Bodega Bay Chowder Day Jan. 28, 2017

img_0339

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

Advertisements

Hang Ah Dim Sum authentic Chinese food in Santa Rosa, California

Authentic Chinese Food - Sixt of Santa Rosa Travel Blog - See More Auto Club - Travel Blog - Dim Sum Santa Rosa, California - Sixt Rental Cars
Dim Sum at Hang Ah of Santa Rosa

If you’ve been eating Chinese food in Santa Rosa your whole life, you’ve been living a lie! Hang Ah Dim Sum Restaurant, by some accounts, is the only authentic Chinese food in Santa Rosa.

China is one of the biggest sources for US tourism, so being able to refer them to authentic Chinese food is crucial for our rental car agency. A recent report from Business Insider said 1.8 million Chinese tourists visited America and spent a whopping $21.1 billion in 2014. That number could top $80 billion by 2021, writes Avery Booker at China Luxury Advisors. So, if you fly into STS and rent a car from Sixt, Hang Ah has authentic Chinese food just 15 minutes away in downtown Santa Rosa. Continue reading

Sixt rent a car of Santa Rosa Promotes 3 Agents

Sixt auto rentals of Santa Rosa, Fulton and the Sonoma County Airport
(Left to Right) Jason Hornik, Eric Knibb and Devon Gomez have been promoted at Sixt rental cars of Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA, California — Sixt rent a car of Santa Rosa has promoted three of its rental agents.

Jason Hornik and Eric Knibb have been appointed team leaders for the franchise, which includes two locations, one at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and the other in nearby Fulton, California on the corner of Fulton and River Road. Continue reading

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

Climb Mount Tamalpais for a Bird’s Eye View of Marin County

View from Mt. Tamalpais

If you are driving through San Francisco or across the Golden Gate Bridge, and you see a tall mountain to the north, you are seeing the most southern tall peak of California’s North Coast and the highest point in Marin County. Mount Tamalpais, with its spectacular views, redwood and oak groves, climbs up to an elevation of 2,571 feet.

Marin County is one county south of us at Sixt rental cars of Fulton, California. If you are flying into The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS), Mt. Tam is a 60 mile drive south on Hwy 101 and up the curvy roads to the top, about an hour and 25 minutes one-way. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada’s snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away. Continue reading

Sixt rental cars continues US expansion in Boston and Charleston

Sixt rent a car.  (PRNewsFoto/Sixt Franchise USA, LLC)

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Sixt SE and its US Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA, LLC) announce the opening of new branches to service Boston Logan International Airport and Charleston International Airport. Opening branches to service these two airports continues the expansion of the Sixt airport network in the United States.

“The franchise opening in Boston greatly enhances our presence in New England and the Northeast US, and travelers flying in to Boston will enjoy renting premium vehicles like a BMW 328i or BMW 528i from Sixt,” said Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt. “The franchise opening in Charleston further strengthens the Sixt network in the Carolinas and the Southeast US.” SEE MORE

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

Discover the Sleepy Seaside Village of Dillon Beach, California

DSC_0245 Dillon Beach is an out-of-the way village just south of the Marin County border to Sonoma County, along the Pacific coast just across from Tomales Point and the mouth of Tomales Bay.

Dillong Beach, California and a view of Tomales Point and the mouth of Tomales Bay.
Looking west across Tomales Bay and the village of Dillon Beach, California.

Living in Sonoma County most of my life, I had heard many times about Dillon Beach, but always seemed to bypass it on my way to Point Reyes or driving down the coast. Afterall, Sonoma County has plenty of nice beaches, but this one is truly special.  Luckily one weekend in April the weather was nice and a chance for a trip came up.  It was just a day-trip, but we were rewarded with breathtaking views of Tomales Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the quaint village and vacations homes of Dillon Beach. 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