36 Hours in Healdsburg

Just an hour north of San Francisco, Healdsburg is a quaint, rustic town with lighter crowds than over-developed and touristy Napa. When we last visited, we stayed at the Hotel Healdsburg and really enjoyed it. You can read my post on our stay here. Many come for its proximity to vineyards, restaurants and beautiful day hikes. But before you are whisked away on a three-hour wine tasting, it’s definitely worth exploring the town itself and 'self-driving' for a few hours. So here's my list of what we did the last time we had 24 hours in Healdsburg. You can also read the stories on my Instagram or George's Instagram

Where to stay: Hotel Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg is located steps from the central square in the heart of sunny, rustic Healdsburg. You can read my previous post about Hotel Healdsburg here.

Where to eat, snack and dine:

For lunch and grabbing a coffee, sandwich or artisanal cheeses, breads and charcuterie: Healdsburg Shed. Here you can also find all other sorts of kitchen and chef's tools.  

For a fancy night out with amazing food, (but where you can still dress casually): Dry Creek Kitchen. We were

Sweets: Noble Ice Cream, Moustache Baked Goods


For a fancy night out, I highly recommend the restaurant affiliated with Hotel Healdsburg, Dry Creek Kitchen.

For a casual dinner: Chalkboard Healdsburg

Back to Hotel Healdsburg for some down time...


And back out again! BYOP (Bring your own Picnic) at this vineyard in Sonoma. The only catch? You have to buy a bottle of wine. A fair price to pay for the rustic setting...


And back to Hotel Healdsburg 

Antique and vintage shopping at Healdsburg is pretty great. Go just off the beaten path for the best deals and finds. We didn't pick up a $15 bentwood chair (it didn't have a matching pair to go with it) and we're still. regretting. it. 

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