Family Fun

Wine country in Northern California is not all about wine. You don’t have to look very hard to find a wild and incredible world of possibilities. From museums to arcades, family eateries and parks, Sonoma County is filled with things to do and see as you explore every little nook and cranny it has to offer.

What makes Sonoma County such a riveting and rewarding vacation getaway for the whole family? Take it to the coast and back with the below things to do and sights to see.

Places to Visit

You can’t go wrong dipping into the nature and digging around at some of the grandest sights in California. Sonoma County has plenty to see as you appreciate the brilliant nature.

  • Armstrong Redwoods State Forest: 805 acres of majestic redwoods can be found right in this protected temperate rainforest. Northern California is known for its redwoods, and this state park is the crown jewel of the region.
  • Bodega Bay: Bodega Bay is so famous and so filled with exciting activities that you can spend months here and still not see every little iconic spot it has to offer. The cape town is a thrill for everyone. The classic architecture and old-timey Californian feel is idyllic.

Attractions You Can’t Miss

A refreshing museum or special local spot hides at every turn. Below are just a few family friendly attractions to get you started on your long vacation list of things to do.

  • Children’s Museum of Sonoma County: The kids deserve a little break from the vineyards. If they behave, you can treat them to this rambunctious museum and park. They can play in the coral, create bubbles, go fishing, jump around in the play treehouse, and build towers with blocks. It’s one of the county’s greatest family attractions.
  • Pacific Coast Air Museum: Children (as well the young at heart) will have a blast at one of the state’s most exhilarating air museums. Fighter jets, helicopters, World War II classics, various military vehicles, and more can be seen close-up and even entered into. The museum is a must-see for any young kid looking to blast-off.

Things to do With the Whole Family

Sure, the vineyards are great for adults and the kid’s museums keep the youngest occupied. But what about events for everyone no matter age or interest? All ages will find lots to love with some of the top Sonoma County things to do.

  • Safari West: jump aboard an off-terrain jeep and head deep into the forested jungle landscape. This safari ride is for the globe-trotting explorer in us all. Kids will have a delightful time sitting on the top deck of the jeep and spotting giraffe, rhinoceros, elephants, and more. Excited kids can even get a direct eye-shot of a giraffe. Perhaps it will be curious enough to wander right on over!
  • Russian River Adventures: Every member of the family can take a guided canoe or kayak journey along the Russian River in Healdsburg. The trip is a half a day or full, four miles or nine. Guests hop on as a group and navigate alongside thick redwoods and sprawling vineyards for trips varying from two hours to six. Also, we are not kidding when we say everyone can come along- this river adventure welcomes pets!

There are many things to do with the whole family. Contact us for more possible activities right outside any of our vacation rentals.