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.
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.
In the mid-1800s, Mexico ruled the region, owning hundreds of thousands of acres of ranchos in what is now much of Sonoma County. Yet it wasn't long before the U.S. government and the territory and...
If you don’t know that Sonoma County's La Casa Restauraunt and Bar sits around the corner of 1st Street E on Spain Street, you might never find it. Which is odd, since it’s a family-owned institution...
The lush Sonoma Valley lies nestled between two mountain ranges along Sonoma County's eastern edge. Abundance is the norm here, offering visitors a delightful mix of beautiful vistas, wine tasting...
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