Sonoma County
Sonoma County

This is an ever evolving page dedicated to those traveling to Sonoma County.

As a resident of Sonoma County I love to share this beautiful region with visitors. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you are looking for listings of events happening in Sonoma County check out Happening in Sonoma County.

Visiting Sonoma County

Why should I visit Sonoma County

  1. Wine Country: Sonoma County is renowned for its world-class wineries and vineyards. You can explore the beautiful vineyard landscapes and taste a variety of wines, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir. The region is known for its relaxed atmosphere and welcoming tasting rooms. With 19 American Viticulture Areas (AVA) and more than 425 wineries, you will no doubt find something to bring home.

  2. Scenic Beauty: The county is known for its picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, redwood forests, and the stunning Pacific coastline. Scenic drives, like the Pacific Coast Highway, offer breathtaking views.

  3. Outdoor Activities: If you enjoy the outdoors, Sonoma County has much to offer. You can go hiking, biking, or horseback riding through the many parks and nature reserves in the area. The Russian River provides opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. There is even the option to Zipline through the Redwoods. 

  4. Culinary Delights: Sonoma County boasts a vibrant food scene. You can savor farm-to-table cuisine at local restaurants, visit farmers' markets, and explore artisanal food producers. The county is also famous for its cheese, bread, and fresh produce.

  5. Cultural Attractions: There are numerous cultural attractions, including art galleries, museums, and theaters. The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Jack London State Historic Park, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum are popular choices.

  6. Spa and Wellness: Many resorts and spas offer luxurious wellness and relaxation experiences. You can indulge in massages, hot springs, and rejuvenating spa treatments.

  7. Festivals and Events: Sonoma County hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, Sonoma County Fair, and various wine and food festivals.

  8. Breweries: Sonoma County is home to over 30 breweries, including internationally acclaimed Russian River Brewing Company.

  9. Local Artisanal Products: The county is known for its artisanal products, including pottery, glassblowing, and handcrafted jewelry. You can explore local artisans' work in many small towns and villages.

  10. Outdoor Markets: The region's farmers' markets offer fresh, local produce, artisanal goods, and a chance to connect with the local community.

  11. Family-Friendly: Sonoma County is family-friendly, with various attractions suitable for children, such as the Children's Museum of Sonoma County and Safari West, a wildlife preserve.

Whether you're a wine enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, foodie, art lover, or simply seeking a relaxing escape, Sonoma County has something for everyone. It's a destination that offers a diverse range of experiences, making it a great choice for a getaway or vacation.