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  • Address: Sonoma 95476, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Often standing in the shadows of Napa, Sonoma provides a more laid-back, small town vibe than its more popular neighbor. Anchoring the Sonoma Valley, the town makes a good jumping-off point for exploring nearby wineries, including the few dozen in town. The town also has important California historical sights as well as a charming town square.

As you head north, you’ll find a number of small, family-owned wineries and charming small towns. Glen Ellen, outside of Sonoma, is a town right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. At the valley’s north end, Santa Rosa is the workaday urban center known mostly for its traffic. If you’ve more than one day, explore the quieter, rustic side of Sonoma County, which extends along the Russian River Valley from Healdsburg to the sea.

Practical Info

Sonoma is located about 30 minutes by car west of Napa Valley. Sonoma Highway/Highway 12 is lined with wineries and runs from Sonoma to Santa Rosa, then to western Sonoma County; Arnold Drive has less traffic (but fewer wineries) and runs parallel, up the valley’s western side, to Glen Ellen.

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Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour, Napa & Sonoma, null
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Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

If you think wine is all that Sonoma has to offer, think again! Visit an African savannah at Safari West, a family-friendly wildlife preserve near Santa Rosa ...  Read more

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour, San Francisco, Nature & Wildlife
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1922 Reviews

Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/optional Gourmet Lunch, San Francisco, Wine ... 
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/optional Gourmet Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1207 Reviews

Discover why Muir Woods and the Northern California wine country are two of San Francisco's most popular day-trip destinations on this great value tour combo. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Russian River Canoe Trip from Healdsburg, Napa & Sonoma, Super Savers
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Russian River Canoe Trip from Healdsburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Ride down the Russian River on this canoeing adventure from Healdsburg. Aboard a comfortable, stable inflatable canoe, enjoy scenic views as you navigate the ...  Read more

Location: Healdsburg, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $45.00
Healdsburg Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour, Napa & Sonoma, Boat Rental
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Healdsburg Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover the foodie side of wine country on this 3.5-hour food and wine tour of Healdsburg with a local guide. The charming town of Healdsburg is one of Sonoma ...  Read more

Location: Healdsburg, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Sonoma County Brewery Bike Tour, Napa & Sonoma, Food Tours
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Sonoma County Brewery Bike Tour

Sonoma County’s claim to fame might be wine, but the region also boasts some celebrated breweries that are worth a visit. On this fun, scenic bike tour through ...  Read more

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Wine Tasting Tour by Horse & Carriage, Napa & Sonoma, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Wine Tasting Tour by Horse & Carriage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Travel by horse-drawn carriage through the vineyards of Sonoma County to three award-winning Healdsburg-area wineries. First, indulge in a wine cave tour, ...  Read more

Location: Sonoma County, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Hidden Wineries Tour of Napa and Sonoma, Napa & Sonoma, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Hidden Wineries Tour of Napa and Sonoma

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Visit Northern California's world-renowned wine country in comfort and style on this small group tour. On this fully customizable wine tour you will be able to ...  Read more

Location: Napa or Sonoma County, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Guided Kayak Tour: Russian River or Jenner Coast, Napa & Sonoma, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Guided Kayak Tour: Russian River or Jenner Coast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Embark on a unique tour of California Wine Country! On this guided kayak tour, you can kayak in one of two beautiful places in Sonoma County. Choose either a ...  Read more

Location: Sonoma County, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $155.00
Semi Private Small Group Wine Country Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Semi Private Small Group Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

Calling all wine lovers! This semi private small-group day trip from San Francisco to Napa and Sonoma takes you to some of California’s most renowned ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00

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