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48 Hours in Healdsburg: A Wine Lover’s Escape

Bacchus Collective

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway, spending 48 hours in Healdsburg promises an unforgettable experience, especially with a visit to Bacchus Landing, the ultimate destination for wine enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, Healdsburg beckons with its charming small-town vibes and culinary delights.

As your journey to wine country begins Friday afternoon, settle into Hotel Trio Healdsburg, ideally positioned near the heart of town. After unwinding in the comfort of your accommodations, make your way downtown and immerse yourself in Healdsburg’s culinary delights for dinner. Here, you’ll find Guiso’s Latin Fusion, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, and The Matheson—each offering a delectable glimpse into the town’s vibrant culinary scene. Got a sweet tooth after dinner? Take a stroll from your restaurant to Noble Folk for pies, ice cream cupcakes and more or Angela’s Organic Ice Cream for fun and unique ice cream flavors.

Start your second day in Healdsburg by grabbing one of the complimentary bicycles provided by Hotel Trio and take a ride down the Foss Creek Pathway to Healdsburg’s downtown. Upon arrival downtown grab a bite for breakfast, looking for a quick cup of coffee? Stop by Black Oak Coffee or Flying Goat Coffee Roastery Cafe. Want more of a sit down breakfast option? Check out Costeaux French Bakery, The Parish Cafe or try Little Saint for a plant based option. After enjoying breakfast, take a leisurely stroll through the Healdsburg Plaza, a charming park surrounded by boutique shops, art galleries, and wine-tasting rooms. Explore the quaint streets lined with historic buildings, soaking in the town’s relaxing ambiance and artistic flare. After exploring the Plaza make your way back to the hotel to freshen up for an afternoon full of wine and fun. 

Saturday afternoon is the perfect time to visit Bacchus Landing. Bacchus Landing has become a haven for local and visiting wine connoisseurs as it is home to seven boutique wineries within its five tasting rooms. Transportation to Bacchus is as easy as hopping aboard the Hotel Trio’s shuttle, which runs to Bacchus Landing every hour, ensuring easy access to and from this wine lover’s paradise. Indulge in wine tastings by immersing yourself in the rich flavors of these locally handcrafted wines and engaging in lively conversations with passionate vintners. From elegant Pinot Noirs to velvety Zinfandels, Bacchus Landing offers various varietals to delight your palate.

If you are looking for a bite to eat for lunch, try one of the wood-fired pizzas to pair with your favorite wine and play a game of Bocce Ball before taking the shuttle back to the hotel to prepare for dinner.

For dinner, go to one of the restaurants that you might have missed on night one, or if you want something more lowkey head south of the Plaza to Lo and Behold, where you can get some good food and amazing cocktails. Looking for some nightlife after dinner? Just a short walk from Lo and Behold are the Elephant in the Room & Coyote Sonoma. Both have a vibrant nighttime atmosphere and often host live music for visitors to enjoy. 

Before checkout Sunday morning make your way across the street from Hotel Trio to Plank Coffee. Enjoy amazing coffee, pastries and breakfast items—the avocado toast is a must have! While enjoying your breakfast relive the amazing moments of your Wine Country weekend getaway.

With its blend of fine wines, culinary delights, and small-town charm, Healdsburg offers the perfect retreat for wine enthusiasts and adventurers. Whether you’re exploring the tasting rooms of Bacchus Landing or strolling through downtown Healdsburg, each moment promises to be a delightful discovery. So why wait? Plan your 48 hours in Healdsburg today and immerse yourself in the beauty of wine country.