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Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Spring paints Healdsburg, California in vibrant hues of blue skies, green hills and vineyards, making it the perfect time for a family getaway. From exploring the charming plaza to outdoor adventures, this gem offers something for everyone. Here are 5 fun-filled activities and some insider tips to make your Healdsburg spring break unforgettable! Plus, save with this special Sip ‘n’ Safari offer at Hotel Trio! Go wild (literally!) with a Sonoma County safari adventure, breakfast for the whole crew, and fun perks for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out our other amazing hotels

  1. Pedal Through Vineyards (or Redwoods): Springtime sunshine beckons for a scenic bike ride. Rent family-friendly bikes and explore the surrounding country roads in the Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. Many wineries offer picnic areas, perfect for a pitstop amidst rolling vineyards.

Insider Tip: Pack a frisbee or ball for some post-lunch fun at the winery picnic area, and check with wineries beforehand if they allow picnics and if reservations are needed. If you’re feeling adventurous, get to the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, about 9 miles outside the city. Hike, horseback ride, and picnic amongst these towering and majestic redwoods that are native to this region. You’ll feel as small as the kids amongst the tallest trees on earth. 

  1. Splash Around at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach: Cool off on a warm spring day at this family-friendly beach along the Russian River. Kids can build sandcastles, splash in the shallows, or try their hand at kayaking or paddle boarding (rentals available nearby). The sandy shore is great to spread out a blanket, and their are lifeguards, picnic spots and public restrooms. Take in the views of nearby redwoods, mountains and of course the Healdsburg Memorial Bridge. 

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Insider Tip: Pack snacks and drinks, as options can be limited near the beach. Arrive early on weekends to secure a good spot, as parking fills up quickly.

  1. Explore the Healdsburg Farmers Market: Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Healdsburg Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning. From fresh produce and artisan cheeses to local crafts and live music, it’s a feast for the senses.

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Insider Tip: Let the kids help pick out their favorite fruits and vegetables, and grab some picnic fare for lunch in the Healdsburg Plaza, or down at the beach.

  1. Shop Local: Keep your little ones entertained while shopping in Healdsburg! Browse for unique toys at The Toy Chest, pick out adorable children’s clothing at Bon Ton Baby, and explore educational nature finds at Lucky Heron. Mr. Moon’s offers a delightful mix of games, puzzles, and treats, keeping everyone happy.

Insider Tip: Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the small whimsical Fairy Doors that are hidden throughout shops, like the one at Bon Ton Baby! (Remember this for later!)

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

  1. Unwind or Adventure at the Healdsburg Plaza: This vibrant heart of Healdsburg offers something for everyone. Kids can run around the grassy plaza or you can turn your exploration into a fun game with a scavenger hunt. Create a list of landmarks, historical sites, or unique storefront features for the family to find. Adults can relax on a bench, people-watch, or grab a coffee, snacks or glass of wine. Be sure to stop by the Healdsburg Museum to check out rich exhibits about the towns history and artifacts! 

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Insider Tip: Plan your visit for Tuesday evenings during the summer to experience “Concerts in the Plaza,” a free community event featuring live music and a lively atmosphere of locals and visitors. Get there early as the plaza (and parking) fills up! 

Bonus Tip: Healdsburg is a dog-friendly town, so bring your furry friend along and explore the many pet-welcoming shops and restaurants.

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Double Bonus: There are many activities that come with a guide if you want to leave the planning to a professional, from biking and kayaking tours, to walking and hiking tours, to food and wine tours. Let them know what you are looking for and customize your itinerary. 

With its abundance of outdoor activities, charming downtown, and family-friendly atmosphere, Healdsburg promises a memorable spring break for families of all ages. When the weather is nice, spend some time at your hotel pool before you head out and explore. So pack your bags, lace up your walking shoes (or put on your flip flops), and get ready to create lasting memories in our delightful town!

Spring Fun for the Whole Family

Scavenger Hunt Sample Recommendations: 

Include a mix of easy and challenging items on the list, and offer a small prize for the winner (or do it as a family team!). This activity encourages observation and keeps kids engaged while exploring the town. 

  • Find a statue of a bear. (Hint: Healdsburg Plaza)
  • Take a picture with the “Healdsburg” sign. (Hint: Healdsburg Plaza)
  • Spot a storefront painted in a vibrant color. (Throughout downtown)
  • Find a bakery and smell a delicious treat. (Multiple locations downtown)
  • Find all the small whimsical Fairy Doors. (Hint: hidden amongst the Plaza, check out Bon Ton Baby)
  • Find the oldest building in Healdsburg. (Hint: Healdsburg Museum)
  • Spot a dog wearing a bandana. (Ask permission before petting!)
  • Dance to some live music
  • Find a store selling locally-made crafts. (Multiple locations downtown)
  • Find a historical marker and learn something new about Healdsburg. (Multiple locations downtown)
  • Spot a bird building a nest in a tree. (Observe from afar)
  • Find a hidden mural behind a building. (Hint: Look around the plaza)