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  • The annual north-to-south gray whale migration along Sonoma County’s coast peaks during the winter months, with good opportunities for whale-spotting. That means the time has come, once again, to grab your binoculars, pile on layered clothing, and set out on a search. You’ll be looking for whales... Read More
  • Whatever your dream about horseback riding might be, you’ll probably find it in Sonoma County: Cantering swiftly on a beautiful beach at sunset, hair streaming behind you, waves crashing alongside? Yep. Comfortably astride a gentle horse that’s picking its way through a thick forest, the only... Read More
  • Sonoma County is home to one of the state’s oldest and most historic cities: Petaluma. It boasts a well-maintained downtown that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. First settled in 1851 and chartered in 1858, Petaluma straddles the Petaluma River and has been prosperous from its... Read More
  • Want to try a hike in Sonoma County that’s a bit “off the beaten path” (metaphorically speaking, that is)? Here are three distinct hikes that offer something completely new: Hike the Solar System Located within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, 707-833-5712), the Robert... Read More
  • Nestled into a particularly beautiful stretch of Sonoma County’s 55-mile coast, Bodega Bay is a favorite destination for Bay Area residents as well as travelers. This long-time home to a fishing boat fleet is a small, friendly town with a few shops and art galleries and excellent seafood... Read More
  • As you follow the Russian River out to the coast, you’ll come across the tiny hamlet of Duncans Mills (pop. 175), once a stop on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad to Sausalito. Travelers rode the train to Duncans Mills to play along the Russian River. Landmarks include The Depot Museum, a... Read More
  • Some of the top California wine tours can be found right here in Sonoma County. Thanks to the diverse geography of Sonoma County, and the creativity of wineries and wine tour guides, visitors will find both spectacular views and intimate experiences in Sonoma County wine country. Let’s look at a... Read More
  • Sonoma Coast’s gorgeous 55 miles of beauty beckon to be explored and stayed at in one of the unique hotels and inns. Hiking a bluff-top pathway, collecting shells and pebbles on a sandy beach, or simply stopping your car to admire the view from one of the amazing vista points along Highway 1 all... Read More
  • As Sonoma Wine Country sets into the fall mood, the mornings have a crispness in the air but the days still turn warm. Summer warm. The leaves are just starting to turn, the grapes are being harvested, apples are still being picked, and picturesque fields are given over to pumpkins. Family farms... Read More
  • The beauty of harvest in wine country takes a spooky turn with an array of Halloween events to suit everyone, from pint sized trick or treaters to full-grown ghoul enthusiasts. The ghosts are up and about in the cemeteries and pumpkins abound. Take your pick of family friendly festivals, laugh in... Read More