This Enchanting And Historic Town In Northern California Is The Perfect Day Trip Destination

We bet you haven’t heard much about this tiny Sonoma county town. Located between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay, this quaint and welcoming town makes for the perfect day trip. Occidental is less than five square miles and surrounded by lush forests, wineries, and small farms. It makes for the perfect day trip adventure no matter the time of year.

Occidental is one of those places you visit and immediately wonder, “should I move here?” It is such a charming town! Plus, there is a lot to do. There are three wineries within the downtown area– a perfect number of places to do an afternoon of wine tasting.

If you want to venture out of town, more than a dozen wineries are within a 20-minute drive. To get a little nature into your shopping, wine tasting trip, drive 10 minutes west to see the old-growth redwoods at LandPaths Grove of Old Trees. And 20 minutes from Occidental is Bodega Bay. This place is really perfectly situated!

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Address: Occidental, CA, USA