Lined with high-end shops, restaurants and tasting rooms, the plaza is a popular destination for first time visitors to Healdsburg. But spend more than a few hours here and you’ll discover this popular Sonoma County destination has much more to offer.
A mixture of old school charm and casual elegance, Healdsburg serves as a perfect jumping point to a number of Sonoma County wine growing appellations including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. Agricultural roots run deep and have more to brag about than just wine grapes. Visitors can expect seasonally locally grown fruits and vegetables to be showcased in local restaurants and markets.
In addition to wine, the area’s varied geography is a good fit for a number of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, camping and exploring ancient groves of redwood trees. The Russian River runs through Healdsburg, delivering beaches that offer seasonal swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Healdsburg is located in Northern Sonoma County, about a 90-minute drive from San Francisco. It’s a fairly easy drive north on Highway 101.