THE BEST WAY TO HEALDSBURG, CALIF.
, nonstop service to
, about eight miles from Healdsburg, is available on
operated by Horizon Air, as is connecting service. American and
connect through Las Vegas to Alaska, also operated by Horizon. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $222.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St.; (800) 889-7188,
. Right on the plaza, with a very cool raised glass walkway, this classy hotel is modern and comfortable. There's a pool, a fabulous spa, and most rooms have little balconies. The Dry Creek Kitchen is downstairs. Doubles begin at $295 and include a substantial breakfast.
Duchamp Hotel, 421 Foss St.; (800) 431-9341,
. The Duchamp was named for French American Dadaist
. Note the replica of a Duchamp sculpture in the parking lot; it's the thing that looks like a gigantic cupcake holder. There are just six minimalist cottage suites, three of them facing the pool, with private patios and enormous glass doors. The suites begin at $350 and include continental breakfast.
Healdsburg Modern Cottages, 425 Foss St.; (866) 964-0110,
. Each of the four minimalist cottages is named after a 20th century modern furniture designer (Eileen Gray, Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson) and is furnished largely from
. The Ray has small kitchen. The cottages sit around a pool and are designed for privacy; there's no hotel staff on property. Rates begin at $250.
WHERE TO EAT
Scopa, 109A Plaza St.; (707) 433-5282,
. Appetizers average $9. Dinners $16.
Barndiva, 231 Center St.; (707) 431-0100,
. Brunch averages $14. Dinners $25.
Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Ave.; (707) 431-0330,
. Lunch entrees run $26. Dinner entrees average $35. Chef's tasting menu $74 a person, $119 a person with wine pairing.
Healdsburg Bar & Grill, 245 Healdsburg Ave.; (707) 433-3333,
. Entrees hover around $10.
Cyrus, 29 North St.; (707) 433-3311,
. Eight-course menu $130 a person. Five-course menu $102 a person.
Downtown Bakery & Creamery, 308 Center St.; (707) 431-2719,
Oakville Grocery, 124 Matheson St.; (707) 433-3200,
Jimtown Store, 6706 State Highway 128; (707) 433-1212,
Flying Goat Coffee, 324 Center St.; (707) 433-9081,
Healdsburg Farmers Market, one block west of the plaza on Foss Creek; (707) 431-1956,
.org. Saturday mornings May through November. Also at North and Vine streets, 4 p.m. Tuesdays June through October.