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

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Sixt rent a car franchisee opens new in-terminal branch at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Sixt rent a car logo in press release about Franchise opening at The Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CaliforniaFT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) announce the opening of a new branch to service the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. This is the second Sixt branch in Sonoma County, preceded by a branch that opened last year which services the Santa Rosa local area.

“The new, in-terminal Sixt branch will provide great convenience for customers flying in,” said Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt. “We look forward to providing great service and vehicles to incoming travelers, all at a reasonable price.”

auto rentals for Sixt in Santa Rosa, California
Sixt rent a car inside STS terminal

Sonoma County has many attractions like golf, cycling, beaches, shopping, and is also well-known for its fine cuisine and wine culture,” said Sixt franchise owner Steve Schneider. “We are grateful for the response from the community and have doubled the size of our initial fleet with premium-cars and staff to meet the needs and wishes of our customers.” ===> SEE MORE

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

Whale Watchers Rejoice! California Gray Whales Making a Comeback

Gray whale breaching - Bodega Head, Sonoma County, California
Whale watching off California’s Sonoma Coast

If you’ve never seen a whale before, chances have never been better. Drop everything and book your next vacation to California’s Sonoma Coast.  Fly into the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS), rent a car from Sixt and make the 45 minute drive to Bodega Head, where experts say that gray whale populations are recovering.

The epic migration of whales peaks from January through May, but is visible during much of the year, according to BodegaBay.com. Each year gray and blue whales travel south from the Chukchi Sea near Alaska and down to Baja California for winter, then back north for the summer feeding season. A great vantage point is the Ocean Overlook at Bodega Head, or various whale watching boat trips launching from the local area.

Experts say they have seen more whales this year than in decades, estimating the population to have grown over 20,000.  A tour operator said they have seen a whale every time they’ve gone out which is unusual.  The following article about the gray whale comeback is from our local paper, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  SEE MORE