Windsor, a small town in Sonoma County, California, is a pleasant and peaceful destination for timeless and simple pursuits—think walks or bike rides in the park, perusing antique stores and market stalls, and letting the kids run free while you sit back and soak up the town's friendly atmosphere. With almost 60,000 acres of vineyards in the surrounding countryside, a vacation to Windsor is also an excellent choice for wine enthusiasts.
Out and About in Windsor
Wander the pedestrian-friendly streets of Old Downtown Windsor and you'll see an array of antique stores, clothing and jewelry boutiques, and places to pick up toys and gifts. When you tire of shopping, spend some time on Windsor Town Green, the 4.5-acre centerpiece of Old Downtown. It includes a bandstand, playground, 200-year-old oak trees, and a farmer's market and movie nights during the summer. An interesting local landmark is the Hembree House Cultural Center; a Spanish-style property from the 1930s that now houses an art collection and the local historical society's collection of memorabilia from Windsor's past. Hotels in Windsor also give you easy access to the town's 20 parks, among them the 860-acre Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. Eight miles of trails lead through conifer forests, oak groves and grasslands, alongside a pond and stream, and up a ridge where you'll have views for miles. Prefer your green space with tee boxes and fairways? Windsor also boasts a championship golf course.
Eating and Drinking
Windsor hotels put you in the heart of Sonoma's wine country, and if you didn't find time for a wine tour or tasting at a vineyard, be sure to sample some locally produced wines at tasting rooms in town. If you're in the mood for beer, visit downtown Windsor's microbrewery or Irish pub. Dining options include classic American comfort food, barbecue, and Mexican. Asian cuisines are well-represented in Windsor with a choice of Indian, Malay-Indonesian, Thai, and Japanese restaurants.
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