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The term “Sonoma” can be a bit confusing as it refers to three different things; Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley and the town of Sonoma! To clarify: the Sonoma Wine Country in California includes the areas that spread over four different winery valleys; the Sonoma Valley (where the town of Sonoma is located), the Alexander Valley, the Russian River Valley and the Dry Creek Valley. The latter three valleys feature some of the best wineries in California and meet in Healdsburg, where the Honor Mansion is located. California vineyards are world-famous, and a visit to Healdsburg ensures you’ll see a great representation, with so many wineries near us.
There are also so many other fun things to do in Healdsburg, CA as well as all the other valleys! Enjoy a number of outdoor things to do in Healdsburg, including biking, hiking, canoeing and more. For those looking to relax and enjoy some more cultural things to do in Healdsburg, there are a number of galleries in the area as well as places to go antiquing for vintage treasures. No matter what kind of vacation you are looking to have, there is never a short of things to do in Healdsburg during your stay with us at Honor Mansion.
A stay at the Honor Mansion, an inn resort in Sonoma Wine Country, will also give you access to our top-rated concierge services, which can recommend things to do in Healdsburg as well as Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma, Calistoga, Napa, and Sonoma, California!
For tour and shuttle service, we highly recommend Steve at Silver Service Tours.
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The Alexander Valley is located between the town of Healdsburg and the Calistoga area. This is the warmest of the three winery valleys, and because of the climate, the wineries located here are most renowned for their Cabernet Sauvignon. It is in this valley that you can find well known names such as Silver Oak, historic family wineries like Robert Young Estates, and hidden gems such as Garden Creek.
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The Russian River Valley, located to the South of the Mansion, is the largest of the valleys. This area is closer to the ocean and gets coastal breezes which create cooler temperatures perfect to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With wineries starting in Healdsburg and spreading almost to the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Russian River, where you can kayak and canoe, and Armstrong Redwood State Park, with lots of hiking options, this area offers an endless amount of activities to fill your day.
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The Dry Creek Valley is just to the northwest of the Honor Mansion. This area is most known for its amazing Zinfandels among the various types of Dry Creek wine. The smallest of the three valleys, the Dry Creek Valley still offers an array of some of the most beautiful vineyards in California from the relatively unknown family Dry Creek wineries such as Unti and Zichichi to better known, larger favorites, like Ferrari-Carano.
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There is always something happening in and around Healdsburg, from Winter Wine Land, hosted by the Wine Road every January, to harvest luncheons and release parties held at individual wineries.
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Your stay at our luxury Healdsburg inn extends beyond our door to the excellent dining options in Sonoma County. Try these fabulous Healdsburg, CA, restaurants featuring Sonoma County Wines and excellent food.
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Healdsburg and Sonoma offer a lot more than just wine. From kayaking on the Russian River and biking through the exquisite countryside, to boutique shops, art galleries, and museums, there are plenty of opportunities for non-wine lovers to have a fantastic vacation in a beautiful locale.
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Still not sure what to do in Healdsburg, CA, and need even more recommendations on things to do in Sonoma Wine Country? Explore some articles we’ve recently written on our blog! Be sure to request our free Vacation Guide, and plan to visit us at Honor Mansion, one of the best places to stay in Healdsburg, California!