To experience all that Sonoma County has to offer almost immediately after stepping off the plane, plan to fly into the Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport , conveniently located in the heart of Wine Country. And when it comes to lodging , Sonoma is chock full of quaint inns and luxury resorts to choose from, whether you’re looking for a plush romantic getaway or a picturesque stay surrounded by vineyards. We adore the Kenwood Inn and Spa for its relaxing ambiance, the Hotel Healdsburg for its urban sophistication, the Ledson Hotel for its Old World charm, and the Timber Cove Resort for its rustic modern vibes and ocean views.
There are over 400 diverse wineries in Sonoma County, each brimming with Sonoma’s signature friendly, down-to-earth approach to good wine. Some of our favorites include J Vineyards in Healdsburg, Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, and St. Francis Winery in Santa Rosa.
There is, of course, much more to do in Sonoma Wine Country than just wine tasting. For nature fans, try zipping through 2,000 year-old redwood trees with Sonoma Canopy Tours , or plan to trek your way through the Sonoma Valley with Wine Country Trekking . If savoring good cuisine is on your agenda, don’t miss experiencing Sonoma’s many restaurants , from Michelin-starred restaurants to family-run, farm-to-table eateries to local California gems, or check out a cooking class with Ramekins Cooking School . When you need a break from wine tasting, plan to stop into one of Sonoma’s many craft breweries , opt for a cocktail pairing at Hanson of Sonoma Distillery, or get out in nature with a visit to one of Sonoma’s historic parks and attractions .