3 Things to Do with the Family in Santa Rosa, CA

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Sonoma County, to many, is known as the best place to visit wine country, but there is so much more to do with the whole family. Staying with us in one of our Sonoma County vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at three things you can do with the family on your next visit to the area.

Safari West

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Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure to the safari but were not willing to travel halfway around the world? Look no further, as you can visit Safari West on your next visit to Santa Rosa. Safari West is in the beautiful Santa Rosa area and is a wildlife preservation that houses different wildlife. Some animals you’ll see on the safari are Bongo, Caracal, Cheetahs, Mandarin Ducks, Fennec Fox, and more. They have over 900 animals that roam through their 400 – acre preserve, which has over 90 different species. Think of the fun the whole family will have when you experience this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Safari West for the day!

Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center

Do you remember when you were a child and reading the Peanuts comic on Sunday morning was the highlight of the day? We know that children won’t experience them these days, but you can introduce them on your trip to Santa Rosa. Head over to the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center, which opened its doors in 2002 to help preserve the history and legacy of the famous American cartoonist. Most kids these days will know who Charlie Brown or Snoopy is, but they will get an entire glance into the life of Charles and holds many original Peanut comic strips. What a fantastic way to learn and do workshops while on your family vacation.

Robert Ferguson Observatory

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Another favorite many families visit on each trip to Santa Rosa happens to be the Robert Ferguson Observatory. While you can’t visit every day, they offer different events, including Public Star Parties, and you can purchase tickets. From seeing some of the best constellations to seeing the Milky Way, it’s a beautiful and educational adventure for the whole family. And if you have your telescope, they have different nights where you can bring yours and see what you can see. Think of the new memories you’ll have as a family when you check out the stars above you.

While you can do many other fun things with the family in Santa Rosa, CA, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay with us in one of our Sonoma County vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear what you and your family did while you vacationed in beautiful Santa Rosa!