Sebastopol is a unique and dynamic town that’s equal parts quaint and whimsical. There are many things to see and do while visiting Sebastopol, here are a few of our favorites.
On any given day, you can walk to town and see some of the area’s best food producers, wine makers, brewers, distillers and artists at The Barlow. If you're visiting over the weekend, you can look for treasures at the Flea Market on Gravenstein Hwy. and the Farmers Market on Sunday is always full of tasty treats made by local artisans.
Ragle Regional Park offers great spots to picnic, bike ride, and bird-watch. There are are equestrian trails, playgrounds and a peace garden as well. At the Luther Burbank Experimental Farm you can learn about Burbank's career and the 800 varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and grains he developed; plums and prunes, the Shasta Daisy, and novelties such as Plumcots, Thornless Blackberries, and Spineless Cactus. The Joe Rodota Trail is another option for an outdoor activity. The paved trail is 8.47 miles and runs along Highway 12 between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. The trail offers an opportunity for families with young children to experience an outdoor outing for walking, bicycle riding, horseback riding, and roller skating.
Hop in the car and you can be at one of Sonoma County’s top wineries or the beach within 30 minutes. A drive to Bodega Bay makes for a great day trip and don't forget to stop in the town of Bodega where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the classic movie, 'The Birds'.
Valley Ford, Occidental and Guerneville are also nearby and Tomales Bay is a must visit if you like oysters. If you prefer grapes to seafood, then you're in the right spot as there are a number of wineries within 15 minutes of the Sebastopol Guest House including Joseph Phelps, Iron Horse, Lynmar Estates, Merry Edwards Winery, and Dutton Goldfield Winery.
Consider finishing the day by enjoying a massage at a nearby spa, dining at one of our many excellent restaurants or catching a movie at the Rialto Cinema.
Be sure to check out the Sonoma County Calendar of Events for special activities occurring during your stay.