Discovering Northern California
Sonoma County

Sonoma County
Coastline, Redwoods, Rivers, Valleys & Vineyards

Whatever you're looking for in Sonoma County - wineries, nature and wildlife, luxury spas and shopping, a romantic getaway - you're sure to find plenty to delight you!

You may not know it, but Sonoma played a pretty big role in the events that led up to Mexican-owned Norte California becoming a part of the United States, and ultimately achieving statehood.

The event was dubbed the Bear Flag Revolt.

If you'd like to know more about it, visit Sonoma Plaza History.

In the meantime, the county of Sonoma invites you to:

  • beach it along the California coast in Bodega, Sea Ranch, or Jenner;
  •  explore the Russian River and resort towns like Guerneville;
  • bicycle the beauty of the back country roads;
  • relive California's early history at Sonoma Plaza;
  •  laze around or shop till you drop in the Wine Country towns of Sonoma, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Healdsburg...

 whatever you're into, you'll love Sonoma!

From Sonoma's Coastal Shores
to Her Inland Valleys

The residents of Sonoma are full of vim and vigor, thanks to the pioneers and explorers responsible for settling the county.

They were fiercely independent mavericks and their descendants are molded in their style.

Sonoma is a land of spunk and attitude with a little nose thumbing thrown into the mix!

What you won't find is pretentiousness!

From Bodega Bay to Gualala, the drive along California State Highway 1 is dramatic and ever-changing.

It's dotted with beaches, state parks, creeks and rivers that join the sea, little towns and old settlements, and migrating whales along the Sonoma coast...

Spend time along the Russian River, and enjoy the historic river
resort towns, explore the redwoods, and discover 19th century-style storefronts, boutiques, cafes, and pubs.

Explore the inland towns of Petaluma, where American Graffiti was filmed; Santa Rosa, the largest city in Sonoma; and - of course - Sonoma itself, with its wineries, cheese factories, and historic plaza.

Drive the backroads of Sonoma to explore the Valley of the Moon: discover vineyards and family farms, Lake Sonoma, plus Glen Ellen and Jack London State Historic Park.

I know we hear this said all the time, but Sonoma truly has something for everyone!

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