What Sonoma County is Famous For: An A-Z Guide

Our beloved Sonoma County, California is renowned for amazing wines and legendary vineyards, as well as gorgeous organic produce and sustainable farming. Our natural beauty is our calling card, from our mountains, forests, rivers, valleys, and meadows, to all 55 miles of our Pacific Ocean coastline. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned our fabulous cuisine, casual style of life, charming towns, friendly people, fascinating history …

Sonoma County is famous for so many things, it can be hard to keep them all straight—so hopefully, this handy A-Z list will help!

A

Antique Hunting, Abalone Diving, Apples, AVAs, Accessibility, American Graffiti, Art Galleries

B

Birding, Bodega Bay, Bodega, Bear Flag Rebellion, Boat Charters, Breweries, Biplanes, Beaches, Bufano’s Obelisk, The Birds, B&Bs, Bouverie Preserve

C

Coastline (55 miles long), Cheese Trail, Cider MakersCycling, Canoeing, Cazadero, Camping, Cloverdale, Cotati, California’s Oldest Winery, Crane Melons

D

Diving, Distilleries, Duncans Mills, Dry Creek Valley

E

Estuary (Laguna de Santa Rosa), Eco-Tourism, Electric Vehicle Trail

F

Fog, Festivals, Farmers Markets, Fort Ross, Forestville, Fishing, Freestone, Farm Tours, Farm Stays, Family Fun, Free Activities, Free Wine Tasting, Ferguson Observatory

G

Grapes, Goat Rock, Glamping, Guerneville, Geyserville, Gardens, Glen Ellen, Graton, Golfing, Gualala, Girls’ Getaway, Graton Resort & Casino, Gravenstein Apples, Gay Travel

H

Hiking, Horseback Riding, History, Healdsburg, Hot Air Balloons, Harvest, Hotels

I

Inns, Ice skating

J

Jenner, Jack London

K

Kayaking, Kenwood

L

Lake Sonoma, LGBT-friendly, Lavender

M

Mountains, Museums, Monte Rio, Mission San Francisco Solano, Marathon Races, Music, Motels, Meetings & Groups

N

Nature Preserves, Nightlife

O

Outdoor Adventure, Organic Everything, Occidental, Olives, Ocean Fishing Charters

P

Pacific Ocean, Parks (state and regional), Petaluma, Pygmy Forest, Penngrove, Pet-friendly, Pepperwood Preserve

Q

Quirky Art Sculptures

R

Rivers (Russian River, Petaluma River, Gualala River), Redwoods, Restaurants, Rock climbing, Rhododendrons, Rio Nido, River Rock Casino, Rohnert Park

S

Salmon, Spas, Sonoma, Sonoma Valley, Sebastopol, Sea Ranch, Santa Rosa, Sustainability, Spud Point Marina, Sunset Views, Shopping

T

Tea Companies, Timber Cove, Trekking, Theaters (plays, musicals)

U

Unique Garden Tours, Unbelievable Scenery

V

Vineyard Adventures, Valley Ford, Vella Dry Jack Cheese, Vacation Rentals

W

Whales, Wine, Wineries, Wildflowers, Winter Camping, Water Sports, Windsor, Walking, Weddings

X

Xtreme bike riding

Y

Yoga

Z

Zebras (Safari West), Ziplines (Sonoma Canopy Tours)

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