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Sonoma Travel Guide

Hint: The name may be more synonymous with fine wine, but its stretch of coastline is just as intoxicating.

If you guessed Sonoma County, California, you're right!

Set among majestic redwoods, more than 250 wineries, and dynamic coastlines, Sonoma County provides an ideal getaway for those seeking a natural and romantic escape. Visitors can spend the day biking through the vineyards, hiking in the woods, shopping in boutique stores, or sightseeing along the coast. The area offers a range of places to stay, including B&Bs, campsites, and hotels.

The nearest major airport is in San Francisco.

(Photo: Carl Unger)About Sonoma

Sonoma is a county, a city, and a valley, which can be confusing for visitors who aren't yet aware of the distinctions. Come explore the many varieties of Sonoma wine country. read more

When to Visit Sonoma

Sonoma has both stretches of coast and inland valleys, but even with the topographical variety, temperatures are relatively moderate year-round. Seasonality varies slightly depending on the region of the county. Sonoma is most popular during the summer and through the end of the harvest in late September or early October. read more

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