Located in the heart of wine country, we are an ideal location for your wine tastings and other wine events. Please look below to view wineries, local events and family-friendly attractions that are in close proximity to our Inn.

We encourage you to contact each business to confirm their hours of operation before visiting.

Geyserville Grille (Located Onsite) 

We serve delicious wine country cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We believe in farm-to-table with many of our fruits and vegetables grown on our property. See our menus.

Catelli’s (.8 mile) 

A longtime family-style spot serves locally sourced Italian cuisine in a charming space with a patio.

Diavola Pizeria & Salumeria (.8 mile) 

Italian eatery set in an early-1900s building serving gourmet pizza, pasta, panini & craft beer.

Geyserville Gun Club (.8 mile) 

Low-key neighborhood pub with a full bar, American bar bites & seafood dishes in classy, cozy digs.

Corner Project Ale & Eats (.8 mile) 

A family-run brewpub offering house and guest craft beer.

Rustic at Francis Ford Coppola Winery (3.7 miles)

Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s restaurant offering Italian fare, wood-grilled meats & valley views.

Valette (8.7 miles) 

Rustic-chic wine-country eatery serves Californian cuisine & wine in an upscale space.

Duo Tasting Room (Located at the Geyserville Inn) 

With a joint passione for great wines, friends, family and fun, two exclusive artisan wineries, Tonti Family Wines and Etrusca Wines, come together to bring you Duo.

Pedroncelli Winery (1.4 miles)

This family-owned winery has been producing exceptional wines since 1927. Their tasting room is the oldest in the Dry Creek Valley and is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Trione Vineyards and Winery (2.8 miles)

Trione Winery sits next to a landmark 1908 stone winery. Come tour the grounds, try your hand at bocce ball, or stay for a picnic overlooking Alexander Valley. The tasting room is open Thursday through Monday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm.

Trentadue Winery (3.7 miles)

The Trentadue Tasting Room is open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 5:00 pm daily (closed major holidays). The Gondola Tour offers a fun, informational and entertaining ride through Trentadue Winery Estate Vineyards on which visitors learn the history behind Alexander Valley and taste fabulous wines along the way.

Clos du Bois Winery (3.7 miles)

This favorite winery brings a touch of the French countryside to Sonoma County. In addition to tastings from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the winery offers vineyard tours, a picnic area and marvelous food and wine events.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery (3.7 miles)

Making great wines is as much a labor of love as making great movies. Tastings are offered from 11 am to 6 pm daily. There are also swimming pools, a gourmet restaurant and a Movie Gallery displaying a rich collection of authentic Coppola movie memorabilia.

Geyser Peak Winery (9.2 miles)

One of California’s oldest and most respected wineries is now located in Healdsburg on Westside Road. Their tasting room is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm for tastings and culinary experiences.

Sbragia Family Vineyards (5.2 miles)

Visit this beautiful family winery with panoramic views of Dry Creek Valley. The tasting room pours from 10:30 to 5:00 daily, and the winery is available for private events.

Robert Young Estate Winery (6.3 miles)

Run by fifth generation Alexander Valley pioneers, they are known for their estate chardonnay, merlot and cabernets. Robert Young created the clone that is used for their chardonnay. Tastings at this historic, half-century-old winery take place from 10 am to 4:30 pm every day.

Truett Hurst (4 miles)

A 5 acre escape of gardens, picnic grounds and a vibrant tasting room made of eco-friendly materials are just some of the things that make them unique. Truett offers many different types of delicious wine and the tasting room is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Grab a picnic lunch at Big Johns url? and enjoy while sitting in the Adirondack chairs located along the edge of the water.

Ramazzotti (0.8 miles)

Ramazzotti’s small lot artisan wines include their signature blends of Regale (Cabernet), Raffinto (Super Tuscan), Ricordo (Zinfandel); Sparkling, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Port. They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mercury Wine (0.8 miles)

Mercury Wines specializes in fun and interesting estate-bottled Bordeaux-style blends, small-lot Pinot Noirs and esoteric white wines. They are family owned and the winemaker Brad will likely be your tasting room host. Be sure to say hi to Freddie from us. Tasting hours are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Ferrari Carano Vineyards (4.0 miles)

Acres of gorgeous gardens await you, Meandering paths and foot bridges, a lazy, rippling stream, fish ponds and dazzling displays of color year round. Ferrari offers many different types of red white and noirs; they have beautiful ground and can schedule private or group tastings. They are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Delorimier Winery (3.0 miles)

With an emphasis on hands on cultivation practices the vineyards produce intense low yields it’s no surprise that at the 2009 Harvest Fair, DeLorimier took five gold medals for their new release deLorimier Cabernets. When you put these alongside their award winning signature Meritage and Chardonnay you can tastes the hard work they put in. Tasting hours are from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Meeker Winery (0.8 miles)

The Meeker Vineyard is a truly family operation. The winery is now producing an average of about 16,000 cases per year, with wines ranging from light whites to dark reds and sweet dessert wines. The Meeker tasting room is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Pech Merle Winery (2.8 miles)

With awards and medals at competitions throughout California for the Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignon. 5 vintages, 8 varietals, 78 medals and counting…devotion never tasted so good. Tasting hours are from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Martorana Family Winery (5.8 miles)

The Martorana Family has been growing grapes for over 30 years, and producing their own wines since 2005. They are committed to organic farming practices and are Certified Organic grape growers. This family owned winery has a variety of wines from deep reds to light whites. Tasting hours are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Fritz Winery (5.9 miles)

Whether you are a true wine aficionado or just taking your first steps into the world of wine Fritz Underground Winery offers an ideally unpretentious and enlightened wine tasting experience. To book your appointment for any of the following tastings and tours please call at (707)894-3389 . Open everyday from 10:30am to 5pm.

Soda Rock Winery (9.0 miles)

We invite you to visit our tasting bar and lounge, open daily from 11 to 5. Taste the delicious current release wines—which include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot and four distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons, including the Gold Medal winning Five Star General. Open from 11 pm to 4 pm.

Locals Tasting Room (0.8 miles)

Try a whole new way to taste wine with over 70 wines from 11 award-winning Sonoma County wineries. In addition to carefully chosen selections and knowledgeable and friendly owners, you might find a wine maker pouring his own wines, special barrel tastings, locally made pizzas ? to pair with your tasting, great live music and fun special events. Open from 11 am to 4 pm.

Silver Oak Winery (3.2 miles)

Come sip wine amid the rolling hills of Alexander Valley. This destination is a favorite for wine lovers, with a gorgeous tasting bar that opens onto a courtyard and fountain. With many dark reds and sweet whites to choose from, it can be hard to decide, but the knowable wine staffs of Silver Oak are will to help out.

Raymond Burr Vineyards (3.4 miles)

The bungalow-style tasting room is filled with memorabilia from Raymond Burrs’ acting career including his Emmy Awards and 14 vintage issue of TV guide. The tasting room space is cozy, visitors are able to take their tasting out on the patio, where they can be served under the shade of an ancient oak tree and take in the sweeping vistas while sitting at rustic picnic tables. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday thru Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kachina Vineyards (5.7 miles)

Our winery is one of the few who is operating 100% on solar energy. Producing less than 1500 cases per year, we are able to have a very hands-on approach to our wine making and picking process. We are ecstatic that we can do our part not only to preserve mother earth but to conserve energy. Our vineyards are pesticide free. Your experience at this winery will be a very personal one-on-one experience. Tasting is by appointment only and will be either in the barrel room or on the patio. Tasting hours are 11am – 4pm each day.

Pasterick Winery (8.2 miles)

A very interesting winery with a caves side built aging room for the delicious varieties of Syrah. The Bacchus cave crew completed digging the 3,000 square foot Wine Cave at the end of 2007. This winery is family owned and has five varieties of Syrah. We are open by appointment for private tastings in the PASTERICK Wine Cave.

Montemaggiore Family Vineyard (11.8 miles)

Montemaggiore’s mission is to consistently produce world-class Syrah and olive oils in a sustainable manner, Growing our grapes and olives using organic and practices. With five types of wine produce, this family owned winery produces great quality wine in small batches. The wines they make are a Vineyard Syrah, a Syrafina (Syrah), a Nobile (cabernet sauvignon ), a sweet Rose (only 60 case produced yearly) and a classic white called 3Divas (only 125 cases produces). You must make an appointment to taste, Open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

Preston Vineyards (3.9 miles)

Preston of Dry Creek is an organic farm and winery located in Dry Creek Valley near the historic farm town of Healdsburg, California. Founded in the 1970s by the eponymous Preston family. They are open from 11 am to 4:30 pm and no appointment is necessary.

Stryker Sonoma Winery (6.0 miles)

Nestled on a gentle knoll shadowed by the nearby Mayacamas Mountains, the site of Stryker Sonoma Winery typifies the peaceful, serene beauty of the Alexander Valley in the world renowned Sonoma County. There winemaking philosophy is about pure varietal expression which produces award winning, balanced wines rich in fruit and deep in character. The Vineyards produce 4,000 to 6,000 cases annually from the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tannat, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Semillon. The Tasting Room has been open to the public daily 10:30 to 5:00 p.m. and is focused on extending a wine country experience that is truly “Quintessential Alexander Valley.”

Delorimier Winery (3.0 miles)

Enjoy the finest Alexander Valley wines artfully paired with a select cheeses and chocolates out on the back patio, under the courtyard trellis or in the tasting room. Guests may also enjoy their picnic lunch with break-taking views of the vineyard and Alexander Valley on the gorgeous back patio. The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pezzi King Winery (9.6 miles)

At the heart of this beautiful property are the vineyards, 65 acres of world-class Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Daily 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. They offer a $5.00 tasting for non club members. Tasting fee is waived with a bottle purchase.

Christopher Creek Winery (11.4 miles)

Christopher Creek Winery is a small, family owned winery and vineyard with a history of producing award winning, estate bottled, and hand crafted wines. Set in the rolling hills of the Northern part of the Russian River Appellation, Christopher Creek grows or produces Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Viognier. The winery has a quaint tasting room open daily 10:00-6:00.

Acorn Winery (11.5 miles)

Betsy and Bill Nachbaur’s award winning, small production, limited distribution ACORN wines (Axiom Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Medley, Sangiovese, and Heritage Vines Zinfandel). Algeria means happiness and joy in Spanish, which perfectly describes how they hope their wines will make you feel when you taste them. The old tradition of field blending, (which means the different varietals are picked, crushed, and fermented together), produces complex, well integrated, and balanced wines. Schedule a tasting appointment ( or 707-433-6440), and possibly a vineyard walk. By appointment only.

Mill Creek Winery (9.8 miles)

Mill Creek’s beautifully landscaped, wheelchair-accessible tasting room has a working water wheel, mill pond, and patio tables with umbrellas. On the hillside is a 3,000-sq.ft. Picnic deck overlooking the Dry Creek Valley vineyards, Fitch Mountain, and Mount St. Helena. A gift shop offers salami, cheese, crackers, gourmet mustards, hand-made chocolates, and unique wine-theme gifts and souvenirs. The tasting room & gift shop are open daily 10-5 Saturday and Sunday: 11AM Tour/Tasting by Appointment.

V.M.L. Winery (12.5 miles)

Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the beautiful gardens, organic vineyard and boutique winemaking are just some of the charm of VML. Signature single vineyard designated wines that reflect the subtle differences that soil, light, and proximity to the ocean impart to the grapes and thus the finished wine, offer an intriguing and complete tour of the Russian River Valley. While Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the flagship varietals, Zinfandel and a few other treats are offered exclusively through the tasting room. Enjoy some gourmet snacks and a bottle of wine in our gardens for an authentic Russian River experience. Open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Field Stone Winery (10.9 miles)

Rustic, stone-clad underground cellar with a beautiful picnic area under spreading oaks. Tablecloth and official stemware provided on loan to picnickers with bottle purchase: savor the incredible views and peace here on our estate. Wine Type: Blended Red Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Wines, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Port, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier. Eleven miles east of Healdsburg in the Alexander Valley. Open daily 10-5.

Hanna Winery (10.3 miles)

Please visit our charming and friendly tasting room located minutes from Santa Rosa! Enjoy a picnic paired with an award winning HANNA wine at our beautiful vineyard setting courtyard. Famous for Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel – they are open 10-4 daily and serve a variety of estate grown wines.

White Oak Winery (8.3 miles)

Established in 1981, we are dedicated to producing small quantities of distinguished lots. Visit our new, friendly hospitality room, while viewing our cellar, library wines and old Zinfandel vineyards. They are known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel. Tasting room Open daily 10-5.

Hawkes Winery (7.6 miles)

The Hawkes Winery and Tasting Room is located in the heart of the Alexander Valley, right next to the Jimtown Store. The Tasting Room is open every day, offering regular release Hawkes wines, and small lots of single vineyard, late-release, and reserve wines not available elsewhere. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot are the wine that they produce. Tasting is by appointment only.

JR Winery (2.7 miles)

Family-owned and family-farmed since 1976. Located at the northern end of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, the Vineyards have been planted over the past 38 years, augmenting the original 1908 Zinfandel vines. Owned and operated by Jim and Eliza Rickards, the winery started in 2005, born out of the encouragement of friends who have enjoyed the small lots of hand-crafted wine we have been making since 1991. The types of wine they produce are Blended Red Wines, Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Champagne, Grenache, Late Harvest Wines, Malbec, Muscat Canelli, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Port, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sparkling Wine, Sweet Whites, Zinfandel. Tasting room is open Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Dutcher Crossing Winery (3.8 miles)

Dutcher Crossing is a family-owned winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley known for its award-winning small-lot wines, spectacular views and warm hospitality. Its scenic tasting room and trellised picnic area are perfect places to relax and sip the winery’s sauvignon blanc, zinfandels, cabernets and chardonnays. Tasting room open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Coffaro Winery (2.9 miles)

Every visitor to David Coffaro Winery will experience a personal tasting-tour through our 200-barrel warehouse of unique red wines, masterfully blended for complexity and balance. As you wind your way through the barrels, our 7-channel surround sound audio/video system will entertain you with various selections of classical, jazz or rock music daily. On special occasions, there might even be a DVD music video, a NFL playoff game, the World Series, a Triple Crown race, or the like showing on the big screen! Open daily from 11:00-4:00; other times by appointment.

Zichichi Family Vineyard (3.3 miles)

Zichichi Family Vineyard is a small, family-owned winery in the northern section of Dry Creek Valley. We produce extremely limited, estate grown wines in our exquisite new facility complete with rustic tasting room and cozy fireplace. Come enjoy a picnic on our spacious rear deck, high on the hill, overlooking the vineyards and mountains in the distance. The owners are present every day and will make your visit to the valley one you will never forget. Open daily from 11:00 – 4:30 or by appointment.

Yoakim Bridge Winery (2.6 miles)

Small, charming, owner-operated estate vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley featuring a limited production of old vine Zinfandel. The owners personally greet tasters in the tasting room which is open to the public Friday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Weekdays by appointment only.

GopFrich Winery (4.2 miles)

Small and of very limited production, but committed to excellence. The grapes are all hand selected from our own vineyards, and the wines are entirely produced, aged, finished and bottled here on the premises. They have made available to us a limited amount of very excellent white wines. We find them especially delightful because of their light to medium body, delicate fragrance, good acid balance, and lower alcohol content. A great alternative to some of the more heavy, buttery and oaky styles of Chardonnay. Contact them for a tasting appointment.

Peterson Winery (5.7 miles)

Open by appointment. We know this change will provide a more in depth tasting experience for all our visitors. Since we produce over 10 different wines, ranging in price from $15 to $60, we can tailor the tasting to suit every visitor’s palate. With wine types that include Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Muscat, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Rhone Style Blends, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel – Tasting will be complimentary and same-day appointments will be available, although reservations for parties of 8 or more will be $10 per person and require 24 hour advance notice. Saturday reservations include a tour and tasting with the winemaker or winegrower when booked in advance, and barrel tastings, vineyard walks, or more in-depth tasting experiences can be requested. We are excited to make this change, and hope you will help us spread the word. To book an appointment, call us at 707-431-7568, or email

Throughout the year, Sonoma County is a celebration of man’s love of fine foods and great wine. Here are a few opportunities to join the locals at play.

  • Winter Winelands (January)
  • Barrel Tasting Weekend (January)
  • Passport to Dry Creek Valley (April)
  • Taste Alexander Valley (May)
  • Passport to Sonoma Valley (May)

Safari West (26 miles): Over 400 acres of land encompass the property and it resembles an authentic African savannah. Enjoy viewing wildlife of all kinds including lemurs, cheetahs, rhinoceros, giraffes, wild beasts and exotic birds. Guests can lodge with the animals for a more intimate experience. Safari West is one of only six private zoos in the United States and is truly a one-of-a-kind destination.

Night Sky Adventure (.3 mile): Brothers Dan and Bill Gordon offer stargazing tours just a few minutes from our property. Night Sky Adventure is available for private events including weddings, holiday parties, birthday parties, or other events. Learn more on their website and book a reservation now.

The Ranch at Lake Sonoma (7.9 mile): Explore Sonoma County’s natural beautiful on horse with a guided tour from The Ranch at Lake Sonoma. Book now on their website.

Petrified Forest (29.8 miles): Take a step into the past and gaze in wonder at trees which date back to 3.4 million years ago. Follow a docent and get an up close view of these rare trees. These trees were petrified during a volcanic eruption. In addition to the trees there is also an abundance of native trees and wildflowers such as, Douglas fir, live oak, and Madrone. Catch a wonderful view of Mt. St. Helena and the surrounding area.

Armstrong Redwoods State Park (29.3 miles): Prepare to be amazed. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest tree in the world. Some of these astonishing trees date back to over 2,000 years ago and can reach heights of 350 feet. Stroll through the magnificent trails which weave their way through the towering trees. Sit in a grove and smell the fresh coastal scent of the trees. Have a picnic and find a trail which suits your fitness level. Armstrong Redwoods State Park even hosts weddings. Whichever path one chooses there is always something magnificent right around the corner!

Lake Sonoma (8.7 miles): Lake Sonoma is a great option for recreation seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Sonoma was formed by Warm Springs Dam and completed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Explore all 4.219 square miles of the park and immerse yourself in the lush landscape. There are several trails for hikers, horse-back riders and mountain bikers. Camping sites also surround the lake and are open to visitors year round. The lake is a great place for fishing and hunting. Picnicking is also popular among visitors and the fantastic lawns are a great way to relax. The Visitor’s Center and Don Clausen Fish Hatchery are located at the park’s entrance and are a fantastic opportunity to learn about the local environment and lifecycle of the Coho Salmon. There are 2,700 surface acres of open water and canoes, sailboats and motorboats are encouraged.

Farm Trails (27.7 miles): Plan an adventure at Sonoma County’s farms and ranches. Meet local vintners and artisans as one navigates their way through Sonoma County’s lush agricultural landscape. Farm trails provides guides and local maps for those interested in events in Sonoma County which cater to agricultural interests. Farm Trails began as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Sonoma County’s rich agricultural abundance. Farm Trails host several popular events which include, “The Gravenstein Apple Fair,” “Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard babies” and “Weekends along the Farm Trails.”

Indian Springs (25.3 miles): Indian Springs is 16 acres of lush grounds which is home to four thermal geysers which provide an abundant supply of mineral water. In addition to the vast supply of mineral water there is also a large deposit of volcanic ash. People come here for the restorative power of the springs which provides many health benefits. Indulge yourself in a volcanic mud bath or mineral pool just as generations of past have enjoyed! Stay in one of their unique cottages, houses or lodges and experience everything the property has to offer including bocce ball, shuffle board, croquet and giant checkers!

Old Faithful Geyser (23.6 miles): Although it may not be as large as Yellowstone’s geothermal geysers it is definitely impressive. The first visitors came to the hot springs area which surrounds Mt. Lincoln in the 1860’s from all over the world. They traveled first to San Francisco and then to the upper Napa Valley. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the first notable guests who lived in a nearby cabin keeping a journal with him during his extended visits. Every 30 minutes guests can witness the environmental wonder of “Old Faithful Geyser.” It is worth a visit if you want to experience nature at its best.

Pacific Coast Air Museum (19 miles): The Pacific Coast Air Museum is a non-profit organization which was established in 1989. Their goal is to preserve historically significant aircrafts of the past and educate individuals of all ages about each aircraft’s importance. Learn how aircraft’s which flew in WWII and other important missions operate and have influenced society’s way of life. Feel free to climb aboard several aircrafts, take a tour, class or plan a party!

Grace Hudson Museum and Sunhouse (37.3 miles): Situated on the four acre Hudson Carpenter Park in Ukiah, CA the Grace Hudson Museum and Sun house is an art, history and anthropology museum. The museum features the stunning artwork of Grace Carpenter Hudson and her husband Dr. John W. Hudson. The museum exhibits several pieces of art from local artists, Western American artists, California Indian cultures and the North Coast region of California. In addition to the wealth of talented artwork the museum has several Native American artifacts and historic photographs as well as other pieces of historical significance. The redwood Craftsman bungalow style Sun House was completed in 1911 and represents the artistic mastery of the Hudson’s.

Real Goods Solar Living Center (22.8 miles): Established in 1978 the Real Goods Solar Living Center currently operates as a distributor of Solar Living goods. It was designed with the purpose of serving those in need of solar and energy efficient products. There vision was simple, change the world. They sold the first retail solar panel in the United States and have been a large influence in the development of solar energy. The property features many interesting activities for guests to engage in to gain a deeper understanding of how solar technology works. The Real Goods Store is the world’s largest straw bale display room. The store is the embodiment of energy efficient sustainable design. Real Goods Solar currently operates as top solar installer in North America.

UC Davis Bodega Marine Center (46.7 miles): The Bodega Bay peninsula has been a location for students and researchers since the early 20th century. The laboratory was established in 1960 by the University of California, Berkley. Their mission statement is: “Through innovative research programs and teaching initiatives, the Bodega Marine Laboratory will lead the way to the multi-disciplinary scientific understanding required to solve complex environmental problems on the marine and terrestrial sides of the tideline in northern California.” Immerse yourself into the wet labs and seawater aquariums and experience an unforgettable educational moment at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. There are several events open to the public but access to the facilities and staff is limited. Public visitation hours range from 2-4P.M. on Fridays and are limited to groups of less than 10 people. In addition to public visiting hours there is also a seminar series offered on designated Wednesday evening’s beginning at 4P.M.

Charles M. Schulz Museum (22.5 miles): If you’ve ever been a fan of the Charles Schulz Museum then this is definitely the place for you! The museum houses many of the original Peanuts strips and artwork of Charles Schulz. Gaze at the 3.5 ton wood sculpture which adorns the Great Hall and depicts the transformation of Snoopy. 3,588 Peanuts strips are comprised to form an image of Lucy van Pelt and Charlie Brown. Famous artist Christo features a piece of artwork along with individual works from Schulz’s personal museum and tributes to Schulz from various artists. There are always upcoming exhibitions depending on the time of year visitors arrive. Immerse yourself in the life of Charles M. Schulz.

Santa Rosa Children’s Museum (22.6 miles): This is one of few museums in the North Bay which is dedicated to inspiring and educating children. Guests are introduced to culture, art, science, interactive programs and exhibits. Come and be a part of this wonderful learning opportunity. The museum is open seven days a week.

Jack London State Historic Park (39.1 miles): Over 26 miles of hiking trails cover this amazing property once owned by one the most prolific writers and adventurers in American history. Enjoy the “Happy Walls Museum” dedicated to London’s life and famous writings such as, “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang.” Visit the cottage where he penned many of these writings. Also explore the remnants of the “Wolf House” which London built and was soon burned during a tragic fire. Experience the same breathtaking views London elegantly wrote about. There is something for individuals of all ages and is truly a must see while visiting Sonoma County.