Sonoma Valley Vacations
The city lies some 60 miles (97 kilometers) from the state capital of California, Sacramento and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from San Francisco.
There’s no nicer way to experience The true taste of a region than to spend a day with friends exploring the vine rows, barrel rooms and vintages of its most acclaimed wine producers. B.R. Cohn Winery and Chateau St. Jean Winery are two must-visit vineyards and wineries for those with a keen interest in vineculture visiting the Sonoma Valley area. Adobe Road Winery and Benziger Family Winery are much-loved wineries worth visiting.
While in the Sonoma Valley area, grab your lucky putter and check out some of the great local golf courses. The region’s best greens can be found at Sonoma Golf Club or Foxtail Golf Club. To make your stay a complete golfing holiday, check out Adobe Creek Golf Club and Los Arroyos Golf Club.
While vacationing in the area, tour its preserved structures and monuments for a glimpse into the lives and events that shaped this city. Mission San Francisco Solano and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park are two of the area's premier heritage places. Two other fascinating sights you may wish to explore are Sonoma Presidio and Jack London State Historical Park.
Put on your hiking shoes and enjoy the ecological reserves for which Sonoma Valley is well known. Bohemian Grove, Safari West and also Armstrong Redwoods State Park are some of the more popular of these. Each of these parks has its own unique variety of wildlife and plant life.
To get a taste of the past include a trip to the Petaluma Historical Museum on your trip list and learn about the history of the area. It’s one of Sonoma Valley’s primary historical museums. The Cloverdale Historical Society is another excellent place to explore in the city.
Buckle up for a high speed adrenalin rush at the Sonoma Raceway, the number one destination for motoring enthusiasts in the Sonoma Valley region. Tour the circuit, marvel at the gleaming chrome and paintwork of the high-performance vehicles, and, if you’re lucky enough to catch a race, find a seat with the best track-side view and enjoy the heart-stopping action.