Russian River Getaway: Where to Sip, Snack and Shop in Guerneville

An autumn stroll down Guerneville's Main Street offers an opportunity to sample the best of West County, without the tourists.

Equal parts quaint and quirky, away from it all and where it’s at, the Russian River town of Guerneville has been a longtime host to summertime fun-seekers. A hot spot with a cool river is a draw for many in the Bay Area, where an abundance of foggy beaches make for shivering summer outings. Guernevilles’s beloved Johnson’s Beach closes from late September to late May, but the wine and redwood rich, LGBT-proud region still draws in the off-season. Guerneville’s Main Street offers a unique shopping experience, from fine art to five-and-dime finds. Check out the shops you might have missed while being distracted by all that festive fun and natural beauty. Click through the above gallery for details.