Avenue, CA, 95403, USA Phone: (707) 293-2100