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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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Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market Photo
241 First Street West, Depot Park Sonoma, CA 95476

The Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers' Market has been serving the Sonoma Valley public with certified produce and selected “guest' vendor's products since 1985, and under the same management since…

Montini Open Space Preserve Photo
Fourth Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Montini Open Space Preserve is covered with oak woodland, large rock outcroppings (including an historical rock quarry), and open grassland. The trails offer beautiful views of Sonoma Valley, San…

Fat Pilgrim Photo
20820 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Fat Pilgrim Contemporary General Store harkens back to the times of the roadside general store, where convenience was key and community took root. At Fat Pilgrim, we have contemporized the shopping…

Charlie’s Acres Photo
3201 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

At Charlie’s Acres, we rescue farm animals who were abused or destined for the dinner table. We strive to teach people about the beauty and intelligence of these animals and how to leave them off your…

Valley of the Moon Art Association Photo
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Valley of the Moon Art Association (VOMAA) was started in 1958 by a group of local artists who came together to paint. As a community oriented non-profit association, our goal is the encouragement of…

Abbot's Passage Supply Co. Photo
27 E. Napa Street, Suite S Sonoma, CA 95476

Housed in a historic red barn in downtown Sonoma, our new retail concept offers apparel, home decor, adventure gear, curiosities, as well as maker workshops and a wine salon featuring small-lot field…

Sonoma Overlook Trail Photo
198 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma Overlook Trail offers a pleasant 3 mile hike with views of the Sonoma Valley.  The trailhead is at the entrance to the Mountain Cemetery, just a few blocks north of the Sonoma Plaza. A diverse…