Healdsburg in Sonoma County of California might be a small town, but it has gained the reputation to be one of the top small towns to discover in the country. That definitely raises the intrigue of many. Located in the wine country, the town holds a population of about 11000 people. While the neighboring areas like Sonoma and Napa get more visitors, this is a quaint California town is worth a visit as well. It will also be a quieter place to stay, especially if you are looking to get away from the crowd.
It is not too inconvenient to get here, considering it is located about 65 miles away from San Francisco, which makes it a weekend getaway destination for many. Healdsburg gets recognized, more for three prominent wine producing regions that are located here, the Alexander Valley Avas, Russian River and the Dry Creek. This is a beautiful area to experience amazing wine and culture. Brandon, a fellow friend who runs one of the top Charlotte roofing companies in the region, is an avid wine drinker & has recommended this area as a spot to visit for sure.
History of the place indicates how the native settlers here were part of the Pomo tribe. They constructed villages by the Russian River. The early settlers here comprised of Russians and Mexicans who contribute the unique and mixed cultural ethnicity of the place.
Today the town is known for its tourism and its vineyards. Healdsburg Plaza is a small park that you can visit here that has a gazebo in the center with benches. There are different festivals and musical events that are hosted here. Unlike other sprawling park areas in the country, this park is only one acre.
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is a riverfront park that has a beach area and is popular for swimming. The sandy shores of the Russian river offer picnic spots, convenient parking and restrooms. With lifeguards on watch, it is a safe and secure place to spend the day with your friends and family.
Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve is known for picturesque hiking trails. If you venture for hiking this area you will find wetlands and grasslands that are scenic and nice to discover along the way.
Healdsburg Museum has local exhibits that showcase historic artifacts as well as has rotating exhibits. It also has a research center and a library for the local communities.