Picture this: You’re trying to plan out the perfect vacation for the Summer of 2022. You want something exciting, filled with delicious food and wine, incredible weather, and breathtaking scenery, all packaged together in a highly desirable destination. And that’s when you realize….you have all of that and more already, right in your own backyard! When you live in Sonoma County, the perfect staycation is right at your fingertips. We’ve put together a sample summer itinerary full of suggestions that we think make up the ideal Sonoma County staycation. Use this to draw inspiration from, and plan your perfect getaway!
1. Get Outta The House
A staycation doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stay at home – Sonoma County is home to some of the top resort and spa destinations! To add a touch of luxury to your getaway, we recommend checking out the Montage in Healdsburg or the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.
2. Brunch of Champions
Who doesn’t love a lazy late morning brunch to kick off their vacation? There are some incredible options to choose from all over Sonoma County, so it really depends on the vibe you are looking for and the location you choose! Some of our favorites include Salt & Stone in Kenwood, Sunflower Caffé in Sonoma, or KC’S American Kitchen in Windsor!
3. (Wine) Taste the Day Away
You’re on vacation in Wine Country – So how do you spend your day? Call us cliché, but we will always suggest Wine Tasting! If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, we highly recommend checking out some of the wineries that dot the Windsor and Healdsburg landscape. You can’t go wrong with a food and tasting experience at Bricoleur Vineyards, or spending some time in the J Vineyards Bubbles Room! As an extra bonus, J shares a parking lot with Rodney Strong Vineyards, so you get two stops in one!
4. Stay For Dinner & Dessert
If you haven’t already, then you must add Sonoma Square to your bucket list! Historic and family-friendly, this 8-acre plaza has tons to offer! From legendary eateries to handmade ice cream, End your staycation day out with an award-winning dinner at the Healdsburg Square! As there’s something for everyone, you truly can’t make a wrong choice. Chalkboard Healdsburg serves up small plates to share while winning big points for presentation, while Valette will bring you local flare with a world-class, award-winning flare. Bonus points if you decide to hit up any of the local cocktail bars for an artisan nightcap!
From the food and the scenery to the quiet corners and bustling town plazas, there’s something indescribable about living in Wine Country. People come from all over the world to explore Sonoma County, so we highly encourage you to take advantage of what’s right outside your front door, and plan the perfect Summer staycation! You never know what adventures you might find yourself on! Also, don’t forget to check out our Wine Country Bucket List.