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!


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


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


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


Diving, Distilleries, Duncans Mills, Dry Creek Valley


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


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


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


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


Inns, Ice skating


Jenner, Jack London


Kayaking, Kenwood


Lake Sonoma, LGBT-friendly, Lavender


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


Nature Preserves, Nightlife


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


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


Quirky Art Sculptures


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


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


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


Unique Garden Tours, Unbelievable Scenery


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


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


Xtreme bike riding




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

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