Explore all that Sonoma has to offer: relaxation, outdoor scenery, fine dining, as well as entertainment.  There is something for the entire family when you travel to this little gem in the North Bay.

Sonoma Valley.  The beauty and tranquility of the rolling vineyards of Sonoma Valley captivates your senses. Offering all the quality and scenery of our neighbors to the East, Sonoma Valley is much less-traveled and doesn’t disappoint with world-class wineries and vineyards expanding the entire breadth of the Valley.  Boasting such wineries as Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Gundlach-Bundschu, Matanzas Creek Winery, Chateau St Jean, and Ravenswood, the Sonoma Valley is a world-class destination location which doesn’t disappoint. If your interests include the garden, antiques and inspirational, thought provoking art, the pet-friendly Cornerstone Sonoma awaits your arrival.

Foodie Haven. Head into the Sonoma Plaza for an assortment of shopping, entertainment and dining options.  Feeling a bit hungry?  Head over to The Girl and The Fig and try the Fig & Arugula salad paired with the Steak Frites.  For a perfect brunch, the Quiche Lorraine can’t be beat. Or sample some of the amazing food, just off the plaza, at Café La Haye, a favorite among locals and visitors alike.  Nearby Della Santina’s Trattoria serves up some of the best Italian food in the region. And while in Sonoma, be sure to make an effort to experience the Portuguese culinary effort at LaSalette Restaurant … simply mouthwatering.

Rich History. Explore Sonoma’s historic past with a stroll through the Mission San Francisco Solano, the northernmost and last of the California Missions, founded in 1823. The Plaza offers a number of historic sites which will give you a sense of California’s rich and diverse history.  Or travel Northwest of the Plaza and you can find Jack London Park, a picturesque 39 acres including a museum, London's gravesite and the ruins of Wolf House; the park now includes most of London's holdings and is a National Historic Landmark.  Did you know?  The Sonoma Plaza was the site of the Bear Flag Revolt where a small group of American settlers in California rebelled against the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic in 1846.

For the Love of Kids. Located just one mile south of the Plaza in Sonoma, Train Town features a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and goes through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview, a miniature town and petting zoo.

Adrenaline 101. For those of you in quest of a less-relaxing outing in Sonoma, look no further than the Audi Sportscar Experience, the only location in North America to enhance your driving skills while discovering the capabilities of Audi performance models.   Under the supervision of professional drivers, you can experience the true potential of Audi’s R8 sports car, as well as the S and RS models.

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