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Things to Do in the Russian River Valley

The Russian River area has something for everyone!

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, Hot Air balloons trips, wine tasting, antquing, shopping, fine dining, lounging,.

The Pacific Ocean is a short jaunt from our Sonoma wine country vacation rentals and offers: boating, fishing, surfing, wind, surfing, sail boarding, boogey boarding, beach combing, sand dunes, searching tide pools!

Pamper yourselves with: Nearby-golf courses, fine dining, world class day spas, and luxurious Sonoma Wine Country vacation rentals.

Day Trips

  • San Francisco Airport – 1.5 hours
  • Bodega Bay - 25 minutes
  • Muir Woods - 1 hour
  • Tomales Bay - 40 minutes
  • Point Reyes Seashore - 1 hour
  • Sierra Nevada Mountain Range - 3 hours
  • Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Wine Valleys - You are here!
  • Armstrong Woods - You are here! (Muir Woods without the crowds)

Rent Bicycles at the River!
River Riders Bicycle Rentals
We are a family owned local business! Our buisness is good for the enviroment, promotes a healthy lifestyle and allows you to explore our stunning valley at your own time and pace.

We offer Fast & FREE Delivery of our bikes.

Jennifer Wertz, Owner

Water Activities

WindsurfingSurfing/Wind Surfing Lessons at the beach!

Lessons are available for $75/hr. for both landboarding and kiteboarding. All gear included. Locations include: Bodega bay, Dillon Beach and Lake Berryessa. Call Joe Delgollo

Tel: 707-849-5865
In Dillon Beach


Sea KayakingSea Kayaking

Blue Water Kayaking - For 20 years Blue Water Kayaking has had the privilege of introducing people to the natural wonders of Tomales Bay and Point Reyes. Self and guided tours available.
Tel: (415) 669-2600
In tomales bay 40 Min from the Russian River

canoeingCanoeing on the Russian River

Burkes Canoes offers a gorgeous 3 hour trip through the redwoods, past sunny beaches and coastal mountains in the Russian River Valley
Tel: (707) 887-1222
In Guerneville

Local Artist Gallary

Warren R. Percell Sr

Warren Percell Art Gallary- Wonderful Local Artist!

Horseback Riding

Armstrong Woods Trail Rides & Pack Station

Horseback adventures through the giant redwoods and coastal mountain wilderness of Armstrong Redwoods and Austin Creek State Parks.

PO Box 287 Guerneville,
CA 95446
Tel: 707-887-2939
In Guerneville

Chanslor Ranch

Guided trail rides on horseback. Horseback riding on the beach!

2660 Highway 1
Bodega Bay,
CA 94923
Tel: 707-875-2721
40 minutes South of Russian River

Seahorse Stables

Horseback rides in the coastal hills and along the sand dunes

Tel: 707-875-2721
40 minutes South of Russian River

State and National Parks

Point Reyes National Seashore

Offering over 65,000 acres complete with breathtaking views of the pacific. Elk, and over 400 varieties of birds complete your hiking experience.
Tel: 415-464-5100
1.5 hours  South of Russian River

Muir Woods

Muir Woods is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the forest. The trails along the valley floor are sheltered under old grove, 1000 year old Redwood and Bay trees.
Tel: 415-464-5100
1.5 hour South of Russian River

Armstrong Woods State Park

Located about 40 minutes from Dillon Beach this stunning park has all of the beauty of Muir Woods without the crowds. Hiking can be flat or steep by your design. Horseback riding avail.
Tel: 707-869-9177
In Guerneville

Fishing Excursions & Whale Watching Excursions

Bodega Bay Charters

Offers the best in charter/sport fishing and Whale watching. Whales swim off of our coast Dec-Mar.
Tel: 707-875-3495
20 minutes from Dillon Beach

Boat Rentals in Dillon Beach—Lawson’s Landing

Located within 7 minutes to any house in Dillon Beach, Lawson’s Landing rents boats for Tomales Bay fishing excisions.
Tel: 707-875-2323
In Dillon Beach


A Perfect Touch Massage

Partners with us to bring a relaxing day spa to you. Dorothy Morgan CMT offers an array of massage techniques and  timelines to fit your exact needs. She books often call today for your appointment.

Tel: 707-773-2272
In Dillon Beach


Offers day spa, enzyme bath, facials and skin care, and other Asian spa therapies and body work. Features a Japanese meditaion garden and beautiful grounds.
Tel: 707-823-8231
30 Minutes South of Russian River


There are over 20 golf courses from the ocean to the redwoods. Go online and and choose the couse best suited for you.
Bodega Bay
30 minutes South of Russian River


 Northwood - In Monte Rio - 707-865-1116

Wine Tasting

Dillon Beach is the hub of culture. One hour South you could be in San Francisco, one hour North,or East you will be in the heart of the California Wine Country.

We have a car service that will pick up your party and whisk you away to your beach house.



Hot Air Balloon Rides

There is no better way to view the Wine Country than from above. Adventures Alo6
Tel: 800-253-2224
Tel: 707-538-7359

40 minutes East of Russian River

For the Kids

Hagemann Trout Farm

Enjoy trout fishing at our old fish pond which has been stoked with Rainbow Trout for over 25 years. We have everything needed to make your child a successful fisherperson!
Tel: 707-876-3217
20 Minutes north of Dillon Beach

Pacific Movie Theater in Rohnert Park

Tel: 707-586-0555
20 Minutes East of Dillon Beach

Scandia Fun land in Rohnert Park

Miniture golf, batting cages, bumper boats, arcade and more...
Tel: 707-583-1398
20 minutes East of Dillon Beach

Safari West

Get ready for a wild ride! Trekking in an authentic safari vehicle, visitors are surrounded by giraffe, gazelle, and more all sharing the beauty and diversity of the savannah environment. The animals roam freely throughout the park.
Tel: 707-579-2551
1 hour north of Dillon Beach

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