We believe our 3-day Sonoma Wine & Walking Tour is a perfect way to get a taste of what the area is all about. You get to “take a peek behind the curtain” by taking leisurely walks through private vineyards and connecting with people within the wineries that you may otherwise never see or meet.
But if you are looking to extend your vacation a bit longer, we have a few recommendations on what to do in Sonoma County once you’ve tasted your fill of their incredible wines.
Where to go and what to do in Sonoma County:
Take a stroll underneath the majestic redwoods
A lot of visitors are surprised to find out that there are Sequoia or redwood trees living in Sonoma County. The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve offers trails for you to wander and ponder the awe-inspiring heights of these beautiful trees.
There’s more to taste in Sonoma than just wine
You’ve tasted the wonderful wines of Sonoma County, now try their incredible beers and spirits! You’ll have your pick of a good number of breweries and distilleries in the area, including Russian River Brewing Company, Lagunitas Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary, and Lost Republic Disitilling Company.
Feed your inner intellectual and head to the Museums of Sonoma County
Discover the regions rich history, art, and culture through engaging exhibits at the History Museum of Sonoma County and the Art Museum of Sonoma County. You can even check out the progress of The Sonoma County Fire Project, a collection of history and cultural projects dedicated to preserving the stories of the 2017 wildfires that swept through the area. These projects are designed to benefit the Sonoma County community in the spirit of restoration and healing. Photo Credit: Art Museum of Sonoma County
Paddle along the Russian River
You may have tasted the exquisite wine from the Russian River AVA, now explore the river it is named after! There are many options along the river to rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard to cruise along on your own or to join up with a group and head out for a guided tour to spot local wildlife. You can even pack a picnic to enjoy along one of the many beaches.
Explore Sonoma’s agritourism Farm Trails
Established over 40 years ago, the Sonoma County Farm Trails offers visitors the opportunity to visit local farms, meet with local producers, and learn first-hand about the origins of their food. Their mission is to ensure the continuing economic viability of Sonoma County agriculture by instilling an appreciation of agriculture as a vital part of our community/lifestyle.
As you can see, Sonoma County is way more than just a wine region. There is so much to see and do! We’d recommend joining us on a Sonoma Wine & Walking Tour and adding on a few more days to explore on your own. Have fun!