Bodega Bay Chowder Day Jan. 28, 2017

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Few attractions draw more visitors to the scenic coastline of Sonoma County and Bodega Bay than a hankering for Clam Chowder.  Family members cannot stop raving about their visit to Chowder Day 2015 where they tried umpteen kinds of chowder from the many eateries throughout the area. Continue reading

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Peanuts Movie Sparks Travel Interest to Sonoma County

Rent from Sixt when visiting The Charles M. Schulz Airport #PeanutsMovie
Peanuts Movie Sparks Interest in Santa Rosa and Charles M. Schulz Airport #PeanutsMovie

The people at Sixt rent a car of Santa Rosa say The Peanuts Movie is bringing more attention to Sonoma County.  The creator of Peanuts lived in Sonoma County for 57 years, and was so beloved by the community that after his death they named the Sonoma County Airport (STS) after him. Continue reading

Celebrate the Bounty of Sonoma County at the 2015 Harvest Fair, Oct. 2-4

Harvest Fair - Sonoma County, California - Pro Foods Competition
Judging for the Pro Foods Competition at the 2015 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Award-winning wines, culinary delights, cooking demonstrations and a good old fashioned grape stomp

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – September 8, 2015 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair is preparing to celebrate its 41st anniversary, October 2, 3 and 4. Now in its fourth decade, the Harvest Fair has draws Bay Area locals and visitors from across the globe to the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. If you’re traveling from outside the area, fly into STS – the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport and rent a car from Sixt rental cars. Continue reading

Snowbirds Headline 2015 Wings over the Wine Country Air Show

Wings over the Wine Country - Sonoma County Air Show September 26-27, 2015
Canadian Snowbirds will soar over Sonoma County September 26-27, 2015

The Canadian Snowbirds will star in the 2015 Wings over the Wine Country Air Show, organized by the Pacific Coast Air Museum September 26-27 at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport STS in Santa Rosa, California. Make sure to rent a car from Sixt for this exciting event.

The 2015 air show will also feature ‘Wings of Blue,’ the U.S. Air Force Sky Diving Team, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, an F-86 and MiG-15 Chase Demo, as well as top name aerobatic performers, warbird fly-bys, static aircraft displays, President’s Club Seating, a performer’s reception, climb-aboard aircrafts, great food and fun for the whole family.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team is a Canadian nine ship precision formation team composed of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces. Learn more at the Wings Over the Wine Country Website, http://wingsoverwinecountry.org/.

Visit Jack London State Park in 2016, the 100th anniversary of his death

winery in The Valley of the Moon - Sonoma County near Glen Ellen Jack London Historic State Park
Jack London’s estate includes a vineyard still in production today.
The Valley of the Moon is a magical place situated in the foothills of Sonoma County filled with history, charming villages, rustic wineries and breathtaking scenery.  It is where famed author Jack London spent the final years of his life, and 2016 will be a hundred years since his death.

Jack London State Historic Park is located in the famed “Valley of the Moon,” also known as Sonoma Valley, where the author of “White Fang,” “Call of the Wild,” and “The Sea Wolf’ called home.  The park is just 35 minutes from The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and Sixt rent a car of Santa Rosa. Continue reading

Gravenstein Apple Fair Celebrates Heirloom Farming in Sebastopol, California

Gravenstein Apple Fair - Sebastopol, California

These days everyone gets so obsessed with apples of the computer kind, but in Sebastopol, California they remember what real apple farming was all about, before the glut of grapes in Sonoma County. Take a bite out of a real Grav on August 8th and 9th, 2015 by coming to Sonoma County for the 42nd Gravenstein Apple Fair under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol.

If you’re traveling from outside the area, the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and Sixt rent a car are conveniently located just 18 minutes from the Apple Fair, so join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun. Continue reading

‘Hey USA, Show Us Your German Side’ Says Sixt Rental Cars Contest

As a franchise for Sixt rental cars, we are continually amused by what comes out of the mother ship. And this latest is nothing at which to say Gesundheit: the “#GutenTagAmericaContest.”

Yes, on June 2nd, Sixt announced the launch of its latest advertising campaign and social media contest, “#GutenTagAmericaContest.” The campaign is inspired by the company’s recently-launched brand video, which introduces the German brand to the US market with a lederhosen-clad polka band playing the American national anthem. To participate in the contest, consumers are encouraged to show their own “German side” by posting their German-inspired content for a chance to win a luxury vehicle rental for a week. SEE MORE

Belly Up to Tribal Fest Belly Dancing Festival, May 15

Belly Dancing Festival at Tribal Fest in Sebastopol, California - May 15, 2015
Tribal Fest Belly Dancing Festival, May 15 in Sebastopol, California

Bring your belly and your sense of adventure to the 15th annual Tribal Fest, a belly dancing festival May 15 – 17 in Sebastopol, California. Finally an event where having a belly is de rigueur!

But be warned: nudity is not encouraged but occasionally happens. So Tribal Fest may not be appropriate for children. Tribal Fest is the first ever Tribal Belly Dance Festival in the world and boasts performers from 26 different countries around the world. It’s been called the Mecca of Tribal Belly Dance and since its inception in the year 2000, has always taken place at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Continue reading