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.
The historic wine town of Sonoma offers a wide variety of fun activities for families with children. From train rides to plane rides, or glimpsing a bit of entertaining history, here's a quick list of...
Steeped in California history and natural beauty and a central hub for winemaking and farm-fresh cuisine, the town of Sonoma (pop. 10,648) lies in the heart of the lush Sonoma Valley, on the eastern...
You don't have to take a huge chunk out of your time in San Francisco to get a taste of Northern California's famous Wine Country, Sonoma County. With just a day, you can easily hop across the Golden...
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