Healdsburg Walking Tour Part Deux
Recently, I walked a route in Healdsburg along the western side of Healdsburg Avenue and immortalized it in my Blog. This is Part Deux- and I easily walked it- (and remember that Vacation Distances, like Vacation Dollars, are completely fun and easy to blow through!) to show how we have so many lodgings, wineries, TR’s and all that Healdsburg has to offer right outside your lodging door- no car necessary- hoof or bike it! Purchased wines can be delivered to your local lodging by our wineries. Here we go!
I started out on Grove Street- and thought that, perhaps, the Best Western Dry Creek Inn and Wine Country TraveLodge were a wee bit further north than walkable, but that is purely up to you- definitely do-able for some….have seen it often- can ID guests as they walk with a purpose toward town and carry Wine Road Maps!
I am reminded that the Healdsburg Farmers Market is in full-swing now, Tuesdays and Saturdays, May-November:
Free Tuesday Night Plaza Concerts- best kept locals’ secret- until NOW!
First stop is the Honor Mansion:
Neighbor is Seghesio Family Vineyards, along the nice, broad, walking path:
Healdsburg town does provide some signs to help you find wineries and shops:
Just around the corner, is Calderwood Inn.
Continuing on West Grant up to Johnson Street, here is the Grape Leaf Inn, always dear to me, as I moved to Healdsburg in 1982 to be the innkeeper there:
Just around the corner is the Sonoma County Library/Wine Library, certainly worth a visit- sounds so cool- wines AND books:
Here I am, now, on the corner of Piper and Center- so I will now head south.
First up is Ravenous Cafe:
Right around the corner is The Raven Theatre, venue of live shows, concerts and some pretty awesome famous celebrities:
Couple doors down is Portalupi Wine:
Block and 1/2 to the west and then slightly north is the DuChamp Hotel:
Heading down North Street on the northern side, here is Moore Lane, take a sharp right (north) and head to Malm Cellars:
Next is Optima Winery:
Right next door to Wine Road HQ:
Now back up to North Street’s conveniently located Camellia Inn:
My route is strolling back on North Street towards town, to Center Street to Zin Restaurant:
Doing a circuitous route, I head to Healdsburg Avenue to Baci:
There are probably 10 million gazillion art galleries in Hburg- this one has cool dogs which reminded me of my beloved Aussie/Chow, Reba:
Turning sharp left off of Healdsburg Avenue onto Plaza Street, up next is Bistro Ralph:
Next up, SCOPA:
Next back down Plaza Street, sharp left on Center- Boisset, Taste of Terroir:
Next is Vintage Wine Estates:
Just jaywalked over to the Healdsburg Plaza:
Headed over to the eastern corner of Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street to thumbprint cellars:
Right next door, Bovolo:
Next up is Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza:
Walking east on Matheson Street, I cross Center Street- on my left, north, is Topel Winery Tasting Room:
Right across the street, on the corner of Center and Matheson, southern side, is The Oakville Grocery:
Continuing east, Williamson Wines:
Back to Center Street, hard left (south)- first up is Roadhouse Winery:
Continuing south on Center Street, here is Barndiva:
Next up is Hauck Cellars:
Continuing slightly south, Selby Winery TR:
And just a wee bit further south is Spoke Folk:
Now I was taking the walk over to Fitch/Hudson Streets- Longboard-up first- and soon I hooked up with a real family from San Francisco/Boston/Vermont- they were staying at the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza and their presence on my walkabout illustrates that this walk is perfectly do-able:
The Real Family that I stole:
So- they went off on their own, as young people are wont to do, and I headed back on Hudson Street- which becomes Fitch Street- had to take a wee bit of a diversion to check out the old Healdsburg Southern Pacific Railroad Station:
Zipping along Fitch Street, quick turn up Haydon Street, to the Haydon Street Inn:
Zipping north to Matheson Street- catch the Healdsburg Museum:
Continuing east on Matheson Street, here is the George Alexander House:
Continuing east on Matheson Street, it becomes South Fitch Mountain Road, guarded by Fitch Mountain, almost 1000 feet, making it a Mountain, not a Hill- here is Tayman Park Golf Course:
Here’s looking at you, kids.