On The Road


While Napa has made a strong name for itself as the “Wine Country” capital, Sonoma offers its own share of luxury hotels, over 425 historic wineries, and rolling vineyards. Sonoma is a short drive from both San Francisco and Napa, making it the perfect place for visitors to take in all that Northern California has to offer. Take in a farm-to-table dining experience or explore any of the 50 state and regional parks in the area. Sonoma’s country backdrop is stunning any time of year, but truly comes to life during the fall where the grape leaves turn an array of fiery reds and oranges. 

Best Food Best Food

Sonoma boasts a number of Michelin and fine dining establishments perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply a romantic evening. For dining in Sonoma square, check out local favorites The Girl and the Fig and Café La Haye. Want a more exotic dining experience? Enjoy delectable Indian cuisine at Delhi Belly Indian Bistro or simple indulge in some crispy fried chick from the Fremont Diner (be sure to arrive early as they sell out quickly). Travelers can also take in a fully organic Mexican meal at El Molino Central, where sweet lovers can enjoy some of the best ice cream in Northern California. Stop by Healdsburg for some classic “California Cuisine” at the Dry Creek Kitchen or BarnDiva, both known for their local organic selection and creative entrees. 


  • Top ice cream- Wicked Slush
  • Thursday night - movies in the square in Windor
  • Sunday morning- farmers market Windsor
  • Saturday morning- farmers Market Healdsburg
  • Wednesday nights- music in the square healdsburg

where to stay Where to Stay

Sonoma is filled with luxury accommodations that provide everything from award winning golf courses to first class spas. The Lodge at Sonoma Inn has impressive grounds that have become a central location for destination weddings, while the Inn at Sonoma combines both beautiful accommodations and a central location. If you’re looking for a place to stay on a budget, the Sonoma Valley Inn offers some of the best rates with clean rooms, a gym, and a pool, walking distance from downtown. 

Hotel Healdsburg, H2 Hotel

 drink wine Where to Drink

sonoma square

Best Hikes and Runs Best Hikes and Runs

  • Forget your gear? Check out the Healdsburg Running company located off of the square for a wide selection of quality running gear, or visit Spoke Folk Rental shop for all of your biking needs while you’re in town. If you’re looking to get in a straight forward work out in Sonoma, day passes are available at Park Point Health Club, where you’ll find spin bikes, treadmills, weights and an impressive Olympic sized pool. 

Road Biking Road Biking

  • For a quality bike ride venture slightly outside of Sonoma to Petaluma, where you’ll find 40 miles of rolling, low traffic, west Marin farmland.  If you’d like a more extended bike ride continue down the coast to Point Reyes and back up to Petaluma for a scenic 52 miles round trip. Healdsburg also boasts its own 67-mile loop with a scenic view of the river from Guerneville back down to Windsor using River Road. Get in a solid 40 mile long 35000 feet of climbing at the Healdsburg climbing Geysers, but aim to take it on during the fall as the summer is brutally hot. 

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