Santa Rosa is home to the museum that celebrates famed cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s life and work. Note the colorful street sculptures of Peanuts characters throughout the city. On the museum’s campus is Snoopy’s Home Ice, also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. Adjacent is the new Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Cycling enthusiasts from around the world are familiar with this city, which has hosted a stage in the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race.
If you’re into wine tasting, a weekend in Santa Rosa is certain to be satisfying. Located right in the center of the Sonoma County wine region, Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards with world class wines, rich histories and beautiful surroundings. The Matanzas Creek Winery offers June and July visitors
a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of blooming lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery are tourist draws year-round.
If golf is your passion, grab your clubs and spend a relaxing afternoon at Fountaingrove Golf Club or one of the other popular courses. Young and old alike will delight in the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which chronicles the evolution and history of Snoopy and the “Peanuts” gang. With wine or without, a trip to Santa Rosa is one you’ll never forget.