things to do in Sonoma Valley

A fun and family activity is to tour the Mission off the Plaza

The main attraction in Sonoma Valley is wine and food, but there are many other things to do in Sonoma Valley. The town of Sonoma is just 45 minutes from the San Francisco Golden Bridge. The Sonoma Plaza or Square is the focal point of this busy little wine country town. A walk around the Plaza will take visitors to many historic sites and to fabulous shopping and dining. There are plenty of things to do for the entire family. You can shop, dine, taste wine, and explore the historic sights. Here is our list of the top things to do in Sonoma, gateway to the Valley of the Moon.

Top Things to Do in Sonoma Valley

Take a walking tour of the historic sites around the Sonoma Plaza (pick up guide at the Visitor Center in the Plaza)

Have coffee and a pastry at the Basque Boulangerie Café, 460 First Street East

Window shop the streets and lanes surrounding the Sonoma Plaza

Visit the California Mission – San Francisco Solano de Sonoma

Ride the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley -A cable car wine tour

Hike in Sugarloaf State Park

Rent a bike and go on your own or take a guided bike ride in the Sonoma Valley

Do the tasting rooms around the Sonoma Plaza. We like Walt Wines and Pengloss Cellars.

Stop in at the famous Sonoma Cheese Factory

Visit Wildwood Farm in Kenwood home to many Japanese Maples and Dogwood plants

A very useful and handy book to have along as you explore the Sonoma Valley: Moon Spotlight Sonoma Valley

Additional wine country information on Sonoma Valley