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Santa-Rosa is often called the "Gateway to the Sonoma County Wine Country." This pretty town is located 55 miles north of San Francisco and is the largest city in Sonoma County, with a mix of urban art and culture and natural beauty and adventurous recreation. Nearly 200 world-class wineries are near Santa Rosa, many which offer wine tastings and tours. You will also find museums in Santa Rosa, beautiful gardens, farmers markets, antique shops, spas, art galleries, boutiques and both indoor and outdoor malls. Santa Rosa is near Lake Berryessa on Highway 101, and just 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, and within minutes you can be in the middle of a spectacular redwood forest. Needless to say, outdoor recreation abounds here. There are 19 golf courses in Sonoma County, eleven with championship layouts; six of these are within the city limits of Santa Rosa. You can take a ride in a hot air balloon, drifting lazily over the vineyards. Or go rafting and canoeing in the nearby rivers, and boating, fishing, swimming and jet skiing on Lake Berryessa. This area has many wonderful state parks, local parks, biking and hiking trails and horseback riding stables. Sonoma County is also famous for their cuisine, to go along with their famous wines, and the agricultural bounty of this fertile area.

Surrounding areas: Sebastopol, California (6.8 mi), Cotati, California (7.6 mi), Kenwood, California (9.3 mi), Forestville, California (10.3 mi), Glen Ellen, California (11.6 mi), Calistoga, California (12.0 mi), St Helena, California (13.9 mi)

Santa Rosa Vacation Rentals




Santa Rosa Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Garden Inn1500 Santa Rosa AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 546-4031
Days Inn175 Railroad StSanta Rosa, CA (707) 573-9000
Extended Stay America Santa Rosa #9762600 Corby AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 546-4808
Extended Stay America Santa Rosa North100 Fountain Grove PkwySanta Rosa, CA (707) 541-0959
Flamingo Resort Hotel Fitness Center2777 Fourth StSanta Rosa, CA (800) 848-8300
Fountaingrove Inn Hotel & Conference Center101 Fountaingrove PkwySanta Rosa, CA (800) 222-6101
Holiday Inn Express870 Hopper AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 545-9000
Hotel La Rose308 Wilson StSanta Rosa, CA (707) 579-3200
Los Robles Lodge1985 Cleveland AveSanta Rosa, CA (800) 255-6330
Motel 6 #13623145 Cleveland AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 525-9010
Motel 62760 Cleveland AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 546-1500
Quality Inn And Suites3000 Santa Rosa AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 521-2100
Ramada Limited866 Hopper AveSanta Rosa, CA (707) 575-4600
Sonoma Hilton At Santa Rosa3555 Round Barn BlvdSanta Rosa, CA (707) 523-7555
Vineyard Creek Hotel170 Railroad StSanta Rosa, CA (707) 636-7100
Vintners Inn4350 Barnes RdSanta Rosa, CA (707) 575-7350
Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park5040 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA5.3 mi.(707) 584-8180
Motel 6 #10386145 Commerce BlvdRohnert Park, CA6.2 mi.(707) 585-8888
Rodeway Inn Wine Country6288 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA6.4 mi.(707) 584-1600
Best Western Inn6500 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA6.5 mi.(707) 584-7435
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sebastopol1101 Gravenstein Hwy SSebastopol, CA6.5 mi.(707) 829-6677
Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine CountryOne Doubletree DrRohnert Park, CA7.0 mi.(707) 584-5466
Holiday Inn Express Windsor - Sonoma County8865 Conde LnWindsor, CA9.0 mi.(707) 837-0808
Motel 65135 Montero WayPetaluma, CA11.7 mi.(707) 664-9090
Quality Inn Petaluma5100 Montero WayPetaluma, CA11.7 mi.(707) 664-1155
Motel 6 #13691368 N Mcdowell BlvdPetaluma, CA11.8 mi.(707) 765-0333
Comfort Inn1865 Lincoln Ave NCalistoga, CA12.4 mi.(707) 942-9400
Best Western Petaluma Inn200 S Mcdowell BlvdPetaluma, CA14.1 mi.(707) 763-0994
Best Western Andersen's Inn12367 S Hwy 33Santa Nella, CA14.2 mi.(800) 528-1234
Holiday Inn Express28976 W PLZ DrSanta Nella, CA14.2 mi.(800) 428-3687
Motel 6 #29412733 S Hwy 33Santa Nella, CA14.2 mi.(209) 826-6644
Ramada Inn Mission De Oro13070 S Hwy 33 At I-5Santa Nella, CA14.2 mi.(209) 826-4444
Best Western Dry Creek Inn198 Dry CRK RdHealdsburg, CA14.4 mi.(707) 433-0300
Camellia Inn211 N StHealdsburg, CA14.4 mi.(707) 433-8182
Healdsburg Travelodge178 Dry Crk RdHealdsburg, CA14.4 mi.(707) 433-0101
Lion's Lair2540 ML CRK RdHealdsburg, CA14.4 mi.(707) 431-1211
Hotel Petaluma LLC775 Boywood Dr #318Petaluma, CA15.0 mi.(707) 769-7793
Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma745 Baywood DrPetaluma, CA15.4 mi.(707) 283-2888
Trojan Horse Inn19455 Sonoma HwySonoma, CA16.3 mi.(707) 996-2430
Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn550 Second St WestSonoma, CA17.1 mi.(707) 938-9200
 
Bed & Breakfast
Backyard Garden Oasis24019 Hilderbrand DrMiddletown, CA19.2 mi.(707) 987-0505
Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast485 Brown StNapa, CA25.4 mi.(707) 253-7733

Santa Rosa Weather & Climate

The northern end of the Napa Valley wine country is just an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Autumn is considered by many to be the best time to visit the wine country. This is when vines are in full color and the harvest is taking place, and the weather is delightful. Warm, sunny dry afternoons and cool evenings are the norm for autumn. The rainy season runs November through March, with January and February having the most rain. Temperatures are cool in winter at night, but rarely go below the freezing mark. The Napa Valley region is hotter than the San Francisco area in the summertime, although not unbearable because there is little or no humidity. In spring when temperatures are mild, and new vines are budding is a popular time for bicycling through the area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 57°F 39°F 6.25 in. 52°F
February 62°F 42°F 6.08 in. 52°F
March 64°F 44°F 4.71 in. 52°F
April 69°F 45°F 1.67 in. 51°F
May 74°F 48°F 0.83 in. 50°F
June 79°F 52°F 0.19 in. 51°F
July 82°F 53°F 0.06 in. 52°F
August 82°F 53°F 0.11 in. 54°F
September 81°F 52°F 0.49 in. 55°F
October 76°F 48°F 1.81 in. 55°F
November 65°F 43°F 4.31 in. 54°F
December 58°F 38°F 4.50 in. 53°F

Santa Rosa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Napa County airport (APC) located about 28 miles southeast of Santa Rosa in Napa, California, the Yolo County Davis Woodland Winters airport (2Q3) located approximately 47 miles east of Santa Rosa in Davis / Woodland / Winters, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located roughly 56 miles south of Santa Rosa in Oakland, California, and finally the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located around 59 miles south of Santa Rosa in San Francisco, California.

Santa Rosa Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA15.8 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA17.3 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA34.0 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA49.0 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA50.1 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA66.7 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA81.1 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA85.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA49.0 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA66.7 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA88.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA119.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Bennett Valley Golf CourseSanta RosaCA 
Fairgrounds Golf CenterSanta RosaCA 
Oakmont Golf ClubSanta RosaCA 
Wikiup Golf CourseSanta RosaCA 
Sebastopol Golf CourseSebastopolCA7.2 mi.
Windsor Golf ClubWindsorCA8.1 mi.
Alondra Park Golf CourseLawndaleCA8.4 mi.
Mount Saint Helena Golf CourseCalistogaCA12.1 mi.
Forebay Golf CourseSanta NellaCA13.8 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA14.2 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA14.2 mi.
Tayman Park Municipal Golf CourseHealdsburgCA14.3 mi.
Northwood Golf ClubMonte RioCA16.0 mi.
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA17.3 mi.
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA17.3 mi.
Vintners Golf CourseYountvilleCA19.3 mi.
Bodega Harbour Golf LinksBodega BayCA19.4 mi.
Aetna Springs Golf CoursePope ValleyCA19.6 mi.
Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country ClubMiddletownCA22.2 mi.
Chardonnay Golf ClubNapaCA24.3 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA24.3 mi.
Napa Golf Course at Kennedy ParkNapaCA24.3 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA24.3 mi.
Adam Springs Golf CourseCobbCA26.2 mi.
Hobergs Forest Lake Golf CourseCobbCA26.2 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA29.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Annadel State ParkCA5.3 mi. 
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA11.6 mi. 
Bothe Napa Valley State ParkCA12.1 mi. 
Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkCA15.9 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA23.9 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA29.1 mi. 
Salt Point State ParkCA33.5 mi. 
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA38.0 mi. 
Clear Lake State ParkCA39.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Sonoma County MuseumSanta RosaCA(History)
Pacific Coast Air MuseumSanta RosaCA(Technology)
Mexican TextilesSanta RosaCA(Art)
Byron Randall MuseumTomalesCA16.9 mi.(History)
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA34.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA36.7 mi.(Art)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA42.1 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA46.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA46.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA46.1 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA46.1 mi.(Art)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.(Children's)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA50.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA34.0 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA48.7 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA50.1 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA66.7 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA81.1 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA88.2 mi.


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