For over 100 years, the Russian River and Sonoma Coast has been the summer playground for West Coast California. Located just a short drive from the San Francisco area, visitors can explore the majestic redwoods, incredible wineries along the Russian River Wine Road (notably, Korbel, Iron Horse Vineyards, DeLoach, Moshin, La Crema, Sonoma Cutrer, Woodhouse, Kendall Jackson, Martinelli, Thomas George, Arista, Dutton- Goldfield, Emeritus, Red Car) fine dining and arts, eco-adventures, spa days, river activities and so much more in an incredibly beautiful, natural setting. Here you’ll find places to stay, things to do, restaurants for farm-to-table dining, wineries and tasting rooms. For family holidays, a romantic escape or a friends’ getaway, the Russian River is California’s summer vacation destination.
With an enviable climate of warm, sunny summer days May through October, the Russian River (infamous Johnson's Beach) is the perfect escape from the city to connect back with nature. Surrounded by a majestic redwood forest (e.g, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve), 76 miles of scenic coastline (Bodegao Bay, Jenner, Goat Rock State Beach etc. ) and the cool waters of the Russian River, you can get away from it all while still having all the services, amenities and adventures that Sonoma County has to offer.