Right. You’ve done Sonoma Gay Wine Weekend and then spent the week resting, relaxing and touring Healdsburg and the Alexander Valley. It’s the weekend again and you’re ready to party, what’s next?!
Many LGBTQIs from all over will head to Guerneville at the Russian River for fun in the sun and to escape the San Francisco fog. It was once the hub of the redwood timber mills and the largest of the lower Russian River resort communities. A brief head’s up though, Guerneville has an undercurrent that can feel a bit gritty at times, however, this has always been a town known for its social and cultural diversity and is fiercely determined to keep that reputation. Its been a summer recreational escape for Northern Californian Gays for decades with Sonoma County Pride and Women’s Weekend in May, Lazy Bear weekend and Russian River Pride in August, plus other shenanigans on weekends in between. In recent years it has also managed to become something of a ’Foodie’ destination. Which stands to reason when you factor in that the Russian River, as an appellation, has some of the finest wines in California and arguably, the world.