Family Activities in Sonoma County

Find Fun Things to do in Santa Rosa and Beyond

While Wine Country may be limited to adults-only, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities in Sonoma County that the whole family can enjoy. Once you’ve explored the outdoors with family-friendly canoe rides and scavenger hunts, or take a trip to the many Santa Rosa attractions nearby, there is still more fun things to do in Santa Rosa!

Family Activities in Sonoma County

  • Charles M. Schulz Museum

Educate and empower your kids while letting out your inner child at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Featuring interactive exhibits, outdoor mazes, creativity centers, and classes, this museum devoted to the Peanuts creator is a favorite activity for families. Once you’ve experienced the exhibitions, head to Snoopy’s Home Ice at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena located just across the street for more Peanuts-themed fun.

Located 1.4 miles from the Sandman

  • Children’s Museum of Sonoma County

Designed specifically for children ages 10 and under, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is the perfect place for kids to learn and explore while having fun. Featuring science and imagination galleries, art studios, interactive exhibits, and learning experiences, the Children’s Museum is a must-visit for families with curious youngsters.

Located 1.5 miles from the Sandman

  • Howarth Park

Known as “the Jewel of Santa Rosa,” Howarth Park is one of the best loved outdoor family activities in Sonoma County. Featuring pony, carousel, and train rides for children, as well as an adorable animal barn, Howarth Park is ideal for children of all ages. You’ll also find playgrounds for independent play and canoe rides on Lake Ralphine for family fun.

Located 5.6 miles from the Sandman

Other Attractions

  • Pacific Coast Museum
  • Sonoma Train Town
  • Epicenter - Santa Rosa

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
La Texanita 1667 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (707) 525-1905 4.18
Simply Vietnam Express 3381 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 544-4585 0.07
Spinster Sisters 401 S A Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 528-7100 3.42

Bohemian bistro offering modern American meals & happy hours, plus outdoor seating & weekend brunch.

Sazón Peruvian Cuisine 1129 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (707) 523-4346 3.87
Piner Café 975 Piner Road Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 575-0165 0.57
Stark's Steak & Seafood 521 Adams Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 546-5100 2.72
Bird & The Bottle 1055 4th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 568-4000 3.18
Monti's 714 Village Court Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (707) 568.4404 4
Royal China Restaurant Rosewood Village, 3080 Marlow Rd #4, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 545-2911 1.56
Haku Sushi 518 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 541-6359 2.85
Dierk's Parkside Cafe 404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 573-5955 3.49

Cozy breakfast & lunch joint offering American comfort food standards, plus vegetarian options.

The Naked Pig 435 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 978-3231 3.51

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 (707) 523-2227 2.85

Homey Italian dishes served in a casual, old-world eatery with checked tablecloths & a lively vibe.

Ca'Bianca 835 2nd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 542-5800 3.37

Charming Italian restaurant set in a 19th-century house with elegant decor, a full bar & gardens.

Bibi's Burger Bar 630 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 523-1400 3.21

Relaxed, contemporary restaurant serving creative burgers, cocktails & spiked shakes.

Rosso Pizzeria 53 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 544-3221 3.36

Unassuming eatery offering inventive wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas paired with eco-friendly wines.

El Coqui 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 542-8868 2.99

Colorful storefront restaurant serving homestyle Puerto Rican dishes, plus a bar & live salsa music.

Omelette Express 112 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 525-1690 2.85
Bistro 29 620 Fifth St, Santa Rosa 95404 (707) 546-2929 3.06
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 579-4452 1.31
SRJC Planetarium 1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 527-4685 1.96
Sonoma County Museum 425 7th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 579-1500 2.82
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center 5250 Aero Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 579-3004 3.83
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens 204 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 524-5445 3.31
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA (707) 545-4200 4.06
Howarth Park 630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 4.81

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 (866) 955-6040 10.99

Spacious college concert hall with multiple performance venues, outdoor spaces, a restaurant & more.

Safari West 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 579-2551 8.53

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 (707) 523-3544 2.83
Children's Museum of Sonoma County 1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 546-4069 1.37

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.

Epicenter 3215 Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 708-3742 1.22

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 (707)575-7900 5.92

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 (707) 546-3600 2.53

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 (707) 588-7100 9
Redwood Empire Ice Arena 1667 West Steele Ln, Santa Rosa CA 95403 (707) 546-7147 1.28

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 (707) 938-3912 23.98

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 2.86

Railroad Square is the historic heart of the downtown and is Santa Rosa’s “Old Town”.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Old Faithful Geyser of California 1299 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-6463 16.89
Petrified Forest 4100 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-6667 11.79

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 7.27

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 (707) 938-5216 18.31

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 18.67
Sonoma Canopy Tours 6250 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465 (888) 494-7868 16.85

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 (707) 996-3166 16.71

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 (707) 539-8092 5.78

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 (707) 565-2041 12.15
Sandman Santa Rosa
3421 Cleveland Avenue, CA, 95403, USA
Phone: (707) 293-2100