Sonoma

Sonoma Travel Guide

Articles about Sonoma

By Katy McColl
THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. They come to eat well at beautiful bistros and sleep well...
By Kathleen Beckett
THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. They come to eat well at beautiful bistros and sleep well...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

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By Katrina Brown Hunt

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By Katrina Brown Hunt

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By Katrina Brown Hunt

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Hotels in Sonoma

At the Sea Ranch Lodge—a rambling, 1970s-era complex with weathered cedar-plank walls that blend into the surrounding banks of sea grass—the only guest room without an ocean view offers a private hot tub instead.

Restaurants in Sonoma

A Sonoma County favorite since 1997, this charming spot serves French-country cuisine for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Things to do in Sonoma

Howard Backen’s barnlike complex near the town of Sonoma houses several salons and lounges; choose between a flight of four, a five-course food-and-wine pairing, or a picnic by the pond.