As they saying goes, it takes a lot of beer to make good wine. Though maybe it’s just a saying in Santa Rosa, where wine country meets beer city.
Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a happening hub (and biggest city) in Sonoma County. It’s also just 30 minutes from the stunning coast and even closer to California’s majestic redwood trees.
Home to an estimated 186,000 people, Santa Rosa hums with activity year round, thanks to year-round pleasant temperatures and plenty of opportunities to be outside, whether at the patio of a craft brewery or a farm fresh meal in a downtown restaurant patio. The city ranks #33 for Weather and #37 for Parks & Great Outdoors.
Overall, the city lands at #18 for Place, which looks at the perceived quality of a city’s natural and built environments.