About the Area

SSU Preserve, Sonoma County

Explore the Area

Located in California's premier wine country, one hour north of San Francisco and 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma State University is a small campus surrounded by big opportunities. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU’s prime location offers adventure, exploration and thrills.

Things to do in the Area

(Distance by car from Sonoma State University)


Rohnert Park

Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena (11 minutes) 

Q-ZAR Laser Tag (9 minutes)

Scandia Family Fun Center (11 minutes)

Reading Cinemas (11 minutes)

Graton Resort & Casino (13 minutes)

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Playland Paintball, Laser Tag & Airsoft (18 minutes)

Safari West (29 minutes)

Finley Aquatic Center (21 minutes)

Other Nearby Destinations

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (47 minutes)

Sonoma TrainTown Railroad (29 minutes) 

Chabot Space & Science Center (1 hr 16 min) 

San Francisco (1 hr 10 min) 


Arts & Culture 

Rohnert Park

Spreckels Performing Arts Center (5 minutes)

Sally Tomatoes Event Center (7 minutes)

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Military Antiques & Museum (18 minutes)

Charles M. Schulz Museum (20 minutes)

Pacific Coast Air Museum (25 minutes)

Museums of Sonoma County (16 minutes)

Luther Burbank Center for The Arts (22 minutes)



Local Food

Rohnert Park

Amy's Drive Thru - Organic and Vegetarian Fast Food (11 minutes)

Sift Dessert Bar (10 minutes)

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Lagunitas Brewing Company (12 minutes)

Russian River Brewing Company (17 minutes)

Other Nearby Destinations

Screamin' Mimi's Ice Cream (23 minutes)

HopMonk Tavern (22 minutes)

Patrick's of Bodega Bay (37 minutes)

Sol Food (37 minutes) 


Outdoor Activities

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Crane Creek Regional Park (9 minutes)

Taylor Mountain Regional Park (14 minutes)

Spring Lake (21 minutes)

Howarth Park (21 minutes)

Annadel State Park (28 minutes)

Sonoma County

Jack London State Historic Park (27 minutes)glen ellen

Sugarloaf State Park (36 minutes)

Lake Sonoma (46 minutes)

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (45 minutes)

Russian River (1 hour)

Johnson's Beach (41 minutes)


Bodega Bay (38 minutes)

Doran Beach (40 minutes) 

Stinson Beach (1 hr 10 min)

Salt Point State Park (1 hr 32 min)


Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Petaluma Thrift & Consignment Stores (20 minutes)

Petaluma Premium Outlets (16 minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa (17 minutes)

Coddingtown Mall (18 minutes)

Santa Rosa Plaza (16 minutes) 

Other Nearby Destinations 

Sonoma Plaza (33 minutes)

Healdsburg Downtown Plaza (30 minutes)

Sightseeing & Tours

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park (15 minutes)

Petaluma Creamery (21 minutes)


Various Wine Tours & Tastings 

Napa Hot Air Balloon Rides (54 minutes)

Petrified Forest (35 minutes)

Old Faithful Geyser (43 minutes)

Sonoma Canopy Tours (41 minutes)

Calistoga Mud Baths


Fort Ross State Historic Park (1 hr 10 min)

Bodega Bay Whale Watching (45 minutes)

Sea Lions at Jenner (56 minutes)  

Sonoma Canopy Tours (41 minutes) 



Special Events & Fairs

Sonoma County

Country Summer Music Festival (14 minutes)

Sonoma County Fairgrounds (14 minutes)

Sebastopol Flea Market (18 minutes)


BottleRock Music Festival (48 minutes)

San Francisco

Outside Lands Music Festival (55 minutes) 

Sports & Recreation

Rohnert Park

Double Decker Lanes (12 minutes) 

Cal Skate Roller Blading (9 minutes)

Foxtail Golf Course (12 minutes)

Other Nearby Destinations

Snoopy's Home Ice (18 minutes)

Sonoma Raceway (36 minutes) 

Golden Gate Fields - Horse Racing (51 minutes) 


Rohnert Park

Darling Farms (7 minutes) 

Rohnert Park Animal Shelter (12 minutes) 

Petaluma | Santa Rosa

Petaluma Bounty (20 minutes) 

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue (14 minutes) 

Redwood Empire Food Bank (23 minutes) 

Canine Companions (18 minutes)  

Forgotten Felines (21 minutes)