Prepare to find out about all the fun and interesting things tourists can do and see in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country in Northern California… some are free of charge. Free, yes!
- Take an enzyme bath to wash away your worries
At the Osmosis Spa, you can take a private enzyme bath that cleans your body, hydrates your skin, and calms your mind. Set in a Japanese tea garden, you start with an organic herbal tea with enzymes from 25 organic plants. This starts a metabolic process that is boosted by the hot bath.
Then you sit in the warm water for a while. As your body sweats out toxins, you can relax by listening to meta-music, which is made to keep brain activity in balance. The next thing is a massage and facial that take 75 minutes.
- Spend time with friends and family at Armstrong Redwoods
Bring your family, a picnic basket, and a camera to Armstrong Redwoods, an 805-meter park with old tree groves, nature trails, and many places to picnic and play. Here are some of the oldest and tallest redwood trees in California. They are more than 300 feet tall and are more than 1,400 years old.
About two miles north of Santa Rosa is a park that can be reached from Highway 101. Just go down River Road and turn left to get to Guerneville. Turn right on Armstrong Road when you get to the second traffic light.
- Pt. Reyes’s hiking trails will make you feel like a pioneer.
Point Reyes has about 140 miles of hiking trails and a view that shows Nature at its most beautiful and pristine. Get away from the noise and dirt of the city and try to picture what California looked like hundreds of years ago.
Visitors will get a free trail map that shows both the hiking trails and the biking trails. However, only people who walk will be able to explore the wilderness area and get the full “pioneer” feel. You can also go horseback riding.
The landscape is very different, with pastures, chaparral rides, forests, and meadows. Visitors can make their hikes fit their own preferences and levels of experience.
- Honor the creative spirit of California
There are a lot of artists in California, and the Arts Council of Sonoma Country Gallery has some of the best works by some of the most talented people working today.
The Gallery is at 529 Fifth Street in the downtown area of Santa Rosa. It’s open from noon to 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and from noon to 4 pm on Saturday. But on October 13, 14, 20, and 21, the Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm instead of 10 am to 4 pm. There is no charge.
- Have a drink in the Golden State
Sonoma and Napa are known for making some of the best wines in the world. Take a tour of the most famous vineyards and learn how your favorite wine is made, from how the grapes ripen in the golden California sun to the centuries-old process of fermentation.
You can also book a tour of the area by air. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes your trip to “new heights” with a tour from above of the region’s famous vineyards and wineries.
The site also helps busy businesspeople and tourists with their travel needs, so you can start to relax even as you plan your trip. That’s something to celebrate!