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Sonoma Day Trips Worthy of a Drive

If you’ve spent any time at all in Sonoma, you know there are many Day Trips that are more than worthy of a Sunday drive – or a Monday drive, or a drive any day of the week!

Blessed with rolling hills, scenic views, forests, parklands, lush vineyards and farmlands, rivers and waterways, and a slow-down vibe, you'll never run out of new things to do in Sonoma!

Even a simple Sunday drive out into the country, with no destination in mind or necessary is full of wondrous surprises of beautiful vistas around every corner. So put on your road cap and your driving gloves - we're talkin' road trip!

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Sonoma County’s not all about wine, you know. There’s much more to it than that!

The gently rolling hills of the Coastal Mountain Range invite you to explore;

Acres of grape plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see to enchant throughout the seasons;

Hot springs and mud baths for luxurious weekends;

Parks and historical sites to explore;

Charming towns and villages to meander;

Beautiful mustard covering the fields in the Spring;

The reds, yellows, and russets of Autumn leaves;

Breath-taking coastline, river drives,  and ocean views; these are the things that Sonoma is made of as well! If you want to get to know Sonoma well, you need to see it all.

Sonoma Day Trips We're Sure You'll Love

Glen Lyon in Glen Ellen by Suzi RosenbergGlen Lyon in Glen Ellen by Suzi Rosenberg

What’s quieter and sleepier than Sonoma? Try a drive up through Glen Ellen!

It’s a charming, sleepy little village with lots to offer, and it leads to other adventures, like Jack London State Historic Park where the famous author lived with his beloved wife, Charmian, penned many of his books, and built his dream house, only to have it burn to the ground during construction.

Follow our Russian River Drive to enjoy an absolutely beautiful juant and to discover Guerneville (pronounced Gurnville, not Gurneyville), Monte Rio, and Jenner – places you won’t want to miss!

Take our Russian River Drive a step further and make a loop back to Sonoma. You’ll be traveling along the Pacific coastline with it’s dramatic views (and stops along the way for whale watching), then inland through Sebastopol, Santa Rosa (dinner might be in order by the time you reach Santa Rosa), and back to Sonoma Plaza!

And be sure to check back often, as I’ll be adding more Sonoma Sunday drives you can do in one day from Sonoma. There’s so much to explore!

  • Jack London SHP via Glen Ellen
    Bucolic country roads, fabulous scenery, a charming backroads village, and lots of history
  • Russian River Drive
    Follow the Russian River to the Pacific Ocean
  • Sonoma County Movie Locations Day Trip
    American Graffiti, The Birds...
  • Take an African Safari Day Trip
    One Insider Secret, coming up...

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