The Best Travel Guide to Sonoma County, California
Provided by: Sonoma County Tourism
Section in Sonoma County, California
Do & See
Visiting Sonoma County – known around the world as a top wine, spa, and coastal destination – doesn’t mean you’re required only to taste wine, get massages, or explore more than 50 miles of Pacific Coastline. (Though, doesn’t that sound delicious?). With a zip line through the top of a redwood forest, an African-style safari, and a thrilling road course, Sonoma County boasts every type of activity, ensuring you have something to write home about. Hike through a regional park, or paddle down the Russian River in a canoe. Take a cooking class, visit a farm, learn to blend wine, play golf, dance the night away, or visit an art gallery. With 1,400 miles of lightly traveled secondary roads and a growing system of off-road bike trails, Sonoma County appeals to a dedicated cyclist attacking mountain passes or a weekend rider eager to sip wine and cycle through the vines. Sonoma County is home to more than 50 regional parks and 11 state parks; they run from Gualala to Bodega Bay, and from the Pacific Ocean to Sonoma Valley. Your perfect Sonoma County experience awaits. Start planning your trip today at www.sonomacounty.com/things-to-do

Sonoma State Historic Park

Sonoma State Historic Park is the site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag. Unlike most parks with a single plot of land and a continuous boundary, Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical attractions consisting of six midtown locations near Sonoma's Plaza: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters and Vallejo's Home.
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Jack London State Historic Park

Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 26 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home. It is a particularly distinctive State Park—a diverse landscape to explore, a museum and cultural legacy to discover and a magical place to experience. The park's 1400 acres include the Beauty Ranch, Cottage, House of Happy Walls Museum, Wolf House ruins, and more than 20 miles of trails. We recommend that you allow 3 hours to visit . The park is located in Glen Ellen, California, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County between the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa.
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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

An exciting wine tasting tour through historic Sonoma Valley aboard a motorized, authentic replica of a late 1890’s San Francisco Cable car. The vintage open-air design of the early California Street line offers a scenic view. As you meet fellow wine enthusiasts and wine curious guests, you will learn about the rich local history of early California, and what makes Sonoma Valley such a popular destination for wine lovers and foodies all over the world. Daily Trolley Tours Include: (10:30am – 4:30pm). Pick up: Sonoma Plaza
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Burke's Canoe Trips

Burke's Canoe Trips specializes in self-guided canoe and kayak trips. The company is located one mile north of Forestville on the banks of the beautiful Russian River. Start at Burke's, paddle leisurely downstream ten miles through the heart of the redwoods, winding up at our private beach in the resort town of Guerneville. Picnic, swim, and sun bathe at various beaches along this gorgeous trip. Return shuttle service every half hour all day until 6 p.m. Reservations needed. Good swimmers only.
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