Plan Your Visit
Stretching 17 miles through rolling vineyards, lush forests, and stunning mountaintop vistas, Sonoma Valley will win you over with its breathtaking beauty, smalltown charm, and warm hospitality. Just 45 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma Valley is the ideal escape for travelers looking to slow down and enjoy the best of California’s food and wine scene.
With 100+ award-winning, locally-owned, artisan wineries, restaurants, and boutiques, there’s enough to keep the average visitor busy for years. But that’s just for starters. The Valley is also a hotspot for history buffs, who will relish how its colonial past is intertwined with the birth of modern California.
Lovers of the outdoors will delight in hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, exquisite regional and state parks, adventuring opportunities from ballooning to ziplining, and a picnic culture that has become a local way of life.
Sonoma Valley’s art scene is home to an annual international film festival and writers’ conference, incredible galleries and museums, as well as arts centers where visitors can come to learn. Live music is a regular event at many bars, hotels and lounges, while art films, music and other live performances can be found at our local theatres and larger event spaces.
Hosting festivals nearly every week in season, Sonoma’s historic plaza is as dynamic a cultural hub as it is a place of respite, where you’re sure to meet visitors from all corners of the world while wandering through the weekly farmer’s market, listening to live music, or joining the next celebration.
When planning your visit, consider the kind of experience you want to have, the season you’ll be traveling here, and let us give you a hand here on our website with the planning. Start by ordering our annual Sonoma Valley Visitors Guide, consult our team of expert visitor service representatives at our two visitors’ centers, and browse our calendar of events for inspiration. There’s more to do than you can possibly imagine, so take a tip from the locals and slow down, take it all in, and follow where your heart leads you.
Enjoy your stay in Sonoma Valley! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Sonoma Valley encompasses a rolling patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic parkland. In the center of town, the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza is a National Historic…