©

Windsor trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Sonoma County  /  Windsor

Windsor

4.3
Windsor is an incorporated town in Sonoma County, California, United States. The town is 9 miles north of Santa Rosa and 63 miles north of San Francisco. The population was 26,801 as of the 2010 census.HistoryFoundingWindsor's first European settlers arrived in 1851. In 1855, Hiram Lewis, a Pony Express rider, became the town's first postmaster. He named the town Windsor because it reminded him of the grounds around Windsor Castle, a medieval castle from his home country of England. In 1855, a post office was established in Windsor. The following year, a business enterprise was built in eastern Windsor, which included a goods store, a shoe shop, a grocery and meat market, a saloon, a hotel, a boarding house, and two confectionery shops. The Northwestern Pacific Railroad was completed through the town in 1872, providing a faster and cheaper link to the Bay Area.On May 21, 1905, a fire destroyed the center of Windsor. Fanned by heavy winds, the fire destroyed several businesses, including a hotel and a barber shop. The damage was at an estimated $30,000 worth of property.In 1915, the Old Redwood Highway through Windsor was paved. Up until then, all roads in the area had been dirt.
Windsor is in Sonoma County. Use our international travel planner: Windsor and all its delights await.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Windsor

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Windsor

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Windsor

4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Windsor

4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h

Wineries in Windsor

3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min