There’s No Place Like West County: 12 Ideas for a Russian River Getaway

Redwoods, river-beach vibes, and Russian River Valley wines. West Sonoma County can sometimes feel like a different world to the rest of the county – and this makes it a perfect staycation spot for locals looking to get away from it all. Spend a weekend exploring the river towns of Guerneville, Monte Rio and Duncans Mills, just miles away from the Pacific Ocean. When you live in Sonoma County, there’s no need to travel far – click through the above gallery for some getaway ideas in your own backyard. 

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