Armstrong Redwoods Grow Tall, Old and Strong

Redwoods Trees at Armonstrong Woods in Northern California
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve

Not 30 minutes by car from the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and Sixt rental cars of Santa Rosa is a preserve of the tallest living things on Earth, Sequoia sempervirens, or Coastal Redwoods.  Drive west about 16 miles along River Road and the Russian River, turn north at Guerneville, California, and tucked into the coastal mountains is a canyon where old growth redwood trees exist much as they have for millennia, a place called Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

According to California Park Services, these remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. Some trees survive to over 2,000 years and tower above 350 feet. Coast redwoods are classified as temperate rainforests and they need wet and mild climates to survive. The rainfall in Armstrong Redwoods averages 55 inches per year and the trees are often shrouded in a mystical fog that helps to maintain the moist conditions needed for the redwoods to survive. Continue reading

Camping Guide for Sonoma County

Visit Sonoma County for great camping and plenty of outdoor activities.
Come camping in Sonoma County and rent a car from Sixt!

Sonoma County has a myriad of outdoor activities; just pack your sleeping bag, tent and cook stove next time you visit, fly into the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS), rent a car from Sixt, and within minutes you’ll be delightfully situated in one of the more than 30 campgrounds, thanks to a list provided by our friends at Sonoma Insider.

Whether you like the beach, the redwoods, scenic wine valleys or rugged mountains, Sonoma County and the surrounding area are a camping paradise. Doran Beach at the entrance of Bodega Bay is one of our favorites, but so popular that visitors usually have to make reservations weeks or months in advance.  Or go camping at Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve and climb to the top of one of the area’s most beautiful peaks. Enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Sonoma at Liberty Glen Campground.  There’s even a hook-up for RV’ers at famous wine destinations like the Alexander Valley RV Park & Campground.

Don’t forget that Napa, Mendocino and Marin also offer amazing camping opportunities, but nothing compares to the diversity and year-round popularity of camping in Sonoma County. Thanks to SonomaCounty.com for listing more than 30 campgrounds in the area along with links to reserve your next camping adventure. SEE MORE

Become a card-carrying guest of Sixt rent-a-car

Skip the queues and the paperwork

gold card from Sixt rent a car

SIXT Cards let every guest of SIXT rent a car enjoy the privileges of special treatment, awards and services, in as many as 75 different countries. They are free, and easy to use. SIXT cards are the key to your global mobility and make you eligible for renting vehicles at bargain rate and profiting from a range of special offers and a bonus program.

Sixt Cards Options

Platinum card for Sixt car rentalsThe SIXT Gold Card and the SIXT Express Card offer 24 hour full service, at top quality, to the delight of not only our business customers. If you rent cars frequently, this is the card for you. Even if you are not a frequent customer, you can order SIXT cards to help you save time and reduce cost. With the SIXT CarAbo Card for instance you profit from special bargain rates and shopping bonuses, like collectible SIXT bonus and premium miles. Ladies are in for a special treat with the SIXT Ladies Card, that offers reductions when buying fashion and jewelry items. SEE MORE

Smart Train Sighting in Fulton, California

Fulton, California - Smart Commuter Train
Smart Train Service Coming to Fulton, California Soon

The Smart Train has been discussed to the Nth degree over the past many years and sometimes it’s been hard to believe that passenger train service is actually coming back to Santa Rosa and Sonoma County after… what, a hundred years? Seems like. Continue reading

Sixt Named Top Rental Car in Mastercard’s ‘Mobile Top App Index’

Application (App) for Sixt auto rentals
Sixt rental car App

T3 News Network — One of the things we love most about Sixt is being on the cutting edge of new technology with “on the go” critical applications for today’s mobile lifestyle. So, congratulations are in order as the Sixt Rent A Car App has been included in the MasterCard ‘Mobile Top App Index’ and was rated first in the car rentals area, according to T3 News Network.

Mastercard uses its index to identify the best smartphone applications for mobile purchases in 36 European countries. These it judges by criteria such as functionality, design, payment methods, technology and ease of operation. The Sixt Rent a Car App ranked among the top 20 of all the rated applications in this unique European index. Continue reading

Proof that revenues are Up at Sixt auto rentals of Fulton, California

20 cent Euro piece left in a Sixt rental car
Found in a rental car returned to Sixt of Fulton, California

Here we offer physical evidence that revenues are Up, Up, Up at our new Sixt rental car station in Fulton, California.  Many thanks to the mystery guest who left this in a cup holder. It’s 20 Euro cents, which by today’s exchange rate that’s about 21 cents in US dollars.  I guess that’s chump change in Europe, but would any red-blooded American leave a quarter in their European rental car? (P.S. That better not be the tip; we know where you live, Europe!)

We Have Two Sixt Locations in Sonoma County

sixt rental cars of the Sonoma County Wine Country

Whether you are making a business connection or looking to explore, Sixt rental cars has two convenient locations in the Sonoma County Wine Country.  Let Sixt be your ticket to an unforgettable escape to California’s North Coast.

  • Fulton, California – Our original location for Sixt rent-a-car is in the small, unincorporated township of Fulton, California, just 3 miles from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport and 6 miles from downtown Santa Rosa.  Located at the corner of Fulton and River Road, we are less than a mile from U.S. Highway 101, giving you easy access to all there is to do in Sonoma County.
  • Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) – Sixt car rentals of Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (STS) gives you a launching pad to all there is to do and see in Sonoma County.

Gearing Up for Auto Rental Season

Sixt of Santa Rosa Location for autodistributors inc.

As you can see, it’s still winter here in Fulton, California, a tiny suburb of Santa Rosa, California.  We’ve been working feverishly behind the scenes to make sure the rental station for Sixt of Santa Rosa and the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport is operating smoothly as we prepare for the upcoming tourist season, typically spring through fall in Sonoma County. Continue reading