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Windsor Attractions & Things To Do
Set in the scenic Russian River Valley in California's heralded wine country region of Sonoma County, these spacious and comfortable vacation rentals are ideally located to explore the area's many attractions and activities, including hundreds of wineries and vineyards, majestic forests of redwoods, breathtaking coastal views and plenty of outdoor adventures. Traditionally a farming region, this beautiful slice of Northern California is now a popular destination for wine tasting, antique shopping, golfing and hiking.
Armstrong Redwoods State Preserve A majestic natural attraction of serene beauty and quiet reflection, this primeval redwood forest features forests of Sequoia sempervirens, AKA the coast redwood. Meet the tallest living things on the planet, picnic under a magical canopy of green and explore nature trails.
Charles Schultz Museum The beloved cartoonist who created the Peanuts gang is honored at this Santa Rosa museum, which is home to the largest collection of Peanuts strips in the world along with exhibitions that illuminate the cartoonist's craft as well as Schultz' comic inspiration.
Fort Ross Museum A thriving Russian-American settlement from 1812 to 1841, Fort Ross was the site of California's first windmill and shipbuilding. Today the multicultural museum features numerous structures including a chapel, stockade and the fascinating Rotchev house.
Geyser/Petrified Forest Witness a spectacular, nature-directed performance from Old Faithful of California, the area's most famous geyser - and then step back in time over 3 million years at the Petrified Forest, a well-preserved trail of petrified redwoods laid out in a scenic grove.
Jelly Belly Factory The world's most popular jellybeans are cooked up in this colorful factory, which offers 40-minute guided tours of behind-the-scenes candy making action, sweet secrets and tasty treats. Located in Fairfield, this delicious factory visit is on the top of the list for children of all ages.
Luther Burbank Gardens This beautiful city park in Santa Rosa is a free attraction in the Sonoma Coast region; the former gardens, greenhouse and home of noted horticulturist Luther Burbank are open to the public and include collections of fruit trees, medicinal herbs, ornamental grasses, roses, walnuts, cactus and more.
Safari West Wildlife Find the spirit of Africa in the heart of West Coast wine country at this unique animal preserve and conservation center, which features 400 acres of exhibits including cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceros, birds and more. Sign up for a guided tour and learn about wild animal care at this fascinating private zoo.
Sonoma Coastline Explore California's scenic coast and discover sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, picture-perfect picnic spots and epic sunsets that sink slowly into the ocean. With a series of beaches separated by dramatic bluffs, this beautiful coastline is an idyllic destination that will capture your heart.
Wine Tasting Perhaps the most popular Sonoma Coast activity is wine tasting, and with over 250 wineries and vineyards in the area to choose from, there's a vintage for every palate. More relaxed and casual than neighboring Napa Valley, the area is an excellent place to wet your whistle, taste new grapes and enjoy a wine-soaked afternoon.