59 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

59 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

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Sonoma
— 27 nights
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Jenner
— 31 nights
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Sonoma

— 27 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Petaluma (Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue & Marin French Cheese Company). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley, contemplate the long history of Lachryma Montis, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, and learn about winemaking at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sonoma online vacation builder.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Sonoma to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jenner.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jenner

— 31 nights
Jenner is a small coastal town and census-designated place (CDP) with a population of about 136 in Sonoma County, California, U.S. It is located on the Pacific coast near the mouth of the Russian River. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Ross State Historic Park and Railroad Square Historic District. Museum-lovers will appreciate Charles M. Schulz Museum and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Jenner: Santa Rosa (Pacific Coast Air Museum, Safari West, &more), Healdsburg (Arista Winery, Gracianna Winery, &more) and Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, kick back and relax at Goat Rock Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, and take an in-depth tour of Sturgeons Mill.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jenner trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Jenner takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jenner

Wineries · Parks · Museums · 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.