Join us for a delightful & delicious daytrip to explore the charming Sonoma wine country town of Healdsburg.
Bay Area Excursion: Happenin’ Healdsburg
Wednesday, March 20
Let our private coach whisk you away to the heart of Sonoma County to join James Sokol and Sara Allen for an off-season (re: not so crowded) visit to the charming town of Healdsburg.
For an overview of Healdsburg’s rich history and insights into some of the people that have made it a destination for travelers since its founding day, begin with a private guided walking tour. Get a local’s recommendations for shopping & dining.
Next, have lunch on your own or join others for a wonderful no-host (re: Dutch treat) lunch at one of our favorite restaurants (see “No-Host Lunch” below) in this foodie town.
The afternoon brings free time to enjoy the town as you like; there are several options. History lovers may want to visit the Healdsburg museum. Art lovers can go gallery hopping. Wine lovers will certainly want to book an experience at a local wine tasting room. Shoppers will enjoy the array of boutiques offering everything from clothing to cookware, books to bicycles, home decor to hats, and more. People-watchers can relax on a bench in the tree-filled plaza or at a local café.
Re-board our coach for the return trip with nice memories of a lovely day.
Space is strictly limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
See “Important Notes” (below), then Reserve Your Space(s) Today!
Our group’s no-host (re: Dutch treat) lunch will take place at Bravas, which “serves up traditional Spanish and modern tapas-style dining in Wine Country by James Beard finalists Mark and Terri Stark. Large plates to share, including paella. Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias, and Spain-inspired cocktails, including a variety of signature gin and tonics.”
To see the menu, click here and then click “menu” on Bravas’ webpage.
If you prefer to lunch elsewhere on your own, Healdsburg is home to several wonderful restaurants!
9:30am – San Rafael Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Smith Ranch Road
9:45am – Novato Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Rowland Blvd
10:45am-12:15pm – Walking Tour
12:30pm – No-Host Lunch OR Lunch On-Your-Own
2:00-4:30pm – Free Time
5:15pm – Novato Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Rowland Blvd
5:30pm – San Rafael Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Smith Ranch Road
*Departure Times are when the coach leaves; please board the coach 5-10 minutes prior to the time listed.
COACH TIMES: Coach “Departure/Pick-Up Times” are steadfast. Guests missing the coach’s departure are responsible for finding and paying for their own transportation to the events. Using Lyft or Uber is recommended.
EXCURSION TICKETS: Excursion tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. They are, however, transferable so may be given to a friend or family member to attend should the original purchaser be unable to join us.
By purchasing an excursion ticket, guests are agreeing to the notes & information on the webpage above.