What to Do
It depends on what interests you. Sebastopol is known for
• Its foodie orientation
• Its creative people and events
• Its emphasis on wellness and healing***
• Its proximity to nature
Do you want to Relax? Play? Create? Hear? See? Learn? Move? Get Involved? Celebrate?
Are you a bicyclist? A bride and groom? A family with kids? A romantic couple? On a Girls’ Getaway weekend?
We also have some delightful yearly festivals and events you may want to check out:
• Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
• Blue Grass Festival
• Apple Blossom Festival
• Ukelele Festival
• Guys Can Cook Too (Amateur Chef Competition)
• Art at the Source (Open Studio Tour)
• Enmanji Temple’s Teriyaki Barbeque
• Gravenstein Apple Fair
• Tour D’Organics bike ride
• Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival
• Art Trails (Open Studio Tour)
• Calabash: A Celebration of Gourds, Art and the Garden
• Lighting of the Christmas Tree
• Guitar Festival
• Red Carpet Wine Walk and Academy Awards Screening
Pick your pleasure. We love our town and are happy to share its unique qualities with you.
Where to stay
Consider Sebastopol your ideal spot for a weekend getaway, or home base for a longer stay with day trips to the coast and redwoods. Sebastopol boasts the locally owned Sebastopol Inn and a Fairfield Inn and Suites of the Marriott Chain.
In addition, you might want to check out these alternative lodgings
• Farm Stays: Spend the night at one of our many area farms.
• Air BNB in Sebastopol: Rooms offered in the homes of residents. Get to know the locals!
What to Eat
Sebastopol is a Foodie Paradise! Many of our restaurants pride themselves on their farm-to-table local sourcing of fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads and spirits. Whether you are looking for organic, raw, vegan or gluten-free, you will find it here. We have an eclectic mix of international cuisines, and a broad range of pricing: From quick pick-up eateries, salad bars and delicatessens, to family restaurants or candlelight dinners. We have it all!
As for drink, there are taverns and microbreweries, wine tasting rooms and a local distillery. Special ciders are made from our heritage Gravenstein apple. You can also sample specialty teas at local tea houses and get fair trade, organically grown coffee at several of our coffee houses. And for a bit of Europe in our own backyard, you can enjoy a classic high tea Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
For unique after-dinner treats, check out our ice cream stores with locally made flavors, a frozen yogurt bar, and molecular gastronomy frozen desserts.
Where to shop:
Sebastopol is filled with independent, locally owned, unique and creative businesses. Check out our Historic Downtown with its vintage buildings and eclectic charm. Or mosey in The Barlow, our make-sell development where you can meet the creators of the wares for sale. There are artisans, and galleries, antiques, jewelry, new clothes and gently used recycled clothes, shoe shops and kitchen wares, devotional art, and bicycle stores. We have independent bookstores, art supplies and music stores. And on Sundays we have the Farmer’s Market with food and hand-crafted items from herbs to yarns to baskets and drums.