Adventure in Every Direction
Adventurers, explorers and enthusiasts—University District is the place for you! Nestled in the cross-section of Rohnert Park that places you at the crossroads of exciting adventures in every direction, this community will always connect you to what thrills you around here.
Keep it close to home and put the family (and fun) into family-friendly fun at the Scandia Family Fun Center. Enjoy an afternoon under the sun as you challenge your nearest and dearest to a round at the mini-golf course, batting cages or go-karting among other great activities. Last one past the finish line does the dishes—or ditch the dishes entirely and grab dinner at the on-site pizza joint.
Road trips from Rohnert Park? You’ve got a flight of options to choose from. Take a trip down scenic Highway 12 for a taste of some of the most celebrated wineries in the Golden State. Please your palate at award-winning Deerfield Ranch Winery or steep yourself in history at Muscardini Cellars, some of the earliest wine merchants in California. Either way, you’ll make memories as you enjoy a leisurely adventure through wine country.
Jump on the 101 and pick your adventure for the day! Head south toward vibrant San Francisco and play tourist—work up an appetite by renting a bike and riding across the Golden Gate Bridge in a dedicated and fenced bike lane, grab some fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, watch the famed sea lions of Pier 39 frolic and take a ferry to Alcatraz Island while taking in the scenic views in every direction.
The 101 is also your gateway to Santa Rosa, the city where Wine Country meets beer city. So enjoy refreshing one-of-a-kind local brews at local favorites like the Russian River Brewing Company and Third Street Aleworks. Or breathe in moments of discovery in Santa Rosa’s artistic Downtown District, where local boutiques, antique stores, quaint art galleries, museums like the Schulz Museum and delicious eats crafted for the “epicurious” await in restored late-1800 buildings.
If your version of outdoor adventure includes a little adrenaline, continue on to the Russian River Valley, where plenty of water-centered or land-based recreation awaits.
Don’t miss out on the coastal wonders of Bodega Bay or Sonoma Coast State Park! Just over 30 minutes from Rohnert Park, these world-renowned locations offer plenty of memory-making activities. Indulge in a little tasting where wine meets waves—at the Sonoma Coast Vineyards. Immerse yourself in nature along the famed Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail or the Bodega Bay Trailhead for a beautiful oceanfront hike. Or take part in a Bodega Bay tradition by buying a kite from Candy & Kites, a family-owned enterprise for almost four decades, and heading down to Doran Beach for an afternoon of kite flying with the family!
Around here, you’re always connected. Especially with the Rohnert Park SMART train station located minutes away from your home, keeping you close to unique retail options and eateries in sought-after destinations like San Rafael. That’s why you can count on one thing for sure; a great day is your favorite, always-there-when-you-need-it neighbor in Rohnert Park.