Visitors to Dry Creek Valley can find a complementary mix of wine country history and modern luxury in nearby Healdsburg. Only moments away from the wineries and vineyards, the quaint charm of this town has made it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
Where to Stay: Healdsburg offers a broad range of accommodations – from luxury hotels to rustic inns, cozy B&Bs and vineyard vacation rentals. For local lodging, visit the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce’s website.
Where to Eat & Drink: Delicious food and wine are integral to the Healdsburg culture. It’s difficult to walk a step around the Plaza without running into one of many tasting rooms and world-class dining. Visitors can select from Michelin-starred, renowned restaurants or acclaimed local bistros, where locally-sourced ingredients and local wines are the centerpiece of every meal. Pick up fresh bread, pastries and sandwiches for a picnic in the vineyard. Enjoy a farm fresh cocktail before dinner. Check out a directory of local restaurants and bakeries!
What to Do: In addition to discovering a favorite new winery and wine in Dry Creek Valley, the Healdsburg area offers a rich diversity of activities:
- Explore Dry Creek Valley by car or bicycle, which can be rented in town at Wine Country Bikes or Spoke Folk Cyclery.
- Around the Healdsburg Plaza, enjoy over 20 art galleries and a wide array of boutiques selling everything from food to jewelry and clothes.
- Cool off with a dip in Lake Sonoma or a kayak down the Russian River.
- Visit one for the most comprehensive wine libraries (over 5,000 volumes, oral histories, rare books dating back to 1512) in North America at the Sonoma County Wine Library
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