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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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neidetcher
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time in Sonoma. We spent 3 days drinking wine, eating cheese and bread, and enjoying chocolate. It was perfect! Highly recommend going. We also went to the farmer's market on Tuesday which was great music and food. I recommend taking a tour it was worth the money.

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Tampa, Florida
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192 reviews 192 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had not been to the wine country for a few years and found we had missed it. We choose Sonoma this time and found Sonoma to be just beautiful and to us nicer than Napa. Over 100 wineries to vista if you can make all of them and everywhere you drive vineyards to look at. I might recommend a... More

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Boston
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Move over Napa, Sonoma is here. This cute little town is easy to get around and has a great center shopping area. Even better on Tuesday night's they have a Farmers market with food trucks that is not to be missed. Everybody brings their wine buys their food and has a picnic while listening to live music. Great wineries and... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My major motivation for this trip was Napa Valley, but once in there, I ended up loving Sonoma much more, its wineries are older and so full of charming. I will definitely go back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I would move there if I won the lottery! We loved the landscape, the people, the food, and of course, the wine.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sonoma may be less known than Napa but it's certainly more pleasant to visit. It's less crowded, less pretentious and more laid-back.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We drove down Highway 12 and stopped at a number of vineyards for the wine tasting. One of the most refreshing experiences and at a very reasonable price. Sonoma is very beautiful. Looking forward to returning to the Valley. If you don't want to drive and instead enjoy the numerous wine tasting, you can hire a 'driver' to take you... More

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Burke, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed wine at BR Cohn, Tin Barn, Ledson, and Hanna. Also liked our walk through the redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods State Park and the views at Bodega Bay.

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Helena, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our first time to Sonoma and we loved it!! We meet our friends who live in Sonoma and they took us too the Square in town, I loved the walk, and the town! I would move there if I could afford to live there. Very quaint and lovely place, lots of Restaurants, and enjoyed some tasting of the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped for wine tastings and eating. Favorite town Healdsburg. We walked the square at both Sonoma and Healdsburg but had wonderful art galleries and shops.

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