Located an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is one of America’s most popular cities for honeymooners. Santa Rosa’s popularity with couples is mainly due to its proximity to Napa Valley. You don’t have to be into wine tasting fanatic, however, to enjoy a stay in this warm city. Santa Rosa has a relaxing vibe and offers guests plenty of golfing, hiking, shopping, and fine dining opportunities. Anyone who’s drawn to the finer things in life should definitely search for vacation rentals in Santa Rosa. The Best City For Wine-Tasting As mentioned above, Santa Rosa is a perfect jumping off destination for exploring Napa Valley’s world-renowned wineries. With almost 200 exquisite wineries within driving distance of Santa Rosa vacation rentals, you’ll soon discover it’s an immense challenge picking where to visit on your trip. Just so you know, the height of tourism in the Napa Valley region is between August and October. If you want to avoid the higher prices and crowds of peak tourism, then consider staying in Santa Rosa either during the spring of autumn. Golfing Courses Galore Golf enthusiasts will have no trouble practicing their game on a trip to Santa Rosa. This city has over a dozen glorious green courses with fine views of Santa Rosa’s mighty mountains. A few of the big name golf clubs in the city include Mayacama, the Bennett Valley Golf Course, and The Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. Santa Rosa’s Best Parks If golf isn’t your game, perhaps you’d prefer hiking and biking through Santa Rosa’s many parks. The best park for hikers and bikers is the Spring Lake Regional Park on Newanga Avenue. Spring Lake has almost 10 miles of paved trails for guests to explore at their leisure as well as a refreshing swimming lagoon. Tourists looking for a more family-friendly park experience should look no further than Howarth Park near downtown. In summertime, be sure to get the kiddies on Howarth’s cute carousel and take them to see the miniature railroad station. Celebrate The Schulz’s Legacy In Santa Rosa No visit to Santa Rosa would be complete without a visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Hardies Lane. Founded in 2002, this charming museum is dedicated to telling the story of the man behind the beloved Peanuts comics. In addition to learning about Schulz’s life and times, you’ll see how contemporary artists are keeping the Peanuts legacy alive and visit life-size replicas of your favorite Peanuts characters. If a visit to the Schulz Museum didn’t satisfy your Peanuts curiosity, then be sure to stop at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena just down the street. Believe it or not, Schulz owned Redwood Arena during his lifetime. Today, locals call Redwood “Snoopy’s Home Ice.” Stop by to see why!