Top Activities in Sonoma

While Sonoma County is most well known for it’s wine, there are far more activities that most don’t even know about. With a rich culture and history, beautiful scenery beyond the bountiful vineyards, gourmet food scene, and more, Sonoma doesn’t fall short of being a little slice of heaven. Here are the best ways to spend your time while you visit.

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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley Including Lunch

453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $125

Take a unique ride in the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley modeled after iconic cable cars in San Francisco while your guide teaches you about historic landmarks you will pass. Visit three wineries with regional varieties and enjoy lunch from a local winery.

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Join-in Flight in Sonoma

21870 8th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $300

Mark off your bucket-list and take a hot air balloon over Napa and Sonoma and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills and wineries.

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Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour

100 Marina Rd. Lot A, Geyserville, CA
Price: $129

Ride from the Ranch at Lake Sonoma along the Southlake Trail. Enjoy up close views of vineyards and Lake Sonoma as well as Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mt St Helena

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Independent Hassle-free Bike Rental in Sonoma

1254 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $50

Pedal around Sonoma at your own pace with a hassle free bike rental. Your rental includes a map, lock, handlebar bag, and helmet, and before you take off you can ask for tips on where to go.

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Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

Visitor Center, 10451 CA-1, Jenner, CA 95450
$135

Enjoy the outdoors of Sonoma on this paddling and beach walking expedition. Spend 3 hours exploring the Russian River where it meets the ocean and enjoy views of birds, seals, and maybe even whales.

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Sonoma Wine Country Bike Tour

A Place to Play, 2375 W 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Price: $189

Cruise around Sonoma via bike and visit two to three wineries. Your guide will provide commentary on highlights of Sonomas viticultural history.

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Sidecar Sonoma Valley Wine tours

Sonoma City Manager, 1 The Plz, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $350

This small group tour takes you to three wineries in Napa Valley where you’ll have time to taste various wines. After you explore the rolling hills via sidecar, enjoy a picnic style lunch.

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Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

Pick up from most central San Francisco hotels and hostels
Price: $169

Spend time admiring the redwoods via trails in Muir Woods then go to Sonoma and Napa Valley for wine and cheese tasting. On your tour you’ll also get to see views of San Fransisco, Alcatraz, and the Marin Headlands.

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