Tucked between Santa Rosa and the Pacific shoreline, Sebastopol is an ideal pit stop to catch your breath outside of Sonoma County’s urban centers. Once filled with apple and plum orchards, the town is steeped in agricultural history, reflected in rich farm to table cuisine and emphasis on local produce. The quaint downtown district is a hub for all things spellbinding, speaking to Northern California’s affinity for the healing arts. If you’re planning a wine tour in the area, there’s no shortage of renowned vineyards and specialty breweries to balance your palette. For a convenient day out, make your way over to The Barlow, a diverse outdoor market that aims to bring Sebastopol’s past and present to a single, easy to navigate complex just off Highway 12 as you enter into town. The perfect day trip from Santa Rosa, Petaluma, or even San Francisco, Sebastopol does its best to introduce you to wine country on an intimate level. Trade crowds for charm within the span of a few blocks, and don’t miss the eccentric flair in between. Sebastopol is built on its resident businesses, so shop small and support local storefronts!