Plan Your Perfect Fall Day at University District
Looking for a little falltime fun near University District? You’ve come to the right place. A convenient location with thrilling destinations close by, this family-friendly community keeps you connected to every kind of outing this holiday season.
Cooler temps mean cooler spots to visit—like ridge-top trails and breathtaking wilderness at Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma. Or check out Taylor Mountain Regional Park, featuring a seven-mile trail system, 18-hole disc golf course and countless creeks, all overlooking panoramic city views. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is yet another option for the outdoorsy type. Soak in stunning views of Sonoma Valley from the slopes, where a colorful palette of vineyards unfolds. With an overflowing handful of backdrops to choose from, diving right into the great outdoors comes naturally around here.
Nothing says wine-tertime like some flavorful sips from local vineyards. Just a ten-minute drive from University District you’ll find Matanzas Creek Winery—a sustainably-farmed estate vineyard famous for their exquisite wines and spectacular lavender fields. Taste and experience a glass of history at Chateau St. Jean, serving up iconic wines since 1973. This 250-acre estate offers tours and tastings year-round, though the foliage is arguably most striking in the fall! Benziger Family Winery is yet another can’t-miss destination, with guided tours through charming vineyards and wine caves. Can’t choose just one? Let us suggest the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, where you can savor the sights and sips of the area at several wineries along the ride.
A new season calls for a new point of view—and Sonoma Ballooning offers just that. Rise to new heights and revel in wine county from above with your favorite people in tow. Seeking something a little closer to ground? Stop by the Charles M. Schulz Museum for a peek at the largest collection of original Peanuts artwork in the world. Or catch a show at Green Music Center and be inspired by local artistry. Because when you live at University District, you’ve got options on options for how to spend your fall festivities.