Sebastopol, California is an officially declared Nuclear Free Zone. Situated in the hills north of San Francisco, the city has apple orchards, wineries, and an eclectic downtown with some great off-beat shopping. Arts-focused and independent, Sebastopol struggles with the same issues other California cities cope with, yet they try to always veer toward slow growth, green policies, and care for the quality of their citizens as top priorities.
The annual Apple Festival is one of the biggest events in the region, but you can enjoy passing through any time of year. Part of an incredible area of northern California north of San Francisco, neighboring cities such as Santa Rosa provide a larger selection of hotels and the Charles Schulz Museum with the greatest collection of the prolific cartoonists works.
Sonoma Wine Country also awaits, providing an amazing selection of world class wines to sample and purchase. Then there's our very favorite Safari West in Santa Rosa. You can even sleep there in African tent. It is amazing!