Welcome to Santa Rosa, CA!
Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, in the urban heart of wine country, you’ll find Santa Rosa: a city with a cool vibe and vibrant culture ready and waiting to be explored. Santa Rosa is the happening hub for all there is to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike and explore in Sonoma County.
Immerse yourself in Sonoma’s riches: fine food and wine, creative activities, and natural wonders. A short drive from vineyards, redwoods, and the beaches of Bodega Bay. Don’t miss Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and historic Railroad Square.
Getting around Santa Rosa
The Santa Rosa Transit Mall, from which city and Sonoma County Transit buses depart, is a few blocks away from the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. It’s easy to walk to the Railroad Square Historic District from the hotel, though for points beyond, driving a car or using a ride-hailing service may work best.
Rent a car at one of six nationwide on-site car rental agencies in the terminal at Sonoma County Airport or drive in from San Francisco International or Oakland International Airport, alternately, choose one of our regions transportation companies to help you get around in style.
SMART Train – Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 45 miles of rail corridor includes 12 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Larkspur. Future extensions include Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway. For train schedule information go to the SMART website.
Tipping is expected in Santa Rosa with the standard tip of 15 – 20% of the bill.
The currency in Santa Rosa is the US Dollar
Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Smoking is prohibited in all government and private workplaces, public schools, restaurants, bars, casinos/gaming establishments (tribal establishments exempt), retail stores, recreational/cultural facilities and childcare facilities. E-cigarettes are included in the state’s clean indoor air law.
From March to early November, Santa Rosa operates in the Pacific Standard Time (UTC – 8 hours)