Sunday, February 21, 2016

5 Fun Things to Do in Santa Rosa

While browsing the web I saw this post about fun things we can do here in Santa Rosa. Please check this post.

Smack dab in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country, the vibrant city of Santa Rosa blends the pleasures of urban culture with the romance inherent in its beautiful countryside.

It’s the perfect destination for people who want to spend their days wine tasting, exploring back-country roads, and engaging in outdoor adventures … and their nights enjoying top-notch arts and entertainment performances or cuisine ranging from comfort-food caf├ęs to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Here are five fun things to do while you’re in town:

1. Visit Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Known as the Wizard of Horticulture, Luther Burbank was 27 when he moved from Massachusetts to Santa Rosa in 1875. A self-educated agricultural scientist who had already developed the Russet Burbank potato, he would go on to develop about 800 plant creations in Sonoma County’s mild climate and year-round growing season. Among his big successes are the Santa Rosa Plum, July Elberta peach, Flaming Gold nectarine, and Shasta daisy.

The Greek-Revival home where Burbank lived from 1884 to 1906 is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public. The grounds also contain a greenhouse, one acre of gardens planted with Burbank creations, and his grave. The house’s furnishings are original, and the former carriage house is now a museum/gift shop.

Charming and serene, it’s all located in downtown Santa Rosa, which was open countryside when Burbank took up residence. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens 204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-524-5445. See more about this article:

and while you are visiting Santa Rosa and need dental help call Hammer and Bonin at 707-526-6160.


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