Just 30 miles from San Francisco, one of the gayest destinations in the world, Sonoma County features laid-back wine tasting, stunning beachesriver adventures, fine dining, charming towns, and exciting nightlife. Gay-friendly accommodations abound, Sonoma County is known as an open place where gay travelers can explore the wonders of Wine Country and feel welcomed.

Pride Sonoma County App Goal Badge

Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and earn the Sonoma County Pride badge.

Featured Trip Ideas

LGBTQ+

After opening Brew Coffee and Beer House in Santa Rosa in 2015, life and business partners Alisse Cottle and Jessica…

Two guys enjoying the pool at boon hotel + spa in Sonoma County
Lodging

Sonoma County has well-established street cred as one of the country’s most gay-friendly destinations, with a wide array of gay-owned and…

Food & Wine

Leslie Wiser thinks of Sebastopol business Radical Family Farms, as a celebration of her family’s mixed heritage. She grows many of the…

Experiences

So you’ve booked your trip to Sonoma and now you want to know what to do next (or if you…

Experiences

Called “the source” for all things gay in Sonoma Wine Country, Gary Saperstein invites gay travelers to be Out in the…

Activities

Around nearly every corner of this charming haven are trendy restaurants, food stands, and groovy cafes reminiscent of the flower-power…

See What’s Happening

Share your experience using #SonomaCounty or #LifeOpensUp

Russian River Pride Parade Returns to Its Roots

Cleve Jones shared insights into the parade's origins and its ambitious agenda, promoting engagement among Sonoma County locals and Bay Area tourists alike. Cleve Jones’ enduring commitment to human rights and community building is evident in his involvement in the Russian River Pride Parade, showcasing his dedication to creating inclusive and celebratory spaces.

Pride in Sonoma County - Out in the Vineyard

Pride lives in our history, our families, our homes, and our businesses every day. We spoke with Gary Saperstein, owner of Out in the Vineyard and talked about all things Pride in Sonoma County.

Love & Laughter

This is the ideal trip for a friend’s getaway or couple’s escape. Make your cheeks hurt from laughing and thrills as you experience sweeping views, leisure-filled afternoons, and maybe even try something new.
Led by Brian and Johnathan of The Gay Beards

Explore The Itinerary

Experience Gratitude

In Sonoma County, there is beauty and magic in every detail, and this trip gives you time to appreciate each one. Fill your spirit with limitless gratitude on this two-day trip with moments of mindfulness built right in.
Led by Mikah Meyer, Travel Expert, Speaker, and Advocate

Explore The Itinerary

Cultivated in Sonoma County with Radical Family Farms

Meet Leslie Wiser, owner and operator of Radical Family Farms in Sebastopol. Radical Family Farms puts a Sonoma County spin on traditional farming by centering on inclusivity and culinary culture through their vegetables, herbs and meals produced on the farm. The chemical-free, low till farm is a tribute to Leslie's ancestry allowing the family to reconnect to their cultural heritage.

Sonoma County Beyond the Wineglass - Adrian Chang

Co-owners of the renowned Mori House, Adrian Chang and his husband relocated to Sonoma County after meeting in Tokyo because they wanted to refocus on their respective crafts. For Adrian, that meant telling the story of his culture through traditional Asian cooking, made with incredibly fresh ingredients. We sat down with him to hear about how food is a celebration of his heritage, his time studying in Tokyo, and how ultimately Sonoma County called him back home from halfway across the world.

Reminiscence: A Sonoma County Love Story

Share a moment, & a lifetime.

See What's Being Said:

Travel + Leisure

Here's how Guerneville became the queerest part of Northern California wine country.

TimeOut

The best LGBTQ+ friendly small towns in the USA.

Additional Resources: