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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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Larson Park Photo
329 DeChene Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476

Larson Park features a community garden and lovely views of the riparian habitat along Sonoma Creek. It is also a great family spot, with a playground, a picnic area, restrooms, and the following…

Rancho Maria Photo
481 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

Rancho Maria is a small family owned and operated vineyard located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. Once a rugged hillside, owners Monte & Stella Hansen transformed the property into a beautiful…

Halem & Co de Sonoma Photo
496 First Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

Halem & Co de Sonoma specializes in custom jewelry designed by Michael Halem and Daniel Trudeau. We have an extensive collection of earrings, rings and pendants in all price ranges. We do on-site…

Chateau Sonoma Photo
23588 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Chateau Sonoma brings Vintage French style to Sonoma. We have an eclectic lifestyle mix of French vintage finds and antiques, home accessories, bed and bath products with a dash of local Sonoma…

Perle Photo
124 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma's favorite go to boutique for every occasion. Offering the best from Free People, Hudson, Ella Moss, & more!

Sole Desire - Sonoma Photo
500 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Since 1990 Sole Desire Shoes has been voted “Best Women’s Shoe Store” offering fashion forward trends with comfort features, offering best of both worlds. Now more than 28 years later we’ve stayed…

Sonoma Estate on Private Vineyard Photo
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Enjoy the best of wine country from the privacy of your own estate. Scenic views may be enjoyed from a number of angles throughout the home—overlooking our private vineyard, lush landscape, salt water…