Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach


You can swim at this in-town beach between July and early September – lifeguards are on duty summer weekends. The fastidious can confirm current water quality online (www.sonoma-county.org/health/services/freshwater.asp).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Healdsburg attractions

1. Healdsburg Museum


Rotating exhibits include compelling installations on northern Sonoma County history, with an emphasis on Healdsburg. Pick up the walking-tour pamphlet.

3. Saturday Market

0.91 MILES

Healdsburg's downtown farmers market comes to life every weekend in the summer, bringing in farmers from across the county, plenty of vendors and small…

5. De La Montanya

1.81 MILES

This tiny winery, tucked amid vineyards, is known for 17 small-batch varieties made with estate-grown fruit. Viognier, Primitivo, Pinot and Cabernet are…

6. J Winery

2.19 MILES

J crafts crisp sparkling wines, among Sonoma's best, but it's pricey. Make an appointment and splurge on one of the seated food-and-wine-pairing…

7. Macrostie

3.44 MILES

For its creamy and crisp chardonnays and earthy pinots, along with top-notch service and an elegant tasting room, Macrostie is the talk of Wine Country…

8. Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate

4.54 MILES

This photogenic historic landmark has a busy tasting room inside a former hop kiln; we especially like the Flocchini Chardonnay. You can build your own…