Paradise Ridge Winery In Santa Rosa: Sculpture Gardens, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Walks

This winery was unfortunately damaged in the 2017 fire. It is not currently open while they rebuild.  Paradise Ridge Winery is one of my favorite wineries I have visited in California. It is located on a beautiful property outside of Santa Rosa, has a full sculpture garden with dozens of massive sculptures and the tasting […]

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville

One of the best things about California is the sheer wealth of options available for seeing redwood trees. From Coastal Redwoods to Giant Sequoias, you can find them up and down the state. The Armstrong Redwoods are one of those special places that has all of the majesty of the redwoods without all of the […]

The Naked Pig: Whiskey Caramel Waffles in Santa Rosa

Whether it is the rustic charm or the whiskey caramel sauce, The Naked Pig in Santa Rosa is one of those spots you should go out of your way for. The farm to table restaurant that can sit only 20 people on a good day is culinary experience, one that I fully indulged in and […]

Charles M. Shultz Peanuts Museum in Santa Rosa

Since I was already going to Santa Rosa for the Russian River Brewery, I decided to Yelp what else was in the area and stumbled upon the Charles Shultz Museum. Now I am not a huge fan, but I like Peanuts as much as the next person, so since I was already in the area, […]

Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa: Home of Pliney the Elder

While driving down Highway 101 through Santa Rosa, I busted out Yelp and saw a restaurant / brewery with over 1,000 reviews and knew it had to be checked out. When I told others about it they informed me of the massive following that their main beer called “Pliney the Elder” has and how it […]