Play Around The North Bay

A Backyard Travel Blog

Just some musings from a former tour guide from around the bay. 

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The North Bay

Sonoma County

(One Hour North of San Francisco)

The expansive and geographically diverse County of Sonoma hosts some of the most desired destination towns in California. With it's numerous valleys and micro-climates to boost it's history in wine production, one can't get enough of this wine country that's has done a good job to hold onto its downhome friendliness. It's a large diverse county and wine's just a part of what makes Sonoma County so much fun and unique.

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Robert Ferguson Observatory

Robert Ferguson Observatory

A true treasure for local star gazers in the bay area.
Sonoma TrainTown Railway

Sonoma TrainTown Railway

An amusement park in downtown Sonoma. Oh and ice cream!
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

A much quieter, and even more impressive, version Muir Woods.
Weaver’s Winter Wonderland

Weaver’s Winter Wonderland

The North Bay Sonoma County (One Hour North of San Francisco) The expansive and geographically diverse County of Sonoma hosts some of the most desired destination towns in California. With it’s numerous valleys and micro-climates to boost it’s history in wine production, one can’t get enough of this wine country that’s has done a good […]
Best BBQ in Healdsburg: Kinsmoke BBQ

Best BBQ in Healdsburg: Kinsmoke BBQ

Northern California has its more then fair share of every ethnic food you can imagine, anyone who's been to real Barbecue Country can attest we lack a significant BBQ community out here (other than of course the Hamburger Ranch & BBQ up in Cloverdale). Kinsmoke delivers in this department.
Kokomo Winery

Kokomo Winery

Named after the city in Illinois where winemaker Erik Miller is from, is home to an extensive tasting menu where you can get cab with your pinots, but what really makes this winery one of my favorites is the friendly staff, the value, and I love all of their wines.
5 Great Sonoma County Breweries

5 Great Sonoma County Breweries

Surrounded by vast grapevines Sonoma County's brew scene is taking off with a bunch of new breweries popping up all over.
Flo in Healdsburg

Flo in Healdsburg

The North Bay Sonoma County (One Hour North of San Francisco) The expansive and geographically diverse County of Sonoma hosts some of the most desired destination towns in California. With it’s numerous valleys and micro-climates to boost it’s history in wine production, one can’t get enough of this wine country that’s has done a good […]

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