Things to Do

Discover Sebastopol and Sonoma County
An Area Rich in Recreation, Wildlife, Scenery and, of course, Food & Wine!

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Savor Sonoma County’s Culinary Delights
Nearby are fabulous restaurants including Zagat-rated darlings ZaZu, Underwood Bar & Bistro and the Willowood Market Café. A list of our favorites are available on this PDF

Indulge Yourself at a World Class Spa
In fact, the area has all the best that Sonoma County has to offer within a short drive including spas like the World Class Osmosis Day Spa & Sanctuary. We will be happy to arrange your reservations at a spa or restaurant. Just ask.

Looking for Recreation? Scenery? Watchable Wildlife?
The area surrounding Avalon B&B has them all. Armstrong Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean beaches are within a short drive. Recreational options include horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, rock climbing, hikes, cycling and hot air ballooning.

Bird-Watchers and Nature Lovers Paradise
Every month, except July, brings a number of birds to the nearby coast, more than 100 species arrive from November through March. Harbor Seals and whales spend time in the area, and the nearby Laguna de Santa Rosa is the second largest freshwater marsh in Northern California and Sonoma County’s richest area of wildlife habitat. A wide variety of bird species are found here including such rare birds as the Laysan Albatros and Emperor Goose with old favorites osprey and white pelican. Although, the area is accessible during daylight hours year round, spring is a peak time for bird watching and spotting other critters including western pond turtles, garter and gopher snakes, river otter, bobcat, coyote, badger, and two federally listed endangered salmon species, the Coho salmon and steelhead trout.

Shopping and Strolling in Sebastopol
Sebastopol is a town with fun, eclectic shops like Milk and Honey and Rosemary’s Garden, which sell herbs and spices, concoctions for beauty and for health. Sumbody Day Spa is a purveyor of natural bath, face and body care that sells everything from foot fizzers to delicious sugar scrubs, and offers massages and other relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. Art & Soul has a fantastic selection of artist supplies. Artisana has functional art and jewelry, and Screamin’ Mimi’s has the world’s most fabulous housemade ice cream and sorbet. There’s more shopping to enjoy in nearby Graton including these great finds: Mr. Ryder, Far West Trading Company, Graton Gallery, Art Galleries, Specialty Boutiques, and Antique Shops.

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