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Sonoma Valley

Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Valleys, Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
Description: One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging and scenery.
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Montreal, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I chose Sonoma Valley over Napa Valley as its more down to earth, less pricey and seems to have more cheese producers. I drove over to Napa one day just to compare and I was very happy I didn't setup in that Disney like area. Look into bunking up near Healdsburg.

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Hampden ME
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful getaway to Sonoma Valley. Its less crowded the Napa, more reasonable priced, and a bit more down to earth. We enjoyed our day trips in the area, amazing wine tastings, and the warm people.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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299 reviews 299 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Plenty of scenic wineries, a tasteful (and crowded) town square, many taco eateries, Jack London history, and only a short drive from San Francisco.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in Petaluma, and it was just a short excursion up US 101 to the wineries in the Sonoma Valley. We found that wine tasting here, was a lot less expensive than in the Napa Valley. The fact that it was closer than Napa to Petaluma was a plus. Our favorite winery was by far the Ferrari-Carano Winery. Their... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I don't know what I can say about the Sonoma Valley that hasn't already been alluded to by the millions of visitors over the years, or the hundreds of reviews on this site. What I can tell you is that all the great things you have heard about the Sonoma Valley are all true. Sonoma Valley, to me, appeals a... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I booked the wine tasting in Sonoma Valley through Thomas Cook and wanted to see the Muir Woods as well. This then puts the trip into two parts and my recommendation would be: (1) DO go and see the beautiful woods at Muir (2) DO make sure you get to see the beautiful town of Sausolito (3) DO go on... More

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Lejre, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't be afraid of the local habit of winetasting from ten am. You get used to it the very first day in Sonoma

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Sonoma, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sonoma offers the visitor a very enjoyable, relaxing, and restful opportunity to visit an area of California with a Norman Rockwellian atmosphere. There is something of interest for all ages from trains, art galleries, historical sites, a variety of places to eat, and a number of wineries to taste their vintages. The town square offers a place to picnic, for... More

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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sonoma valley is a blend of great views and wonderful wineries. The Plaza in downtown Sonoma is the place to be when you are not tasting wine in a vineyard. Great atmosphere.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved the easy nature of Sonoma. So many great wineries to visit! The people in the area are extremely friendly. The town square is beautiful and contains great restaurants and shopping. Can't wait to go back!

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