Things To Do In Healdsburg

Healdsburg, California is well known for its tasting rooms and vineyards but you would be mistaken to think that sipping wine is all there is to do here. Far from it. In fact, there are so many fun things to do in Healdsburg it may be hard to choose what to do first!

Once upon a time, Healdsburg was just a sleepy little town on the Russian River in north Sonoma County  Рbut those days are long gone. While we still exude small town warmth and friendliness, our location has us at the center of over 100 different wineries, many of them award-winning.

With the wine came fame, growth, and fun. Now Healdsburg is continually named one of America’s top 10 small towns – and not just because of the wineries.

So Many Things To Do In Healdsburg

Healdsburg dining
Lucky for you, the location of our Healdsburg inn puts you within easy walking distance of Zagat and Michelin-rated restaurants, fine antique stores, art galleries, chic boutiques, and more.

Historic Healdsburg Town Plaza is just two blocks away and a downtown nexus of excellent shops, galleries, and dining opportunities. The lawn at the center of the plaza includes benches, a gazebo, and is the site of summer events and festivals. The Healdsburg plaza is both a window-shoppers paradise and a lovely place to simply relax and people-watch.

Shopping

Speaking of shopping, Healdsburg is filled with little boutiques, independent bookstores, local art galleries, and antique stores. If you’re the kind who can spend the whole day shopping, rest assured that Healdsburg can keep up with you – and then some.

A few standouts include the sleek Gallery Lulo for high end housewares and jewelry, Ereloom menswear boutique, Antique Harvest, Healdsburg’s oldest merchant, and Copperfield’s unbelievable bookstore. And much more.

Museums and Galleries

History buffs interested in the area will enjoy a visit to the Healdsburg Museum. You’ll also want to stop by the very unique Healdsburg Hand Fan Museum. How unique? It’s the only museum of its kind in the country!

Healdsburg is home a numerous fine art galleries, too. Art enthusiasts should be sure to stop by the Paul Mahder Gallery, the Father/Son Harris Gallery, and Erickson Fine Art Gallery, just to start.

Outdoor Recreation

Things to do in Healdsburg
Looking to get out into all that fresh air and sunshine? Great idea! Healdsburg offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast, including many parks to explore and enjoy.

Biking – We have some of the best cycling terrain in the world. It is also home to plenty of bike rentals, like Wine Country Bikes and Spoke Folk Cyclery.

Hiking – The Healdsburg area isn’t exactly hikeable but there are some nice opportunities all around us. If window shopping and wine tours aren’t enough, try the nearby trails at Riverfront Regional Park and the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve.

Paddling and Rafting – Get another view of Sonoma County Wine Country with a paddling trip down the friendly waters of the Russian River. There are a number of outfitters offering boat rentals nearby our Healdsburg bed and breakfast.

Tours and Experiences

You’re in wine country, so a wine tour of some kind is most likely on your schedule. Lucky for you they come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

There are your expected winery and vineyard tours and the not so expected ones, like hot air balloon winery tours.

Things to do in HealdsburgWine Country Walking Tours offers a variety of walking tours (natch) and the aforementioned Wine Country Bikes is just one of many outfitters offering wine country bike tours along with rentals.

And That’s Just For Starters

We could go on. And on. There are just so many great and worthy things to do in Healdsburg that we couldn’t possibly list them all. If there’s something special you’d like to do during your stay at Camellia Inn, or are looking for suggestions, just let us know. We’ll do what we can to help make your Sonoma Wine Country vacation the very best it can be.

See you soon!

Discover Healdsburg Wineries – Tasting Rooms and Tours

Healdsburg WineriesHealdsburg, CA is in the center of three, diverse Sonoma County wine regions and home to well over 100 different wineries. With so many Healdsburg wineries at your fingertips, it can be hard to decide which to visit …

The small town of Healdsburg is surprisingly down to earth, given its many charms and reputation as a superior wine tasting destination. Our charming town remains friendly and walkable, with excellent shops, galleries, restaurants, and – of course! – wine tasting rooms to visit.

With so many in the area, it’s easy enough to follow your own nose when it comes to visiting Healdsburg wineries. If you’re looking for some direction, however, you cannot go wrong by starting out at any one of the popular wineries listed below.

Popular Healdsburg Wineries

Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves – 9711 W Dry Creek Rd
Bella Vineyards is an off the beaten path winery specializing in old vine Zinfandels with a major focus on sustainability. Enjoy a tasting in their wine cave or out on the lawn. For even more fun, sign up for one of their entertaining vineyard tours.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery – 8761 Dry Creek Rd
Ferrari-Carano’s Dry Creek Valley estate is one of the most beautiful in all of California wine country. Not only does the winery produce a delicious gamut of wines, it’s also home to 5 acres of European-style gardens you can peruse while sampling their wines. Stunning!
wine tastings at a Healdsburg Winery
Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery – 10701 Westside Rd
Gary Farrell Vineyards was one of the early Russian River Valley pioneers. The winery has stayed small, focusing on vineyard-driven pinot noir and chardonnay. Visit them for indoor and outdoor lounges with restaurant-style service, food pairings, and gorgeous views of rolling vineyards.

Jordan Vineyard & Winery – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd
Jordan’s must see Alexander Valley winery offers multiple tasting and touring experiences at their sprawling, European style vineyard. Come take in the tastes, views, and hospitality of one of the area’s most popular wineries.

Williamson Wines – 134 Matheson St
Williamson is home to award-winning wines, excellent food, friendly, knowledgeable staff – and free wine tastings in downtown Healdsburg. They also offer Helicopter Tastings, which includes a wine-paired dinner at the winery after a scenic helicopter ride over Healdsburg. Wow!

And That’s Not All …

grapes on the vine at a Healdsburg WineryThe wineries listed above are just a start for your explorations. There are many, many more Healdsburg wineries worth your attention and lots of different ways to visit them – walking tours, driving tours, and more.

Best of all, our Healdsburg bed and breakfast, Camellia Inn, is within easy distance of many of the area’s best wineries. Healdsburg Plaza, home to 35 wineries, boutique shopping, and both Zagat and Michelin rated restaurants, is only two short blocks away.

Further, we’ve developed connections that allow us to arrange private, by-appointment-only, wine tasting and other special experiences for our guests. Reserve your room at Camellia Inn today!