Summer Staycation Spots
Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!
We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Sonoma County. Stay safe and enjoy!
This vibrant Sonoma town presents the best that wine country has to offer. Plus, there's great weather and lots of outdoor seating, so you won't have to skip as much due to the pandemic.
2. Glen Ellen
The charming village of Glen Ellen may be tiny, but it has everything one could possibly need for a pandemic getaway, including luxurious accommodations, delicious food, wine tasting, and outdoor adventures.
3. Fish Camp
Most of the campsites in Yosemite aren’t open, and the hotels inside of the park are almost completely booked, so staying inside of the park isn’t even an option. Get your California Gold Country and Yosemite National Park fix this summer at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp.
Gualala (pronounced “wha-la-la”) is a chill coastal town in Mendocino where people really go to do not a whole hell of a lot. Pack a picnic and float in a kayak down the Gualala River, take a leisurely whale-watching hike along the oceanfront bluffs of Gualala Point Regional Park, and see the century-old trees with stunted growth in the pygmy forest in Salt Point State Park.
5. Nevada City
Nevada City is a taste of what it might have been like in the Wild West, but with far fewer gunfights. Here you can learn about 19th-century history, and enjoy the swimming holes.