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Vacation in Russian River - California


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Area Overview

Where the River Meets the Redwoods
You want to be here for a long weekend.

Forestville’s unofficial motto is “The Good Life,” and that’s what a visit to the Russian River Wine Country seems to be about: hiking, kayaking, indulgent meals and tasting at acclaimed wineries. Enjoy three wine tasting opportunities within walking distance of each other in town: Joseph Jewell Wines, Jigar Wines, & Wine Guerrill. Just up the road a piece is the enchanting Russian River Vineyards & Restaurant. But while summer crowds descend on the prestigious towns of neighboring wine regions, Forestville remains delightfully low-key, with fewer tourists and more small-town charm.

The town has been on the radar of international travelers since 2013 when the AAA four-diamond Farmhouse Inn made Travel + Leisure’s list of 100 best hotels in the world along with a Michelin Star Rated Restaurant. In fact, Backyard, & Canetti Roadhouse also have been awarded Michelin Honors. These acknowledgements have brought an increase in tourists, but for now, Forestville still feels like a local secret.


Backstory: Established in the late 1860s and named after a local saloon owner, Forestville has always attracted those looking to get away from it all. In the early 20th century, it was popular with Bay Area bohemians, artists and writers, such as Jack London. Back then, orchards stood in for vineyards — those came in the 1960s.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













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Join us for our Farmers Market every Tuesday from 4-7pm between June-October.
Featuring local farmers, crafts, music, wines & microbreweries.

Cultural Activities





Music available at various locations throughout the year.

Attractions






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Transportation



Bus is in town. Sonoma County Airport is within a 15 minute drive, with car rentals available.
The SMART Train will be running this year 2016 which is also near the airport. Taxi, Uber all available.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  35.7  46.4  57.0  8.7 "
 February  38.1  49.9  61.7  7.6 "
 March  40.1  52.5  64.9  6.2 "
 April  41.4  55.8  70.2  2.3 "
 May  44.5  60.1  75.8  1.0 "
 June  47.6  64.4  81.2  0.3 "
 July  49.3  66.5  83.6  0.1 "
 August  49.0  66.4  83.8  0.1 "
 September  47.7  65.0  82.4  0.5 "
 October  43.1  60.0  77.0  2.0 "
 November  38.0  51.8  65.5  5.9 "
 December  34.3  45.9  57.5  6.3 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

Accommodations


From a 5 star experience to camping we have it all!

Costs

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