Guerneville is a tiny little town off the Northern California coast. It’s one of my favorite tiny towns in Sonoma County, and is vastly underrated. Whenever I am craving a relaxed, chill day, I’ll head down the highway to this adorable little river town and catch my share of good food, coffee, redwood trees and fresh air. This is how I spend a perfect day in Guerneville, California.
How To Spend a Perfect Day In Guerneville
First stop: coffee. I love this little coffee shop called the Coffee Bazaar – I’ve been there so many times over the years. There is a bookstore attached, which means that if you have time and are in need of a book, this is the perfect place to browse with a cuppa. I really enjoy the world map showing all of the coffee regions – I use it to point out all of the places I want to go. #wanderlustlife
I had a soy latte and I left with a serious case of wanderlust – these are some of my favorite things.
Into the Wild
Next, we headed to Armstrong Woods – a forest full of the tallest redwood trees you’ve ever seen. Entry is free, and there is a great one mile looped trail that will take you through the forest.
After a nice long walk in the woods, we headed back down the street into town again for lunch at my favorite little market in Guerneville, Big Bottom Market.
It looks like they also serve Oprah’s favorite biscuit?! I opted for the smashed chickpea, avocado and arugula sandwich. It usually comes with feta and garlic aoli, but I asked for it vegan style. Michael ordered the grilled cheese sandwich. After lunch, we took a walk to the end of the block to the Guerneville Bank Club – the perfect, cutest spot for an ice cream cone.
I opted for the Vegan Coconut Fudge in a sugar cone. Michael chose the waffle cone with a scoop of Madagascar Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge. After we were filled up with ice cream and had a little walk around of the Guerneville Bank Club, we jumped back in the car. We stopped at Safeway for a bottle of wine and some snacks. We picked up some Kettle chips and a bottle of Chardonnay, and took the Jeep out to the coast.The beach was perfect – just sun, fresh air, and a light breeze.
There are so many great places to check out in Guerneville, and all throughout Sonoma County. Stay tuned to see what else I have planned for the rest of my time at home!
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