Sonoma

3 Days in Sonoma

Sonoma is a picturesque region in Northern California known for its superb wineries, stunning landscapes, and elevated cuisine. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, an outdoor enthusiast, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, Sonoma offers a diverse range of activities to suit every traveler’s taste.

THINGS TO DO IN SONOMA

Sonoma is synonymous with wine. With its rolling hills and sun-drenched vineyards, the area is home to some of the world’s most renowned wineries. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, exploring estates like Silver OakFlowers Vineyard & Winery, and DaVero Farms & Winery, each offering unique experiences from cellar tours to gourmet pairings.

The natural beauty of Sonoma is best explored outdoors. Hike the scenic trails of Jack London State Historic Park or embark on a kayaking journey down the Russian River. Cycling enthusiasts will find plenty of picturesque routes winding through the vineyards and countryside. A great place to rent bikes is Getaway Adventures; both their guided and self-guided tours are excellent. They even have e-bikes if you need a little extra help cycling through the rolling hills.

Explore Sonoma’s unique boutiques and artisan shops for one-of-a-kind finds. The region’s farmer’s markets are a treasure trove of local arts, crafts, and produce, perfect for souvenirs.

Throughout the year, Sonoma hosts various festivals and events, celebrating everything from wine harvests to music and culture. These events offer a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local community.

The best time to visit Sonoma is from late spring to early fall, when the weather is pleasant, and the vineyards are in full bloom. Getting around by car is easy, allowing you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. However, if you plan on wine tasting, then the easiest way to get around is by bike.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SONOMA

H2Hotel

Located in the heart of Northern Sonoma Wine Country, this eco-chic hotel features rooms with private balconies, organic aesthetic, and creative amenities.

FORA PERKS

  • $50 hotel / resort credit.
  • Complimentary bottle of wine.
  • Upgrade to next room category, based on availability.

 

Montage Healdsburg

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Sonoma Valley, Montage is an authentic hotel with a spa, zero-edge resort pool and three signature dining options.

FORA PERKS

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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PLACES TO EAT & DRINK IN SONOMA

Valette

A classic, gourmet restaurant with excellent service.

Bravas Bar de Tapas

An excellent tapas menu and a beautiful patio with heaters.

The Matheson

An upscale farm-to-table restaurant with an extensive wine list.

Lo & Behold Bar + Kitchen

The cocktails here are excellent. Try the ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ cocktail, it’s topped with an aquafaba foam.

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about Luxxe Travel

Brenda El-Ghazzawy is a Fora travel advisor and owner of Luxxe Travel. We curate the best experiences in food, wine, art, and culture. She’s lived with her family on Mercer Island since 2001. Website: https://luxxe.travel/

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