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Things to do in Sonoma

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Sonoma. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Sonoma attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Sonoma to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Sonoma.

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  • Bacchus Glass

    If you’ve never seen glassblowing in person, stop by this shop a few miles south of downtown Sonoma and watch artist and master glassblower Frank C... More
  • Cornerstone Gardens

    Since opening in 2004, Cornerstone's Gardens has drawn international acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journa... More
  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

    As one of the larger producers in Sonoma, this winery is big enough to be split between two different sites: Villa Fiore, an Italian-inspired struc... More
  • Hanzell Vineyards

    J.D. Zellerbach, once ambassador to Italy during the Eisenhower administration, created Hanzell in 1948. Current proprietor Alexander de Brye took ... More
  • Quivira Vineyards & Winery

    Quivira Vineyards and Winery is a large estate powered by solar energy and biodynamic farming practices. The Coho salmon-filled Wine Creek runs thr... More
  • Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School

    Designed for home chefs rather than restaurant professionals, this cooking school has a great range of short-format courses to help you brush up on... More
  • Ram's Gate Winery

    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... More
  • Sonoma Valley Cyclery

    Open seven days a week, Sonoma Valley Cyclery offers varied services to guests who want to tour the Sonoma wine country and community. Opened in 19... More
  • The Olive Press

    Wine-growing regions tend to be equally well suited for olive groves—hence the success of this14-year-old company, which produces high-quality extr... More
  • Zephyr Adventures

    Montana-based Zephyr Adventures has been running active trips for more than a decade, and recently the company added wine itineraries that bring tr... More

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