Welcome to Santa Rosa
A charming and peaceful town in beautiful Sonoma wine country
Santa Rosa is a city situated about an hour north of San Francisco in the North Bay area and is the county seat of Sonoma County in beautiful wine country. It is comprised of various attractive neighborhoods that offer something for everyone. Northeast Santa Rosa is conveniently located next to the city’s historic downtown district and Old Courthouse Square. The east side of the city features neighborhoods of luxurious single-family homes like Proctor Terrace, Montecito Heights, and Alta Vista.
Sonoma County has a long and rich history as one of the premier agricultural regions of the United States. In addition to an array of shopping, dining, and recreational activities in town, Santa Rosa residents are in proximity to at least 250 wineries spread out over 13 districts. This region of Sonoma has become synonymous with wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet.
What to Love
Santa Rosa offers residents a peaceful and scenic wine country atmosphere with a small-town feel. Its quaint downtown district features numerous mom-and-pop restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers. Life in Santa Rosa is laid back and offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while providing a wide range of local fun recreational activities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Santa Rosa residents have a variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping options to explore. The city’s most popular restaurants are concentrated in the downtown area. Ca' Bianca Ristorante Italiano is an elegant Italian restaurant known for its blend of various styles of Italian cuisine. Popular menu items include grass-fed Angus steak, a variety of seafood classics, and antipasti. Third Street Ale Works is an award-winning local brewery perfect for a meetup with friends. In addition to a full bar serving local craft beers and signature cocktails also serves excellent Italian, Asian, and French cuisine. Crooks Coffee is another popular hangout among locals. It offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy tasty beverages like the Lavendar Rose Latte and eats like avocado toast and chicken salad.
Flamingo's Resort & Spa is a historic renovated luxury resort featuring a variety of suites and amenities. It offers a health club/ spa and poolside dining at its Wild Bird restaurant, known for its delicious chicken sandwiches and inventive tropical mixed drinks.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of fun all-ages events and activities for Santa Rosa residents to enjoy. The annual Country Summer Music Festival is a popular annual music festival that brings the community together for a weekend every summer. It features performances by major and local country music artists in addition to a variety of food and drinks vendors. The Charles M. Schulz Museum is a popular destination among fans of the famous The Peanuts comic strips and cartoons. It features a Snoopy-themed ice-skating rink and a Peanuts-inspired Cafe. It also hosts a variety of creative and recreational classes for children. Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa’s premier winery features a fantastic garden of sculptures, excellent wine with cheese pairings, and a luxurious tasting room. The renovated Old Court House Square is home and host to a variety of events and fun recreational activities that bring the community together. Popular events and activities include a Wednesday night market, live music, and yoga in the park.
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