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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 Roadside
20820 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

A unique collection of gift & home stores, gardens, garden design, and wine tasting at the entrance to the beautiful Sonoma Valley.

Eurasian Interiors
23590 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located at Cornertsone in Sonoma, Eurasian Interiors offers stunning framed artwork and antiques from Asia, French Art Deco Bronzes, Japanese tansu, French garden statues, Austrian Biedermeier…

Maxwell Farms Regional Park
100 Verano Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476

This popular park in northwest Sonoma features soccer and baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a large playground, multiple picnic sites, and nature trails winding through meadows and woods…

Valley of the Moon Art Association
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…

Tiddle E. Winks Vintage 5 & Dime
115 E. Napa St., Suite A, Sonoma, CA 95476

Tiddle E. Winks Vintage 5 & Dime offers fun items you'll remember from your childhood: all kinds of yummy candy you ate as a kid, vintage-inspried toys & games, books, pennants and cool collectibles.…

Booker & Butler Concierge
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Booker & Butler is a wine country concierge. We create experiences that are adventurous, indulgent, and uniquely your own. We find accommodations, book wine tastings, line up drivers and chefs, make…

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…

Yenni Ranch
24835 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Yenni Ranch was established in 1890 when the Yenni family migrated from Sool Switzerland. We raise AberdeenAngus on mineral rich rocky terroir, free to graze on omega rich grasses, and soothed by…

Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market
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…