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Sonoma

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 Silver Company
491 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sterling Silver Jewelry Store at affordable prices, featuring hundreds of rings to try on. Also, men's jewelry, an engraving line, watches, gift items and jewelry repair and design.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First Street E., Suite G Sonoma, CA 95476

"The Best Little Live Music Venue in the North Bay!" Known for our upbeat, fun live bands, busy dance floor and large beer, cider and wine selection. We are the hottest shot for in the North Bay for…

Toscano Hotel
20 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

The wood-frame building next to the barracks seems to have been constructed during the 1850s when it housed, among other things, a retail store and rental library. Later the building came to be used…

Ernie Smith Community Park
18776 Gillman Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ernie Smith Community Park in Sonoma features a ball field, basketball court, off-leash dog park, children's accessible play area, group picnic area, and a paved walking trail. The park is named after…

Coastal Air Tours
Sonoma Skypark Airport, 21870 Eighth Street E. Sonoma, CA 95476

The aircraft you will be riding in is a beautifully restored 1926 Travelair biplane which seats two adult passengers plus the pilot. It is one of the rarest and best examples of the Golden Age of…

Golden Age Air Tours
21881 Eighth Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

Come fly with us in our unique 1939 DC-3 aviation classic and let your imagination transport you back in time to the magical ‘golden days’ of aviation hist.