4 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

4 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

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Sonoma
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Guerneville
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Sonoma

— 1 night
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at VJB Cellars, then make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, and finally walk around Sonoma Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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San Francisco to Sonoma is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sonoma hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Guerneville.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Guerneville

— 2 nights
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, then surround yourself with nature on Sonoma Canopy Tours, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Guerneville day trip planner.

Drive from Sonoma to Guerneville in 1.5 hours. August in Guerneville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.