From a weekend getaway to the coast to meandering through the redwoods, these close-to-home jaunts offer joyful, relaxing respite.
Start your morning with a kick of flavor at some of the best Santa Rosa restaurants and cafes.
Travel website Only In Your State has named "the best, most lively main streets in Northern California" and two local towns made the cut.
Get to know Petaluma's vibrant art scene while snapping some unique photos for social media.
One of the oldest cities in California and the location for a few Hollywood movies, Petaluma is brimming with old-school charm and romantic ambiance.
Take a tour of restaurants, wine shops and more in the Russian River Valley, where you just might run into the Big Bottom Market owner himself.
From Italian pastries and Korean classics to haute cuisine and an upcoming French café, Petaluma's food scene is having a moment.
Was it worth it? Yes and no. While pickle fries and Coney Island dogs are fun, Sonic is all about the drinks.
Menu highlights include champagne and other bubbly drinks from around the world and Peruvian and Japanese small bites meant for sharing.
The 300-bottle wine list also has an impressive selection of exceptional wines made in Sonoma County.
The restaurant, cafe and wine shop from Single Thread owners Kyle and Katina Connaughton opened in the former SHED space in Healdsburg.