Why Sonoma County
Visiting Sonoma County’s famed Wine Country doesn’t mean you’re required to only taste wine, get massages, or explore 50-plus miles of Pacific coastline. (Though, doesn’t that sound delicious?)
With a zip line through the top of a redwood forest, an African safari, and a thrilling road course, Sonoma County boasts every type of activity, ensuring you have something to write home about. Hike through a regional park, or paddle down the Russian River in a canoe. Take a cooking class, visit a farm, learn to blend wine, play golf, dance the night away, or visit an art gallery.
With 1,400 miles of lightly traveled secondary roads and a growing system of off-road bike trails, Sonoma County appeals to a dedicated cyclist attacking mountain passes or a weekend rider eager to sip wine and cycle through the vines.
Further inland, Guerneville serves as both the West Coast’s “favorite gay and lesbian playground” and the entry point to the famed Armstrong Redwoods, a stand of old-growth trees where it is possible to get far from the crowds and enjoy the ancient giants in solitude.
Charming small towns typify western Sonoma County, with the “Bohemian Connection” encompassing bastions of freethinkers in Occidental, Freestone and Monte Rio. Excellent inns, small wineries, artisan foods, and even a spa that has gone “green” are to be found along the Bohemian Highway.