Only 69 miles North of San Francisco – about 1.5 hr by car
In Sonoma wine country between Santa Rosa and the Pacific Ocean with 100+ wineries nearby
Gay friendly for over 30 years. Pet friendly lodging all over.
Guerneville (pop. ~5000) has 2nd highest concentration of same-sex households of U.S. towns & cities (Gay Atlas); population of lower River area about 10,000
6 Gay and gay-friendly bars/nightclubs
Gorgeous dry weather Spring thru Fall with average highs 80-83F and 85-95% sunny days. Summer nights generally in 50-60's. Storms are virtually unknown in summer. (average rain ~40 in/year – mostly in December - February)
In the heart of giant redwoods – only 2 miles to Armstrong Woods State Reserve with some of the oldest, tallest redwoods in California
Only 15 miles to Pacific beaches (often >20 deg. cooler than Guerneville) and spectacular drives to historic Bodega Bay and Fort Ross on the rugged, rocky California coast.
Unsurpassed outdoor activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling and more.
Hot air ballooning (Sonoma, Napa, Lake counties) & wine train (Napa)
Live theater – Pegasus Theater in Monte Rio & Burbank/Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa