Once the working heart of Sonoma County’s wine industry, Healdsburg has since evolved into an upscale Wine Country destination. With a Spanish-style plaza that defines the town’s center with events and festivities year-round, Healdsburg was voted first place in Fodors ‘Top 10 Best Small Towns in America’ contest in 2013. Today it is a quaint yet sophisticated town nestled up against the banks of the Russian River surrounded by three well-known wine regions—Dry Creek, Anderson Valley and Russian River Valley. Be sure to visit Francis Ford Coppola’s wine chateau, featuring a museum with his movie memorabilia collection on display. Choose from a bevy of eateries lining the square that source fresh ingredients from boutique Sonoma County farms and beyond. Shop at Oakville Grocery, an offshoot of the beloved original Napa Valley store, for home grown goodies and gourmet delights. With over two dozen art galleries, Healdsburg is an art lover’s paradise as well. A haven for the outdoorsman, Healdsburg offers miles of scenic trails providing gentle hikes and bicycling, along with canoeing, kayaking, swimming or relaxing on the Russian River in the summer months.