The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the weekly Tuesday Concerts in the Plaza, and a plethora of fine dining establishments add to our reputation.
Other towns to make the list, published in the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle, included Monterey Bay gems Aptos and Carmel, coastal Half Moon Bay, wine country destination St. Helena, Sierra foothills charmers Nevada City and Placerville, and Marin County favorites Bolinas, Mill Valley and Sausalito.
SFGate readers added their own favorites on this round-up of 20 more must-see small towns. They loved the vibe all across Sonoma County. Bodega Bay, Glen Ellen, Guerneville andSebastopol all were named in readers' picks.
Let's turn it around: What are your favorite day trips within an hour or two from Healdsburg?