With the wonderful weather of Wine Country, it seems like summer is nearly a year-round joy as the fun stretches into fall. If you are looking for a special and unique way to spend a day in Sonoma County, here are a few ideas from our staff of locals:
Stroll and Shop Downtown Petaluma. Browse the town, go shopping, antiquing, wine tasting or enjoy a book in the park. Whether shopping for the home and family or for gifts, there are boutique clothing shops, hand-crafted jewelry stores, bed and bath shops, fine furniture stores and unique art galleries. And don’t forget to grab an ice cream cone or a craft beer to treat yourself afterwards!
Go on a Safari at Safari West. Who knew you could experience an African adventure in the heart of wine country? Spend the day exploring the Sonoma Serengeti on an African safari alongside romping herds of exotic wildlife or relax in a luxury safari tent under the gaze of a graceful giraffe.
Learn about a beloved local artist at the Charles Schulz Museum. Housing the largest collection of Peanuts strips in the world, the Museum explores the art and nuances of Schulz’s craft. View original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz’s role in its development, view a re-creation of Schulz’s art studio, and draw your own cartoons in a hands-on education room. An added bonus is the adjacent ice-skating rink which is a great way to beat the heat on those warm summer days.
Soak in Live Music at the Green Music Center. The GMC Summer 2017 lineup features 15 concerts on the stage of Weill Hall + Lawn, featuring some of the biggest names in blues, soul, hip-hop, country, jazz and mariachi. Whether you’re bringing your picnic basket and blanket to sit on the beautifully landscaped lawn, or getting front row seats inside the unparalleled Weill Hall, you’re sure to enjoy your Summer at the Green!