6 Interesting Santa Rosa Facts You Never Knew
Every city has there interesting tidbits that make them especially unique. What makes Santa Rosa particularly interesting is the prime real estate location next to the ocean along with the friendly local population.
Below are 6 interesting facts about Santa Rosa you didn’t know about:
FACT #1: Everyone Does A Little “Snoopin’ Around”
Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts newspaper comics creator, enjoyed his later years in Santa Rosa. Consequently, the city pays homage to his legacy having constructed a museum in his namesake along with various statues of his famous characters throughout the entire city. Adoration extends as high as the skies about with the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County airport.
FACT #2: A Glass of Fine Bubbly Is A Hop, Skip, and Jump Around The Corner
Santa Rosa is officially “unofficially” California’s Wine Country, and for good reason. With over 300 wineries to choose from such as Harvest Moon, Matanzas Creek, Deloach Ridge and Paradise Ridge, you can enjoy a romantic evening with loved along with a bottle of fresh-pressed wine.
FACT #3: Fresh Food is Literally EVERYWHERE!
There are a number of local family farms along Sonoma County Farm Trails. It’s a farmer’s market lover’s ultimate dream. EVERYTHING comes straight from the farmers and into your belly. You have your choice of produce, meats, and natural cheeses that are to die for sold all over the city.
When you have West End Farmer’s Market and Wednesday Night Market located in the heart of the city (downtown), you and your family can enjoy as much locally fresh grown food as your heart desires. None of the supermarket junk that sits on shelves for “God knows how long”. This is the real deal.
FACT #4: The Giants Are The REAL MVP’S!
Love ’em or hate ’em the Giants are 7x World Champions with their most recent conquest having taken place in 2012 against the Tigers in a total sweep. Not a Giants fan? Don’t worry. We won’t hold a grudge against you if you don’t because you will be soon enough (smiles).
FACT #5: Hollywood Films Are Shot In Santa Rosa Frequently
Have you ever seen that movie called “Bandits” starring Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton? If not, do yourself a favor and check it out. Afterwards, stop by the Flamingo Motel where it was shot and ‘re-enact’ your favorite scenes.
Other movies of notable mention include “Scream”, “Cheaper By The Dozen”, another Bruce Willis film – “Die Hard 2”, “Cujo”, among many others. Stick around long enough and you just may be invited to be a paid film extra in a current film (smiles)
FACT #6: Nominated One Of The Nation’s BEST Cities For Pet Travel
Got a dog in need of tender lovin’ care whom you’d like to bring along? Santa Rosa has 5 various dog parks and drinking stations throughout the entire city to keep your furry companion happily occupied.