While visiting wine country, golfers can play 18 holes on the beautiful Vineyards Course (complete with real vines) at this spectacular club. Rentals, equipment and instruction are all available, as are meals and cocktails overlooking the green. Frequent tournaments, such as the Northern California Open Championship and Pro/Am, Northern California PGA Section Professional/Assistants Championship, and the United States Open Local Qualifying. Increased popularity in the summer months make it more than just advisable to reserve your tee time in advance.
Situated near Glen Ellen, Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a 25-acre (10.12 hectare) haven of Asian plants. The botanical garden is home to some rare species, among which the Acer pentaphyllum and Liriodendron chinense are just two. No visit to Quarryhill is complete without visiting the beautiful Asian Woodland Garden, with its lush green foliage, water-lily pond and trails. Quarryhill Botanical Garden is open throughout the year, with self-guided, docent-led and school tours offered.
The Jack London State Historic Park is a beautiful site that covers about 47.5 acres (19 hectares) of land area. Many of Jack London's works were penned during his time at the cottage located here, and the author's legacy and life have been preserved in the form of riveting exhibits and displays at the House of Happy Walls Museum. Visitors can also embark on explorations of the surrounding parkland through picturesque trails or unwind at scenic picnic sites while basking in the beauty of the environs. The park also includes Jack London's burial site and the ruins of a structure that was intended to serve as the writer's house.