Santa Rosa Things to Do

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  • 1. Downtown

    At the corner of 4th and D Sts. in downtown Santa Rosa is a large art-deco/art-moderne building that used to be Rosenberg's Deptartment Store. It now houses Barnes & Noble bookstore and Starbucks...

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  • 2. Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

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    The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens showcases the life of legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank, who invented numerous specimens such as the Burbank (brown russet) potato, the Shasta Daisy, the Santa...

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  • 3. Morton's Warm Springs

    This is an old warm springs that was first developed long ago. Its really started to take its current form in abouth the 1940s, with the main building clearly dating from that era. It has three...

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  • 4. Joe Rodota Trail

    This is a bicycle and pedestrian trail that extends from downtown Santa Rosa, where it connects to the Prince Memorial Greenway along the creek (see my tip on that path), all the way to downtown...

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  • 5. Sonoma County Museum

    The Sonoma County Museum is in the old Post Office. It is worth visiting for the building itself, which is gorgeous inside and out (and, for those familiar with Turkey, kind of resembles some...

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  • 6. Santa Rosa Junior College

    Santa Rosa is home to Santa Rosa Junior College, one of the premier junior colleges not only in California, but the US. Founded in 1918, it is the 10th oldest JC in the state, and serves about...

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  • 7. Pacific Coast Air Museum

    Santa Rosa is home to this small air museum right next to the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County/Santa Rosa Airport. It is small but it has an interesting selection of mostly old US military airplanes...

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  • 8. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    This is a great park for hiking and even camping, with great views from the top of Bald Mountain, just over 2700 feet. I have provided more details in my page for the park itself, but it makes sense...

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  • 9. Petaluma's Lagunitas Brewery

    Lagunitas Brewery, located in Petalumas, is just 14 miles south of Santa Rosa. Founded in 1993 in the nearby town of Lagunitas, by 2014 it was the fifth largest...

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  • 10. Shadow of a Doubt Film Locations

    Alfred Hitchcock's classic1943 Shadow of a Doubt was both set and filmed in Santa Rosa. It is notable in that it was fairly rare for films to be made on...

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  • 11. Howarth Park

    I've already mentioned this in the tip on "3 parks in one," but I figured that I should expand on this, the largest of Santa Rosa's city parks.It has a small...

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  • 12. South A Street Neighborhood (SOFA)

    The neighbourhood along South A Street is a neat area of town just south of downtown that until recently was neglected and kind of a skid row. It is one of the...

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  • 13. Sonoma County Fair

    Santa Rosa is home to the Sonoma County Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the state. It's large, has a large carnival area, lots of eating choices,...

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  • 14. McDonald Neighbourhood and Mansion

    The McDonald Neighbourhood, an old resdidential area developed mostly in the 1870s-1890s and near the less majestic JC Neighbourhood, has long been Santa Rosa's...

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  • 15. Autumn in the McDonald Neighbourhood

    The McDonald Neighbourhood, an old resdidential area developed mostly in the 1880s-1890s and near the less majestic JC Neighbourhood, has long been Santa Rosa's...

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  • 16. Luther Burbank Home

    Luther Burbank (1849-1926) created many fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and other plants. Many we now take for granted. Others were never accredited to him...

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  • 17. Snoopy and Friends

    The Charles M. Schulz Museum is a memorial to the work of the late cartoonist Schulz, the genius behind the cartoon strip Peanuts, and a must-see for fans of...

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  • 18. Peanuts Characters

    Santa Rosa is the home of Charles Schulz, as well as his ice arena and the museum about him and Peanuts. Therefore, in Summer 2005, the city began a celebration...

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  • 19. Old NWP RR Depot - California Welcome Center

    In the heart of Railroad Square, the western portion of downtown Santa Rosa, is the NWP railroad depot. It was built in 1904 of rough-hewn basalt blocks, like...

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  • 20. Handcar Regatta

    Every year in late September since 2008, Santa Rosa's Railroad Square is home to "The Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta & Exposition of...

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  • 21. Charles Schulz Museum

    This new museum showcases the life and work of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa. It is next to Schulz's Peanuts-themed Redwood Empire Ice...

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  • 22. Three Wonderful Parks in One

    Santa Rosa is blessed with a wonderful group of three great parks all tied together right in the city, not very far from downtown. They are a Howarth Park (a...

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  • 23. Ice Skating & Charlie Brown - Snoopy's Home Ice

    The Redwood Empire Ice Arena, also called Snoopy's Home Ice, is the only ice arena in the area. It was created by Charles Schulz, opening around 1970, and thus...

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  • 24. Serenity in the City

    Julliard Park is a beautiful green patch in downtown Santa Rosa, with water and arched bridges and decorated park benches. The city often puts on a summer...

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  • 25. Great Stone Heads

    These large stone heads are reminiscent of Easter Island, but they are gifts from one of Santa Rosa's sister cities, Jeju City in South Korea. There is a pretty...

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