Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and shopping might be complicated right now, but use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing.
What’s two blocks long, nestled in redwoods and punctuated by good food options?
The Occidental shopping scene!
If you’re stopping by this west Sonoma County town to take in some nature — perhaps even embarking on a ziplining adventure — or to dine out at the historic Negri’s or the Union Hotel, you want to make time to hit up the boutiques. From longstanding favorite Hand Goods to newcomer the Altamont General Store, there’s quite the retail density given the size of this tiny town.
Click through the above gallery for details. Pro Tip: Check store hours before making the long, gorgeous trip into town. And stop for bread and scones at Wild Flour Bread in Freestone.