Introduction to Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, and a city of over 150,000 people. Santa Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County. It is located in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, approximately one hour north of San Francisco, and Oakland.
Santa Rosa enjoys warm summers and cool wet winters. July through September are the warmest months of the year with average daily temperatures in the mid-eighties (degrees Fahrenheit). January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit.
Santa Rosa Arts and Entertainment
Santa Rosa, and Sonoma wine country, offer many entertainment attractions. Some of the area's more notable attractions include:
- The 6th Street Playhouse
- The Charles Schulz Museum
- The Museum of Contemporary Art
- The Santa Rosa Players and the Actors Theatre
- The Santa Rosa Symphony
- The Sonoma County Museum
- The Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts
- Wineries in Sonoma almost too numerous to count
For individuals who enjoy sports, the Bay Area to the south of Santa Rosa is home to numerous professional sports franchises, including: Major League Baseball's (MLB) Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) San Francisco Dragons, the National Football League's (NFL) Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, and the United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League San Francisco Seals.Sonoma County is also home to 16 golf courses, numerous spas, and outdoor sports such as hot air ballooning, and river sports.