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Wine Country GetawaysHealdsburg


Healdsburg is perhaps the only place on earth where you can access the ocean, the vineyards and the spectacular redwoods within a few miles from each other. The scenic town with its old world charm and comfortable accommodations such as Healdsburg vacation rentals offers a world class experience in sight-seeing, wine tasting, shopping, dining and outdoor activities.

Vacation Homes

This friendly wine country town offers accommodations to suit every taste and budget. Healdsburg has cozy and comfortable B&B's, vacation rental homes, hotels and motels where you will instantly feel at home. These Healdsburg lodges and vacation rentals are furnished with all the modern amenities. The residences are close to the vineyards, market places and other areas of tourist interests. On site and nearby activities include hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, sightseeing and boating. Make Healdsburg your home away from home in the Wine Country of Sonoma County.

Sights & Attractions

The Healdsburg area is blessed with attractive wineries that dot the spectacular mountains and valleys. Step out from the confines of your Healdsburg vacation rental to explore the agricultural farms owned by families and specialty growers that produce wonderful local foods and wines. Many wineries host concert venues throughout the year. Also scheduled are numerous outdoor concerts associated with jazz, blues and guitar festivals. Healdsburg has Tuesday Night on the Plaza free concerts throughout the summer months from rock and roll to jazz. Just drop by with your picnic dinner and enjoy. Each town has weekend music associated with the local breweries, pubs, or restaurants. With fine dining, upscale boutiques, and art galleries, you're sure to find a great way to spend an evening.

Outdoor Recreation

The Russian river flows through the town and you can enjoy beach activities such as swimming, canoeing and kayaking all the way to the Pacific coast. Those planning on a golf vacation can make reservations at a Healdsburg vacation rental and play at some of the most challenging golf courses in and around Healdsburg. You can also enjoy a tour along country back roads through pastoral vineyards and rural farms, enjoy a picnic, beach comb the spectacular Sonoma coast, hike through redwood forests, canoe down the Russian river, experience a hot air balloon adventure, bike, golf, indulge in a relaxing spa, dine at gourmet restaurants, shop art galleries and wine country delis. The beautiful scenery, lovely weather and quiet, level roads make bicycling one of the most popular activities in the area.

Vineyards & Wine Tours

Sonoma County's location has made it the most perfect place for making fabulous wines. Healdsburg is surrounded by several of California's greatest lush green valleys including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. You can opt for a self-guided tour to the wineries in these valleys or hire a tour guide to assist you. Apart from getting a glimpse of the unparallel beauty of the surroundings, you will also get to taste the delicious Healdsburg's premium California wines.

Dining In Healdsburg

One of the best ways to discover what's new in fresh seasonal cooking and dining is to visit California's wine country. Local restaurants focus on pairing regional wines with natural, farm-grown ingredients, often from community farmers' markets. Sonoma County is a dining paradise. It's not only a premium winegrowing region, but also a prime diverse agricultural region, with Artisan cheese makers, an array of small farmers and locally raised meats. Whether you prefer to dine within the cozy confines of your Healdsburg vacation rentals or prefer dining out, Healdsburg offers you plenty of dining options to choose from. Explore the characteristic flavors of Sonoma County - from the finest wines, artisan cheeses and meats to the freshest, seasonal fruits and vegetables from many of our organic farms.

Shopping In Healdsburg

Within easy walking distance of the Healdsburg Plaza, you will discover a variety of charming, boutiques, bookstores, art galleries and fabulous antique shops. After shopping, enjoy the finest, fresh local foods at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Whether shopping for the home or for gifts there are hand-crafted jewelry stores, bed and bath shops and fine furniture stores. On Tuesday nights, you can find fresh produce and crafts at the farmer's market held at the Healdsburg Plaza.

Best Time Of Year

The peak season is Summer for Healdsburg vacation rentals. Summer month reservations fill up quickly, so advance bookings are recommended. Spring and Fall months are also getting increasingly popular for the splendid colors that engulf the city and more so during Fall when the vineyards are mesmerizing and spectacular with yellows, oranges, crimsons and greens filling up the hillside. Winter is a great time to escape the crowds and spend memorable moments with friends or family in your own vacation rental home.

Getting Here

Horizon Air will begin offering daily direct service to Sonoma County from Portland and a third nonstop flight from Los Angeles beginning October 28th. The only direct flights to Wine Country are to Sonoma County Airport. Horizon Air offers once-daily service to Sonoma County from Seattle, and flights from Los Angeles twice daily Sunday through Friday and once on Saturday. The Sonoma County Airport is 15 minutes from Healdsburg and there is even a city-owned airport for private aircrafts nearby. A municipal bus runs six days a week and country bus service is also available through Greyhound Lines and Amtrak. If you are driving down you can reach Healdsburg by the State Highway 101, which runs along the western edge of town. There's even an Airporter bus that operates as a shuttle between Healdsburg and San Francisco and Oakland airports.