Russian River

A beautiful community that is made up of a number of smaller neighborhoods.

Welcome to Russian River

Lush and beautiful, with lots to offer tourists and locals.
Nestled in the hills of California, Russian River is a beautiful community that is made up of a number of smaller neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor and charm. Permeating the entire area, however, is a deep-seated sense of community and a love of the land that is unique to the Russian River. Visitors and locals will discover quaint shops and rolling wineries, along with upscale restaurants and live music venues. Those who live in Russian River embrace the leisurely lifestyle that the area offers, and answer the call of the great outdoors at every opportunity.

What to Love

  • Many beautiful wineries and bars
  • A variety of festivals and parades throughout the year
  • Easy access to the water for canoeing and tube floating

Local Lifestyle

Scenic and peaceful, Russian River is that unique combination of tourist town and lifestyle destination. Those who love the great outdoors will thrive in the Russian River area, with endless opportunities to explore nature through water-based excursions, along with parks and hiking trails. The area is known for excellent restaurants and wineries, with many wineries serving up local vintages in serene settings that beckon you to sit a while and relax.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

From tours and live music to festivals and upscale eateries, there is always something happening in Russian River. Discover the champagne cellars at the prestigious Korbel Winery, or take the time to explore with one of their guided tours. The Farmhouse Inn is a popular local destination, a rustic hotel that features a spa, an outdoor pool, and delicious dining opportunities. If you want to explore the river, head to Burke's Canoe Trips, which offers daily guided tours.
For a laid-back ambiance and delicious brew, check out Stumptown Brewery, a local mainstay, or visit The Farmhand for everything you need to build the perfect picnic - ideal for a day of fun in the sun! Rainbow Cattle Company is a popular bar that offers friendly service, handcrafted drinks, and an inviting ambiance.

Things to Do

Festivals and parades abound in the Russian River area, with the community offering a multitude of ways to connect with friends, family, and other residents. The annual 4th of July Celebration in Russian River is a highly-anticipated event, with live music and performers, as is the Pinot Noir Festival, which is hosted at the Russian River Vineyards. Discover the annual Jazz & Blues Festival at Johnson's Beach and get set for world-class entertainment.

Burke's Canoe Trips is an ideal way to spend an afternoon, especially for those who are new to the Russian River area, while Johnson's Beach is itself a hot tourist destination, a relaxing getaway for anyone looking to spend some time on the water. Bohemian Grove is a local legend, a serene stretch of forest and campgrounds owned by an exclusive men's club. This beautiful area is sure to charm nature enthusiasts of all ages, even those who aren't keen on spending a night under the stars.
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