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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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Candlestick Photo
38 W. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

The Candlestick, located in Sonoma, California, was established in 1957 and is California's oldest and largest specialty candle store and is nationally recognized as the premier candle retailer on the…

Starling Bar Sonoma Photo
19380 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

A casual, friendly, neighborhood bar in downtown Sonoma. The Starling Bar is one of Sonoma’s hidden gems where locals and tourist gather to share classic cocktails and craft beers, graciously served…

Half-Pint Sonoma Photo
450 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476

If you've got a fashionistas and/or little hipster, this is the place for you! Located on the beautiful Sonoma plaza across from the park. Sizes newborn to 14 for boys and girls. This is not your…

Jim Callahan: Sculptor Photo
148 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Licking, twirling columns of green, yellow and crimson fire leap and dance through the hole in the top of the furnace. It is a pocket of pure heat. Without protection it will burn your eyes and melt…

The Fairmont Gallery Photo
447 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

For over 20 years The Fairmont Gallery has been a wine country art experience on the historic Sonoma Plaza featuring the fine art of nationally respected artists painting the wine country with oil,…

Golden Age Air Tours Photo
Contact us directly, 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.

Sonoma Market Photo
500 W. Napa St., Suite 550, Sonoma, CA 95476

If you're looking for a great place to pick up a picnic lunch, a quick breakfast or a prepared gourmet dinner, search no more! If you're looking for high-quality meats, fresh produce, fine wine,…