10 Best Things to Do in Sonoma County

Views of the Sonoma Coastline from Highway 1

Sonoma County is an amazing place to visit for wine lovers, food connoisseurs, adventure seekers, and nature lovers!  There are so many elevated experiences that you can have on your journey to Sonoma County since this is an area that has something to offer everyone. Here is a list of 10 of the best things to do in Sonoma County!

1.) Book a wine tour and lose yourself in the magic of Sonoma’s vineyard views.

Discover Sonoma’s secrets amongst the rolling hills and take in the breathtaking vineyard views of Sonoma County. Uncork the magic of Sonoma County.

Uncork the magic or Sonoma County and unleash your inner sommelier with Windsor Wine Tours. We craft unforgettable custom-tailored wine adventures tailored to your wine preferences, wine region, and the wine experience you are looking to have. Experience elevated wine experiences in wine country such as cave wine tours, hidden gems off the beaten path, and wine and food experiences. In Sonoma County, you will experience vibrant vineyards while sipping world-class wine. Let us at Windsor Wine Tours take you on an unforgettable wine tour while visiting Sonoma County.

Russian RIver Wine Country
Vineyards in Russian River (Healdsburg)

2.) Kayak and soak in the beauty of Sonoma County

Sonoma County is a wine and nature lover’s paradise. From kayaking near playful harbor seals in Jenner to navigating the serene waterways of the Russian River, you will find plenty of places to relax and reconnect with nature amidst Sonoma’s breathtaking beauty. In addition, you can kayak the Russian River with Russian River Adventures  or  River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe.

3.) Escape to Sonoma’s culinary haven

 In addition to being surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, you will also find that this is a foodie’s paradise with farm to table feasts, Michelin starred restaurants, and charming roadside stands such as Mike’s Truck Stop. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, both Cyrus and Single Thread offer an unforgettable epicurean experience. At Windsor Wine Tours, we also provide dinner transportation so reach out to us if that is something that you are interested in!

Sonoma County’s award-winning restaurants make it a food and wine connoisseurs paradise.

 4.) Soar above the vineyards in a hot air balloon ride

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride with Sonoma Ballooning or Up and Away Ballooning and enjoy stunning vineyard views. Soaring in a hot air balloon ride over Sonoma County is like floating on a cloud with incredible views of the rolling hills and vineyards. This is truly a must do adventure and elevated experience that leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Witness Sonoma’s beauty unfold beneath your feet, toast to life with sparkling wine, and share in a breathtaking sunrise with an ariel view of Sonoma’s most breathtaking vineyards.

 5.) Go on a ziplining adventure and soar through the Redwood Forrest

At Sonoma Zipline Adventures you will soar through the Redwood Forrest on a thrilling eco-tour. You can even spend the night in a treehouse with stunning views of these giant redwoods, while allowing you the option to rappel back down to the forest floor.

You will experience a deep connection with nature as you combine the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and the exhilarating experience of soaring through these majestic redwood giants.

 6.) Escape to the Sonoma Coast

Escape to the Sonoma Coast, enjoy the sound of the waves, and consider enjoying a picnic on the beach. You can stroll along the Kortum Trail and take in the stunning views of the rugged coastline. These views are even more breathtaking during sunset. If you spend a day on the coast and want a relaxing dinner with amazing sunset views, River’s End Restaurant has amazing views and stunning sunset views!

Sonoma Coastline
Sonoma Coastline (Jenner)

 7.) Create your own adventure!

Sonoma County has so much to offer! You can visit the archery range at Lake Sonoma, go horseback riding with amazing views at Horse Around Trail Rides or Chanslor.

You can go skydiving with NorCal Skydiving. Since California is the largest milk producer in the country, the California Cheese Trail leads you to many amazing places to sample flavorful cheeses and have unique experiences.

 8.) Replenish in the Redwoods

Breathe in the magic of towering redwoods at Armstrong Nature Preserve. In addition to Armstrong Nature Preserve, you can also escape to towering groves along the Pomo Canyon Trail on the Sonoma Coast. You will feel the earth beneath your feet and see the sun shining through these giant majestic redwoods. Sonoma County is the perfect place to reconnect with nature.

Armstrong Woods
Armstrong Redwoods State Park

 9.) Enjoy a spa day!

 Enjoy a spa day, relax, get pampered, and enjoy a glass of wine poolside in a cabana! If you are looking for this type of experience, Kenwood Inn and Spa is an excellent choice during your stay in wine country!

For a unique experience, visit the Kyoto style Japanese gardens at Osmosis Spa. Escape to your oasis of calm and melt away your stress. Rejuvenate and reconnect with this one of a kind wellness spa experience!

10.) Visit the charming towns of Healdsburg, Windsor, and Sonoma

 Enjoy the charming towns of Healdsburg, Windsor, and Sonoma for shopping, amazing restaurants, and wine tasting on foot!

If you are looking for a more affordable option, you can stay in the town of Windsor and it is right next to Healdsburg. The Town Green in Windsor and offers plenty of amazing restaurants, 5 wine tasting rooms to visit, and an amazing chocolate shop called Fleur Savage Chocolates with artisan chocolates and desserts that are truly divine! Windsor was also recently named one of the most charming towns by the Press Democrat and we couldn’t agree more!

Other charming towns are the downtown area of Healdsburg. The downtown Healdsburg area has plenty of places to go wine tasting, enjoy amazing restaurants, and go shopping. In addition, you will also find the downtown Sonoma Plaza in the town of Sonoma to be charming as well.

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