Escape the Twin Cities' busy life and fly to Sonoma County, California for the relaxed wine country getaway you’ve been dreaming of. To make it that much easier, Sun Country Airlines is offering new non-stop flights from MSP direct to Sonoma County’s Charles M. Schulz Airport (STS) from August to December of 2017.
With over 425 wineries, hiking trails through ancient redwoods, pristine Pacific Coast beaches that beckon you for unforgettable adventures, and farm tours that find you indulging in fresh, farm-to-table cuisine, you’re going to find the perfect activities to enjoy. From wine lovers to nature enthusiasts, from families to couples on a romantic getaway, Sonoma County offers something for everyone. Here are some tips for your first time visit to Sonoma Wine Country:
A Wine and Food Paradise
Discover famous wines at Francis Ford Coppola, Korbel, St. Francis, and Kendall-Jackson wineries. Or explore unique wineries with hidden caves, amazing vistas, historic legends, castles, and much more. Many of our restaurants pride themselves in their fresh, farm-to-table cuisine, some even having their own farms and gardens on site where tonight’s dinner menu is grown. From gastronomic hot spots to mom-and-pop bakeshops, and everything in between, you might even find your new favorite restaurant on the West Coast.
A Nature Enthusiast’s Haven
More than 60 regional and state parks await, beckoning you to hike through redwood forests, paddle along the Russian River, take a walk along the rugged Pacific Coastline or just sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature. One of our favorite Sonoma County parks is Armstrong Redwoods State Park Reserve in Guerneville, where you can feel small standing among the 250-foot California Redwoods. (And if you’re up for some adventure, you can zipline through the redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours!)
Fun with the Family
Did you know the Charlie Brown “Peanuts” cartoons originated in Sonoma County? If you happen to have some Peanuts fans in the family, the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa is a must, along with some of our other star family attractions such as Safari West Wildlife Preserve and ziplining in the redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Many family-friendly hotels, restaurants, wineries and attractions encourage to bring the whole family along while getting a taste of Sonoma’s Wine Country.
A Romantic Escape
There’s no doubt Sonoma Wine Country is one of the top romantic escape destinations in the USA. From rolling vineyard hills to dreamy fairytale castle wineries like Ledson Winery or Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma is the perfect place for the rendezvous you’d been wanting to plan for your significant other. And with all our different landscapes, you can enjoy one night’s sunset along the coast in Bodega Bay, with your next night nestled in the redwoods in Guerneville. Or how about indulging in a luxury spa experience together?
A Best Friends Trip
Call up your closest friends and take a weekend trip to Sonoma Wine Country. Take a group trip to some unique wineries, iconic breweries (Lagunitas Brewing Co. & Russian River Brewing Co. just to name a few), indulge in some great food and stay in a wine country resort with amazing views.
Ready to visit? Find Sonoma travel packages from Sun Country Airlines here.