So you have finally made the decision to visit wine country in Northern California, or maybe you are a frequent traveler to the area. Either way we have a hidden gem destination that you will not want to miss out on for your upcoming trip. There are many places to choose from on your trip to wine country, with Napa and Sonoma Valley each having over 400 wineries each! It can definitely become a task going through what seems like countless options for dining, wineries, shop, etc. If you are looking for a relaxing wine country getaway, look no further than the charming town of Healdsburg. Located in Sonoma County, With the town only being about an hour and fifteen minute drive from San Francisco, it can be the perfect day or weekend getaway – world-class restaurants, boutique shopping and amazing Healdsburg wineries await!
If you do decide to stay overnight, there is an array of lodging to decide between, from a hotel to a charming B & B. All great options to stay right in town and enjoy all of the festivities. Healdsburg is also home to exciting art, renowned dining, live music, including the annual Jazz festival held in the early Summer. And don’t forget about the great boutique shopping in the Square in Healdsburg.
The area is also very popular for time outdoors featuring biking and hiking with some incredible trails. It is also located along the Russian River, so get ready for some water fun including kayaking, canoeing, etc. Many visitors enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while experiencing these great activities.
But now, to the main reason most visitors choose wine country for their vacation: the Healdsburg region is among some amazing American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and known for some incredible wine. If you are looking to experience delicious California wine without breaking the bank, Healdsburg is the right choice as there are a great handful of Healdsburg wineries that offer free tastings. Finding a “free” tasting in wine country is pretty rare in Napa & Sonoma Valley, so this is definitely a win.
While you are exploring, don’t forget about the opportunity to experience a Sonoma wine tour in this renowned region. With Healdsburg being in Sonoma County, there are so many wineries in the surrounding proximity to visit. A Sonoma wine tour is the perfect way to experience multiple wineries in a day with transportation and your itinerary all set up. Choose our North Sonoma tour options and visit some of our favorite Healdsburg wineries.
We hope you enjoy all this information about such a beautiful destination in wine country. So pack your bags and get ready to embark on your Healdsburg getaway!