Snoopy & Charlie Brown: Explore Peanuts History in Santa Rosa With These Four Stops

Santa Rosa has become the official home of the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts, and in Sonoma County there are a bunch of fun things you can do as either a die-hard or casual fan. I would say that I have an appreciation for the characters since I grew up watching both the Christmas […]

Snoopy’s Home Ice Skating Rink & Warm Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa

Also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Rink, Snoopy’s Home Ice has become a go-to spot for all Peanuts fans. Located in the heart of the Peanut’s Complex in Santa Rosa, this ice rink has a great history that is still living on to the day. The arena, opened in 1969 by Charles M. Schulz, […]

Vignette Pizzeria in Sebastopol: Fantastic Wood Fired Pizza

Located in the outdoor shopping area known as The Barlow in Sebastopol, Vignette Pizzeria is a big foodie standout for me in terms of quality and unique preparation for something as ordinary as pizza. The menu here is created by Chef Mark Hopper, who worked under famed Chef Thomas Keller (French Laundry) and the work […]

Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar Restaurant in Santa Rosa has become a local favorite over the years with their unique rotisserie style preparation to their food. Each day there is a different meat slowly roasting on the spit in the middle of the restaurant. This style is not one you often see and because of that, […]

Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Taproom in Santa Rosa

While staying in Santa Rosa, there is no shortage of great places to eat at, but if you are looking for a fun atmosphere with good, upscale pub food then look no further then Belly Left Coast Kitchen.  At only a few blocks from Russian River Brewery, you can come over here for dinner then […]

Bistro 29: French Inspried Food at one of Santa Rosa’s Best Restaurants

As far as fine dining goes in Santa Rosa, it is hard to beat the amazing Bistro 29. Located right in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, this upscale French-inspired eatery has a quaint, warm atmosphere and it serves fantastic food ranging from mussels and buckwheat crepes to pork belly and scallops. Be sure to […]

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa

When I travel, I always look for unique hotels to try during my stay. So during my recent trip to Santa Rosa, I chose to stay at the historic and mid-century modern spot known as the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa. With a history that includes being a playground for celebrities in the mid-1900’s, and […]

Dierk’s Parkside Cafe In Santa Rosa

If you ask the locals where the best food in Santa Rosa is for brunch, you will no doubt here Dierk’s Parkside Cafe rank among the top. This much-loved diner is hard to beat as it takes the traditional diner options and gives them a much-needed upgrade, duck confit hash anyone? I went on my […]

Ziplining in the Redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours

When you are in Santa Rosa, and you hear about a ziplining course that takes you through a redwood forest you can help but do it, right? My wife and I took the 40-minute drive from our hotel in Santa Rosa on an early fall morning and got there just in time for our 2.5-hour […]

Kayaking the Mouth of the Russian River in Jenner with Getaway Adventures

While staying in Santa Rosa or driving up Pacific Coast Highway, a nice paddle on the mouth of the Russian River is something everyone should try. This area is right along the ocean but blocked from the waves, so it allows you to have a peaceful few hours kayaking around the calm water with lots […]