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Sonoma Coast Visitors Center

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Staff extremely cordial, informative and made for a great tasting. Had a great variety of quality... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Maranello, Italy
Fabulous information!

Kara was extremely knowledgeable about the area & shared excellent maps & trip ideas from... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Lee P
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Providing information on Bodega Bay and the Sonoma Coast. Free Wi-fi and a beautiful relaxing deck. Local art and handmade items.
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913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-377-4459
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The visitors center has one public bathroom. This bathroom has two large uncovered windows—. O shades, no curtains, no frosted glass. Any female using the bathroom must sit facing these uncovered windows which are at toilet level and in direct view of windows in buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jennifer S
Amanda B, Manager at Sonoma Coast Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are in a new location and window coverage will be addressed. There is currently complete privacy afforded by shrubbery even though those in the bathroom can see out.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Staff extremely cordial, informative and made for a great tasting. Had a great variety of quality wines, especially Pinot's. Gorgeous area, quality wines, a must visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank f1nut57
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Kara was extremely knowledgeable about the area & shared excellent maps & trip ideas from wine/artisan cheese tours to scenic drives to general shopping.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee P
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Bodega Bay while vacationing in California. We had little information on this destination so we visited the Visitor Center. Kara provided us with maps, a wealth of information and suggestions for us since we only had one day to tour the area....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LouRod17
Reviewed 31 July 2018

they had lots of brochures and a very helpful, informative lady who was very eager to help us enjoy the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 30 July 2018

O.K., so you come to Bodega Bay and, other than knowing about Alfred Hitchcock's1960's filming of "The Bird's", what else if there to do? Well, be prepared to be overwhelmed by all the local sites and activities, as well as in all of Sonoma County...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We dropped by as I read they sold a guidebook about The Birds, which we bought. Bonnie was extremely helpful and informative, giving us a lot of info and brochures about the surrounding area. She advised visiting Bodega Head, which we did right after, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brigadoon
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I called to plan our upcoming trip and Kara was extremely helpful!! Thank you!! I needed help in deciding routes to take and Kara was wonderful at describing the area. We plan on stopping in to pick up maps when we visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank cabernetMichigan
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stopped in for directions for the potter schoolhouse and ton ask about na good place to eat. We picked up a few brosures

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Angela B
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Superb information. Knowledgeable of the area. So helpful with local recommendation. Very friendly. A must stop for all visitors.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Catherine80220
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