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.
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...
If you're visiting the town of Sonoma, don't miss the opportunity to sample just-off-the-farm veggies and fruits, along with delicious locally-made products, at farmers markets and food stands...
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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