Occidental offers an array of diverse and engaging activities, catering to a wide range of interests and preferences. Visitors can immerse themselves in the town's vibrant art scene by exploring the local art galleries, which showcase an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional works by talented local artists. Additionally, adventure enthusiasts can experience the thrill of zip lining through the picturesque redwood forests, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable adrenaline rush.
Wine aficionados can indulge in an exquisite wine tasting experience at the nearby vineyards, savoring the finest locally produced wines amidst stunning vineyard landscapes. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Occidental provides an opportunity to unwind at serene spas, offering a range of revitalizing treatments and therapies to invigorate the mind and body.
Nature lovers can explore the majestic groves of redwoods, immersing themselves in the tranquility of these ancient trees and reconnecting with the natural world. Occidental also boasts an extensive network of scenic hiking trails, allowing visitors to embark on memorable outdoor adventures and discover the region's breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. Enjoy scenic rides along the picturesque roads that connect Occidental to the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean.
Whether you're seeking artistic inspiration, thrilling escapades, or serene natural retreats, Occidental promises an enriching and memorable experience for all.
Old Grove of the Redwoods
17599 Fitzpatrick Lane, Occidental CA, 95465
LandPaths' beautiful Grove of Old Trees is open for walking and picnicking any day of the year. In fact, the Grove is the only privately-owned preserve in Sonoma County that is publicly accessible and free to all. Enjoy the beauty and grandeur of these 33 acres of old growth redwoods on easy trails, some suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Daily dawn to dusk.
Enjoy scenic rides along the picturesque roads that connect Occidental to the River and Ocean.
Public Tennis / Pickleball Courts
Occidental Community Center is a public tennis/pickleball facility situated at 3725 Main St, Occidental, CA 95465. There are 2 public courts at this location.
Bohème was founded in 2004 with the mission to produce fine wines from the Coast Range of Occidental, California. We farm all of our vines by hand, then ferment & age our wines at a private facility in Sebastopol, California. Tastings are conducted by appointment at our tasting room in Occidental, California.
Cellar Door Tasting Room Thursday - Sunday 12p - 6p
Western Hill Gardens
A landmark garden.Western Hills Garden, a unique three-acre property in Occidental, California, delivers a sensory explosion of textures, colors, shapes, and sounds. It’s a stunning example of cultivated biodiversity, home to rare and important plant species, many that are nearly extinct in nature.
sonoma zipline adventures
Sonoma Zipline Adventures
Get up close and personal with some of the tallest, and oldest, living things you’ll ever meet (including Walter, the oldest tree on the grounds). One thing is certain: you’ll end your tour with a deeper appreciation for the forest and for our planet.
Nestled off the coast of Northern California and deep in the Redwood forest, Sonoma Zipline Adventures is high adventure and completely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With two unique courses, each a two-and-a-half hour Guided eco tour that include multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, a rappel to the forest floor, you will be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the world famous California Coastal Redwoods.
Osmosis Day Spa & Sanctuary
Located in scenic Sonoma County, Osmosis is well known for our unique Cedar Enzyme Bath, our rejuvenating massages, organic facials, and our beautiful Zen-inspired meditation gardens. Since day one, our expert staff has offered a holistic experience of nurturing, nourishing, and centering. We envision Osmosis as a sanctuary: a place to find relief from the emotional stress and physical pain of everyday life, and a place to prepare yourself for new beginnings.
Neon Raspberry Art House
3605 Main St, Occidental CA, 95465
Neon Raspberry Art House is a gallery and miscellany in downtown Occidental, CA.
We showcase art that questions our perspectives. Work that sparks new thoughts, actions and revolutions. Nestled in the redwoods of Northern California, we open our doors each week to ask questions, engage in a conversation and grow love.
Laurence Glass Works Art Gallery
72 Main St. Occidental CA, 95465
Laurence Glass Works features fine art: almost all of it local, and quite a bit of it made by the store owner herself, Laurence.
The Gallery at Occidental Center for the Arts
With up to eight shows a year, they provide local artists the opportunity to showcase their work to the community with themes ranging from figure drawing to botanical appreciation to ocean themes, just to name a few. Be sure to check out our invitations to artists and upcoming shows.
The gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm, and during intermission at OCA events. You can request a private viewing HERE.
CLAYFOLK studio offers a space to create, center, and connect. Our studio welcomes people of all race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
Our gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 P
Neon Raspberry Art House
In addition to exhibits, Neon Raspberry Art House plays host to several concerts, spoken word events and fun food pop-ups!
The Altamont General Store
Friday, Happy Hour Music Series, Open Mic Night for Musicians, Poets, and Storytellers, & More!
The Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental Center for the Arts (a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) provides diverse, high-quality arts and cultural events for west Sonoma County and our neighboring communities. Housed in a newly remodeled performing venue with superb acoustics and an adjacent exhibition gallery, OCA works to enrich the lives of local residents through diverse cultural performances, exhibitions, events and classes that inspire, educate and entertain.
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Garden Volunteer Day Wednesdays 10am-4:30pm
Walk-ins are always welcome – just show up! AND we kindly encourage you to RSVP by clicking here (especially for groups of 4 or more – this helps us plan for lunch). Come for part or all of the day – we are happy to have your helping hands for as long as you can participate.
We serve a homemade garden-based vegetarian lunch for those who come to volunteer for at least 3 hours. We will take a break at 12:30 to eat.