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Best things to do in RUSSIAN RIVER

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
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“Pub up front, family friendly dining room in the back. You can usually come here to watch the game or hear live music. Locals and out-of-towners mix easily. Can get really crowded during rodeo days! Standard pub fare of burgers, fish n chips, etc. Local music in the bar on Fridays. ”
24 locals recommend
Cinema
“get java, brunch, or screen a film in the unusual historic movie house at the Rio Theater. Get breakfast or lunch at the cafe on the elevated deck. ”
26 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This has to be one of the best bakeries in the whole area! Try it out for breakfast or lunch.”
20 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“I'm not a golfer, but this course comes highly recommended by a good friend of mine who loves playing the 18 holes situated underneath the majestic Redwoods. ”
20 locals recommend
Lodging
“A 5-minute drive from Guerneville - a much quieter, smaller place for a drink. Primarily a restaurant, but they’ve got a full bar, and a decent wine list. On nice days, you simply can’t beat a glass of wine on their patio overlooking the river. Beautiful. They also have a really nice dinner menu and it’s worth eating here!”
9 locals recommend
Bar
“A nice selection of local wines in charming Duncans Mills. No kids allowed at this tasting room. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Water sports in the high season and fishing in the low season. There's a dog beach too for your furry friends.”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Monte Rio market, pick up a few things before heading up to the Treehouse. Being that this is a weekend getaway home, I have a compact, counter height refrigerator, please be mindful of items that needs refrigeration. There is a cooler that is available for use. ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rio Café near the Monte Rio beach and adjacent to the Theatre has good coffee and breakfasts, as does the Bia Café in the Northwood Golf Resort just east of town. Hours can be seasonal - open on the weekends only during the winter. ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're in the mood for a tasty baked good and a strong cup of coffee or well-made espresso, this is a great choice. They have a variety of breads (including Irish soda and coffee cake), muffins and scones + much more. Only a few tables inside, so mostly a takeout joint.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“They have tennis and basketball courts. Plus there's a skatepark at Creekside Park. ”
4 locals recommend
Diner
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“Lucy's provides a glimpse into life on the Russian River. Staffed by locals, Carol and team provide a great breakfast & lunch for great value. ”
5 locals recommend
Food
“This is a great spot to pick up a bottle of local wine or local cheeses. John hosts a great wine tasting on Friday nights and can help arrange wine tours.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the perimeter of the Northwood Golf Course and underneath the majestic Redwoods, this restaurant serves big portions for good prices. They have myriad burger selections and boast a very popular Prime Rib. They also have a full bar, outside seating and cornhole to play while waiting for your food. ”
5 locals recommend
Campground
“Casini's is a family and pet friendly, nature filled, amenity rich campground in the Russian River Valley, offering a variety of accommodations in the quaint Sonoma County town of Duncans Mills, CA. One mile of river runs along this 110 acre part of the ranch, offering campers a memorable, get back to nature camping experience.”
4 locals recommend