Top Family Activities in Sonoma County

Top Family Activities in Sonoma County

Many may think a trip to Sonoma County is only fit for an adult audience, but fortunately this is not the case. In addition to its famous wine culture, Sonoma County is packed with activities for everyone, regardless of their age. We’ve collected the best things you can do together as a family, and some even have wine tasting for the grown ups so you won’t miss out on what you want to do.

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Two people wearing helmets ride electric tricycles on a sunny rural road lined with vineyards and trees, showcasing one of the top family activities Sonoma County has to offer. The person in front is smiling, while the rider behind follows slightly further back, both enjoying the stunning hilly landscape.
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3 hr Guided Wine Country Tour in Sonoma on Electric Trike (2 person min)

Free parking lot: 24 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476 | Meet: Just off of Sonoma Square, 414 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $155

Cruise through the rolling vineyards and orchards via the backroads in Sonoma and stop for historic sites like the General M.G. Vallejo Home, Mission San Francisco Solano, as well and culinary destinations. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample wine at one or two local wineries. (Note: children must be older than 5 to participate).

A colorful hot air balloon with a rainbow pattern floats above the ground near a body of water. The balloon's reflection is clearly visible in the calm water, and the surrounding area includes greenery and buildings under a clear blue sky—one of the top family activities Sonoma County offers.
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Join-in Flight in Sonoma

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

Be adventurous as a family and take a hot air balloon over Napa and Sonoma and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills and wineries. Once your flight has ended, enjoy a champagne toast and listen to some history of balloons and pilot stories. (Note: children must be 8 years old and at least 54” to participate).

Four people enjoy a sunny day on the water while kayaking—one of the top family activities in Sonoma County. Two yellow kayaks each hold an adult and a child, all wearing blue life jackets. The adults are smiling and one is making a peace sign with both hands, while the children joyfully hold their paddles. Rocky cliffs and greenery are visible in the background.
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Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

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

Spend quality time with your family on this gentle paddling and beach walking expedition. You’ll have three hours exploring the Russian River where it meets the ocean and enjoying views of birds, seals, and maybe even whales with an enthusiastic guide talking about your scenery throughout the tour.

A group of eight young adults in athletic clothing stand in a circle, smiling and placing their hands together in the center. They appear to be exercising outdoors with a clear sky and sunlight in the background, enjoying one of the top family activities Sonoma County has to offer.
Photo: Courtesy of @alley.kat.adventures

Sonoma Showdown Scavenger Hunt

Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Price: $30

Discover hidden gems in Sonoma on this scavenger hunt with a live and interactive remote host assisting you. Compete with other teams in various cities while you challenge yourselves and learn about the history and arts of Sonoma.

A small French Bulldog puppy sits wrapped in a red and white Santa Claus hat, surrounded by red and white striped Christmas presents and holiday decorations. One ear stands up while the other flops over, giving the puppy an adorable and curious expression, perfect for Top Family Activities Sonoma County.
Photo: Courtesy of Jakob Owens

1 Hour Private Professional Holiday Photoshoot in Sonoma

Confirm location upon reserving

Sonoma is one of the most beautiful destinations in California with amazing photo ops for you and your family in the wine fields, other beautiful spots in nature, or the village. Reserve a professional photographer to capture your best moments.

A group of people sits on an elevated safari vehicle in a grassland area with a fence in the foreground. In the background, zebras and other animals graze. A giraffe prominently faces the camera on the right, and another giraffe is visible on the left—a perfect example of Top Family Activities Sonoma County offers.
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Private Tour of Sonoma Wild Safari Animal Park and Sonoma Redwoods

Complimentary pickup and drop off anywhere in downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, Presidio, Mission District, Nob Hill, Japantown , Chinatown, Sausalito. Other location maybe added as well
Price: $801 per group-price may vary depending on size

This unforgettable experience will take you on a private open-air safari ride where you’ll get to see exotic animals from all over the world. Your guide will teach you about all the different species, including impalas, lemurs, antelope, ostriches, zebras, cheetahs, birds, and more as well as their habitats.

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