HealdsburgUnited States of America

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Visit Healdsburg

Learn the history of this quaint wine town in the midst of valleys of vineyards and taste the grape varieties to select your favorite wines.

With its elegance and charm, Healdsburg is among the most reputable wine towns in California. The Russian River meanders through this small community, which unites the wine regions of Dry Creek, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. Travel across the many vineyards here to get a taste for Californian wine.

Stroll through Healdsburg Plaza to appreciate the town’s atmosphere. This is the most lively part of the community, with boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Walk east for several blocks for the Healdsburg Museum, which chronicles the history of the town through photos, artifacts and documents.

Other cultural highlights in the town center include the Healdsburg Center for the Arts and the Raven Performing Arts Theater. Play a few rounds at Healdsburg Golf Club in the town’s eastern outskirts.

Rent a car to explore the vineyards in the surrounding valleys. Grapes prosper from the dry, hot summers and cool winters in the region. Dry Creek Vineyard is known as the Wine for Sailors due to the iconic sailboat images on its bottles. Choose from one of the tours around the scenic winery and taste its famous dry chenin blanc.

Southeast of the town is Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards, which has a range of tours and tastings available on its 1,300-acre (526-hectare) grounds. Enjoy a meal prepared by the estate’s culinary artist, who pairs the food with the estate’s wines. Visit nearby vineyards, such as the Hanna Winery and Vineyards, the Pezzi King Winery, the Soda Rock Winery and Stuhlmuller Vineyards.

The town is north of the Bay Area in northwestern California. Fly to San Francisco International Airport and drive north for 80 miles (130 kilometers) to get here in about 90 minutes. Cycle or drive to reach the various vineyards. Make sure to see other parts of the region, such as Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Napa.

Live a wine connoisseur’s dream in Healdsburg, with its cultured town center and undulating valleys of vineyards.

Top Hotels in Healdsburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Dry Creek Inn
Best Western Dry Creek Inn
3 out of 5
198 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA
$127
per night
Dec 30 - Dec 31

Situated in a regional park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russian River and Simi Winery. Raven Performing Arts Theater and Healdsburg Center for the Arts ...

4/5Very Good! (2,074 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable especially the bed! But we were there during a rain storm and our room had a significant leak. It started late in the evening so we put a garbage can and all the towels to help. But it leaked so bad we had to dump the garbage can at least once. If it hadn’t been so late ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Best Western Dry Creek Inn
Hotel Healdsburg
Hotel Healdsburg
4 out of 5
25 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA
$309
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Located in the heart of Healdsburg, this spa hotel is steps from Russian River and Healdsburg Plaza. Healdsburg Center for the Arts and Raven Performing Arts ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (188 reviews)

"Everything was perfect for our trip. They were very kind and helped us with everything we needed! Especially the ladies in the concierge! The breakfast were perfect to get our day going! They even surprised us with some goodies for my husbands birthday!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Hotel Healdsburg
h2hotel
h2hotel
4 out of 5
219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA
$249
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in the heart of Healdsburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Healdsburg Plaza and Healdsburg Museum. Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)

"Modern and close to healdsburg plaza. Friendly and efficient staff."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

h2hotel

Popular things to do in Healdsburg

Dry Creek Vineyard
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Dry Creek Vineyard

5/5(9 reviews)

Choose from the range of informative and intriguing tours and try the acclaimed brand known as the Wine for Sailors.

Mazzocco Winery
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Mazzocco Winery

3.5/5(2 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Mazzocco Winery during your travels to Healdsburg. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Soda Rock Winery
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Soda Rock Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Soda Rock Winery during your travels to Healdsburg. Amble around this romantic area's riverfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Robert Mondavi Winery
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Robert Mondavi Winery

4.5/5(252 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Robert Mondavi Winery during your travels to Oakville. Make time for the spas and local tours in this walkable area.

V. Sattui
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V. Sattui

4.5/5(308 reviews)

Savor the sumptuous creations of this family-owned winery, which has produced award-winning vintages at this stunning Napa Valley location for generations.

Old Faithful Geyser of California
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Old Faithful Geyser of California

4/5(76 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Old Faithful Geyser of California, a popular green space in Calistoga. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Top activities in Healdsburg

Private Winery Tour of Sonoma Valley from San Francisco
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Private Winery Tour of Sonoma Valley from San Francisco

$72

Discover the world-renowned wine region of Napa and Sonoma on this private tour in a luxury car. With your choice of an elegant town car or elite SUV, indulge in delicious samples of wine throughout the region without having to worry about driving.

Healdsburg Sip 'n' Cycle Wine Country Bike Tour
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Healdsburg Sip 'n' Cycle Wine Country Bike Tour

$159

Pedal between tastings of Dry Creek Valley’s full-bodied zinfandels and crisp white wines on a guided bike tour of the vineyards around charming Healdsburg. Cruise to family-run and boutique wineries, and relax over a gourmet picnic lunch among the vines.

Healdsburg Wine & Food Pairing Walking Tour
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Healdsburg Wine & Food Pairing Walking Tour

$99

Learn the fine art of food and wine pairing in Healdsburg, one of the most charming little towns in the Sonoma Valley. On this guided tasting adventure, you hit the gourmet highlights of the culinary-centered city, sampling delectable selections of locally made wine paired with mouthwatering gastronomic delights.

Viticulture with Charm—Sonoma Valley Wine Tour
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Viticulture with Charm—Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

$164

Discover the birthplace of the California wine industry in picturesque Sonoma Valley. Awaken your taste buds with big, bold red wines and elegant whites from 3 selected wineries. Throughout the day, sample some of the region's finest chocolate and cheese.

Healdsburg Russian River Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch
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Healdsburg Russian River Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

$155

Set out on a leisurely kayaking adventure as you paddle along a scenic stretch of the rushing Russian River, starting in downtown Healdsburg and winding your way downstream to the Wohler Bridge. Tackle gentle rapids and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife before refueling over a gourmet picnic lunch.

5 Course Food and Wine Pairing Voucher
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5 Course Food and Wine Pairing Voucher

$59

Itinerary 5 Course Food and Wine Experience in our private Barrel Room. Taste 5 specially paired plates with our handcrafted wines. Learn about our winemaking process and our food pairing ideas. Advance RSVPs are required as the Barrel Room is often booked 2-3 months out.

Reviews of Healdsburg

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

Hotel was nice, clean and quiet. The architecture of the building was nice, a couple steps above just a plain cookie cutter building.

5/5 - Excellent

sk

Nov 23, 2019

people are friendly and pleasant. city center is pretty with nice restaurants and gallery.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

I love healdsburg. Beautiful and quaint. The bar and grill is a must for lunch

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Lovely town. Lots of. Bars and restaurants to explore that are walkable from the Camellia Inn.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 11, 2019

Baci Italian cafe and wine bar was excellent! Willi’s was amazing as always. Healdsburg is a great little town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 28, 2019

Quaint little town overflowing with charm...