With the cool fog rolling in from the Ocean, the Russian River Valley is mostly known for its tasty Chardonnay and award-winning Pinot Noir. There are other hip places to visit here. Check out our Top 7 places to visit in the Russian River Valley. 

Sonoma Zipline Adventures-Savor breathtaking views of the redwood forest below while you travel up to 40 miles per hour 75 feet in the air.

Visit: https://www.sonomacanopytours.com/ 

Strolling the Healdsburg Square-Healdsburg in North Sonoma County offers a quaint square for shopping, dining,and wine tasting, of course! Healdsburg Bar and Grill is a favorite of Don Rickard, our fearless leader. 

The Grove of Old Trees-This sanctuary of ancient redwood trees located in the town of Occidental is quite serene and majestic. It is located in the original homeland of the Pomo and Coast Miwok Indians.

Visit: https://www.landpaths.org/grove-of-old-trees/

Osmosis Day Spa-Located in Occidental, Osmosis Day Spa is known for its cedar baths, rejuvenating massages, and zen gardens. A fine place to relax in the Russian River Valley. Insider tip, make an appointment far in advance

Visit: https://www.osmosis.com/

Johnsons Beach-Nothing feels more like summer than spending time with family and friends on a beautiful Russian River beach, lounging comfortably with a cold drink in hand, or floating on the water soaking up the sunshine. Johnson’s Beach offers everything you need for a great day, including rentals of canoes, kayaks, beach chairs, and umbrellas.

Visit: https://johnsonsbeach.com/

Wildflour Bakery – This quaint bakery, located in Freestone, is a place for locals and visitors alike. Wildflour features bread and pastries using organic and local ingredients baked in a brick oven.

Visit: https://wildflourbread.com/

Up and Away Ballooning – Wake up at Sunrise and soar above the vineyards in a hot air balloon. Up and Away Ballooning launches in the Russian River and Alexander Valley.

Visit: https://www.up-away.com/