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Things to do in Russian River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Stroll through a beautiful redwood grove, or hike up the ridge for views and few other people ”
  • 207 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Located on Guerneville's Main Street, in the center of town. This is an excellent dinner experience! I highly recommend it. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Winery
“This is one of the foundational wineries of the Russian River vineyards. They do a tour and have a lot of history to share. The sparkling wine is always a favorite and there is an excellent deli on property that is one of the best places for lunch in the immediate area.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Home to a colony of harbor seals; in winter, a place to see migrating whales —The weather can be variable on the coast and layered clothing is recommended. Also, these beaches are not for swimming ”
  • 39 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is my late night place. Burger and a Pilsner and of course fries with aioli Great patio and bocce in the Summer.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Perfect stop for a glass of wine, brunch or sunset dinner at the beach. Amazing views of where the Russian River meets the ocean.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The closest grocery/supermarket. You've been to one, you've been to them all. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Nestled off the coast of Northern California and deep in the Redwood forest, Sonoma Canopy Tours is high adventure and completely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With two unique courses, each a two-and-a-half hour Guided eco tour that include multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, a rappel to the forest floor, you will be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the world famous California Coastal Redwoods. Check out their website at sonomacanopytours.com to book a reservation. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the closest entry to the Russian River. This place rents everything so you don't have to carry anything: chairs, umbrellas, paddles boats, Kayas”
  • 41 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Highly recommended for breakfast or small bites, but also for its little shop. Fresh biscuits made daily and always fresh. Get some local souvenirs as you wait for a delicious fast meal. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“A foodie dream. Great drinks, great seafood. And a hipster vibe. A little pricey, so we like to do drinks and appetizers here.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“This is my favorite Russian River Winery to bring guests to - Quintessential Russian River: beautiful surroundings with open views of the gorgeous Sonoma hills landscape, laid back outdoor tasting with friendly staff , wonderful wines ( well known especially for their fantastic sparkling wines, often served at White House state dinners... ) . Winery is family owned and run and you can really feel the unpretentious, but absolutely classy vibe.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“A little bit farther North if here but worth the drive. Graton is a very small and charming town.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on River Road, north of downtown Guerneville, this is a fun place for good ales, pub food, and a cool deck overlooking the river. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Winery
“Great winery to visit with friends and family! There is a great restaurant, outdoor day pool with Cabana rentals during the Spring and Summer, events, and wine tasting. Also great for movie buffs as Coppola's Oscars are on display as well as other movie memorabilia!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A local favorite, head over for some grub when you don't feel like cooking and soak in the relaxed vibe. Head over and cruise Duncans Mills for antiques and goodies at the General Store.”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Located on Guerneville's Main Street, in the center of town. This is an excellent dinner experience! I highly recommend it. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is my late night place. Burger and a Pilsner and of course fries with aioli Great patio and bocce in the Summer.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Lodging
“Perfect stop for a glass of wine, brunch or sunset dinner at the beach. Amazing views of where the Russian River meets the ocean.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Highly recommended for breakfast or small bites, but also for its little shop. Fresh biscuits made daily and always fresh. Get some local souvenirs as you wait for a delicious fast meal. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
“A little bit farther North if here but worth the drive. Graton is a very small and charming town.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“A foodie dream. Great drinks, great seafood. And a hipster vibe. A little pricey, so we like to do drinks and appetizers here.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on River Road, north of downtown Guerneville, this is a fun place for good ales, pub food, and a cool deck overlooking the river. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Winery
“Great winery to visit with friends and family! There is a great restaurant, outdoor day pool with Cabana rentals during the Spring and Summer, events, and wine tasting. Also great for movie buffs as Coppola's Oscars are on display as well as other movie memorabilia!”
  • 50 locals recommend

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