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Explore Sonoma County’s history, with a trip to the town of Sonoma, home to Mission San Francisco Solano, the last Spanish-Mexican mission built in California.

Sonoma State Historic Park preserves the mission and the Sonoma Barracks, as well as the nearby historic home of General Vallejo and other sites. Sonoma was the site of the Bear Flag Revolt, when Californians declared their independence from Mexico.

Sonoma is also home to Buena Vista Winery, California’s oldest winery, and Gundlach-Bundschu, the state’s oldest, continually operating family winery.

Today, history walks in tandem with current times. Modern winemaking techniques are tucked away in buildings that were state of the art nearly a century ago, and wine tasting opportunities abound.

Shops, tasting rooms, restaurants, bakeries, and a historic theater line the streets around the Sonoma Plaza – an eight-acre town square, the largest in California. Venture beyond downtown to explore brew pubs, more shopping, art galleries, and more. 

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Creekside Cafe Photo
239 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Creekside Cafe is adjacent to the Sonoma Creek Inn. It is open every day for great, home-style breakfast and lunch. Open daily, Creekside Café offers favorites such as egg dishes, sandwiches,…

Westerbeke Ranch Photo
2300 Grove St., Sonoma, CA 95476

Weddings, Family Reunions, Birthdays… Whatever event you’re planning, we will make sure it’s special!We provide the perfect setting to complement and enhance the perfect event. Far from the hustle and…

Starling Bar Sonoma Photo
19380 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

A casual, friendly, neighborhood bar in downtown Sonoma. The Starling Bar is one of Sonoma’s hidden gems where locals and tourist gather to share classic cocktails and craft beers, graciously served…

Vineburg Deli Photo
997 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Vineburg Deli, at the corner of Napa Road and 8th Street in Sonoma, has a real wood-fire bbq grill outside that it uses to cook tri-tip and other meats. This is not a bbq joint, but instead a deli…

Picazo Cafe Photo
19100 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

At Picazo Cafe, we believe that food should be comforting, affordable, conscious, and of course tasty. We invite you to come and join us, hang out in our garden, enjoy a freshly baked pastry and a…