Your Guide to Our Region


Welcome to Santa Rosa!

We are delighted to welcome you. URJ Camp Newman is located in California’s renown wine country and within a short drive from a number of world-class wineries, spas, restaurants and towns. To enhance your visit to our enchanting region, we have put together the following list of recommendations of places to dine, shop and explore.

Where to Dine

Near Santa Rosa

Willey’s Wine Bar – Small plate selections – YUM!

Ale Works – In an area known for wine, this Ale House is for beer lovers. A favorite with camp staff because of the TV’s, the great burgers and garlic fries.

The BBQ Spot – Killer BBQ for eat in or take out.

Near Calistoga

Gott’s Roadside Diner – A camp favorite for great flavor in a park-like setting outdoors.

Buster’s Southern BBQ – As they say, “it’s not just eating – it’s an experience.”

Calistoga Inn – Garden Restaurant in the heart of Calistoga.

Checkers – Everything on the menu is great, located in the heart of Calistoga.

Dry Creek General Store – Great ambiance at this Deli.

Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America – Enjoy the meal that the students create in this incredible castle!

Where to Stay

Vacation Home Rentals

A popular choice when hotels are booked or when you want a more homey experience, the following are popular sites that allow you to find homes you can stay in near our camp.





Indian Springs Resort and Spa – Luxury Resort in Calistoga (12 min from camp)

Fairmont Luxury Resort and Spa – Pure luxury and access to the Sonoma National Golf Club

Hotel Healdsburg – Luxury Hotel and Spa on the square in the charming town of Healdsburg

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Inn – Luxury Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa


Hilton Santa Rosa – in Santa Rosa

Fountaingrove Hotel – in Santa Rosa

Flamingo Resort – in Santa Rosa

On a Budget

Best Western Garden Inn – Budget Hotel in Downtown Santa Rosa

Hotel La Rose – One of the Historic Hotels of America, this budget priced hotel in on Railroad square in Santa Rosa

Bed & Breakfasts

Belle de Jour Inn – Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

Camillia Inn – Bed and Breakfast at the Healdsburg Plaza

Grape Leaf Inn – Award Winning Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

Madrona Manor – Top Rated Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

Our Favorite Wineries

Take a Wine Tour

BR Cohen Winery – Known for Olive Oils and Vinegars as well as Wine, owner Bruce Cohen was the manager for the Doobie Brothers for 30 years — see if he will tell stories

Ferrari Carano – Magnificent gardens and artwork make this winery a showcase for the Dry Creek Valley; for a special treat arrange to go to the “reserve tasting room”

J Vineyards and Winery – Known for their Sparkling Wine, ask to see the “bubble room”

Sbragia – A little secluded but rated as an “up and coming” winery.

Tour the Wine Cave at Clos Pagase – Amazing and Unique

Places to Discover

Very Close to Camp

African Safari with Buffet Lunch – Take a wonderful African Safari after lunching among the animals (it is right across the road from camp)

Petrified Forest – A great 1 hour adventure

Near Santa Rosa

Chardonnay Golf Course – Golf among the vineyards, lakes and meadows

Windsor Public Golf Course – Enjoy golf in the heart of the wine country

Healdsburg – Stroll among the unique shops and restaurants of the town square

The Charles M. Schultz Museum – A.K.A. the “Snoopy Museum,” enjoy Schultz’s marvelous creations.

Snoopy’s Home Ice – Follow up your visit to the “Snoopy Museum” by ice skating right next door!

Pacific Coast Air Museum – For those who love learning about aircrafts

Akoia Day Spa – If relaxation is what you want, consider spending time at the spa

A Simple Touch Spa – Relax your day away!

Near Calistoga

Old Faithful Geyser – As its name implies, you can count on it!

Napa Premium Outlets – Shop ’til you drop!

Pioneer Park – A lovely spot for a picnic or for the kids to play

Ca’ Toga – Visit the Palladian-style estate of world-renowned artist Carlo Marchiori.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park – Visit the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880.

The Sharpsteen Museum – Learn the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I.

Don't Want to Plan It Yourself?

Need a guide or a driver?

Contact the experts at California Wine Tours, the official transportation company of Camp. Their knowledgeable staff can help you plan an itinerary that works for you.