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'This Small Town Is the Jewel of California Wine Country, With Some of the Best Restaurants and Resorts in the World' in Travel + Leisure

Healdsburg could fairly be described as the jewel of California Wine Country. It’s a special highlight of Sonoma County, which was one of T+L’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021. “It’s a charming little town where you can eat incredible pastries on a park bench under redwoods in the morning, taste wine and spirits at the source, grab an organic burger or wood-fired pizza for lunch on a patio, detox with a shrub or tea tasting in the afternoon, and dine on three-Michelin–star cuisine at night before walking back to your hotel — all without getting in a car,” says Sonoma County denizen of 20 years and Healdsburg expert Lisa Mattson, author of “The Exes In My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol” and food and wine contributor for Wine Country Table.