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Things to do in Sonoma County

 

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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (Guerneville)
Ranked #1 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve is a beautiful, natural respite from the city, and the crowds of Muir Woods. It is a true gem located in Sonoma County.   A.R... more »

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Sonoma Valley (Sonoma)
Ranked #2 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Valleys; Wineries
Owner description: One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging... more » Owner description: One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging and scenery. « less
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Ranked #3 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #4 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: A Racing School with World-class instructors operating from a state-of-the-art facility at the finest road course in America.... more » Owner description: A Racing School with World-class instructors operating from a state-of-the-art facility at the finest road course in America. The Simraceway Performance Driving Center graduates hundreds of career-minded racers and thousands of motoring enthusiasts each year, so whether you're seeking a life-changing experience or yearning for the experience of a lifetime, take a look at the wide range of programs and courses we offer to find out what we can do for you. « less
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Sonoma Plaza (Sonoma)
Ranked #5 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks
Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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Bodega Rock (Bodega Bay)
Ranked #6 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Geologic Formations
One of the most challenging reefs in the bay, loaded with sharks and shipwrecks.
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Ranked #7 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks; Historic Sites
Owner description: This park, sprawled across 1,400 acres, was owned and developed by author Jack London. He affectionately named his property,... more » Owner description: This park, sprawled across 1,400 acres, was owned and developed by author Jack London. He affectionately named his property, Beauty Ranch and planned on building his dreamhouse here. « less
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Ranked #8 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #9 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Specialty Museums; Libraries
Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who made... more » Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who made Santa Rosa his adopted hometown. The museum features an early mural of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, a wood relief sculpture of Snoopy showing the changes in the famed cartoon dog's appearance over the years and Schulz's actual work studio. « less
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Spring Lake Park (Santa Rosa)
Ranked #10 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Parks
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Florence Avenue (Sebastopol)
Ranked #11 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

A favorite free thing to do in Sebastopol is to stroll Florence Avenue. This residential neighborhood is a veritable outdoor art exhibit with whimsical junk sculptures by Patick... more »

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Ranked #12 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Beaches; State Parks
A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.
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Ranked #13 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: YOU.THE TRACK. THE TRUTH The track, the cars, the exhilaration. There is only one place in North America to enhance... more » Owner description: YOU.THE TRACK. THE TRUTH The track, the cars, the exhilaration. There is only one place in North America to enhance driving skills while discovering the capabilities of Audi performance models-Audi Forum at Sonoma Raceway. Under the expert supervision of top professional drivers, you can experience the true performance potential of the R8 sports car, along with the S and RS models. « less
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Annadel State Park (Santa Rosa)
Ranked #14 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks
This park offers a great variety of wildflowers.
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Bodega Head (Bodega)
Ranked #15 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Geologic Formations; Beaches
A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
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Ranked #16 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks; Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water; Deserts
Owner description: Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for... more » Owner description: Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers. « less
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Ranked #17 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Art Galleries; Theaters
Owner description: Where the stars meet the vines, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts presents world-class performances in the heart of Sonoma wine... more » Owner description: Where the stars meet the vines, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts presents world-class performances in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Have an up-close and personal experience with your favorite headline entertainers and legendary performing artists in the Center’s intimate theater, where no seat is further than 75 feet from the stage. Year-round performances feature the world’s best music, dance, theater, comedy, family programs and speaker events. « less
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Ranked #18 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Specialty Shops
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Ranked #19 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks; Historic Sites
Owner description: Good news-from April 1st through September, Fort Ross is open on FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS! Originally built by... more » Owner description: Good news-from April 1st through September, Fort Ross is open on FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS! Originally built by Russians in 1812, Fort Ross became a state park in 1909. Today 3,400 acre park offers pristine natural landscapes as well as historic structures and exhibits that bring to life the former Imperial Russian settlement, early California Ranch era, and the Kashaya territory. Some of the points of interest are: Chapel, windmill, historic buildings and exhibits, cannons, old cemetery, historic orchard and San Andreas Fault Marker. You can also enjoy Sandy Cove Beach and numerous trails. Activities include hiking, swimming, marine mammal watching, and more. « less
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Ranked #20 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: Founded by Charles Schulz, "Snoopy's Home Ice," has become a community center as well as the place the comic strip artist... more » Owner description: Founded by Charles Schulz, "Snoopy's Home Ice," has become a community center as well as the place the comic strip artist loved best. « less
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Rancho Obi-Wan (Petaluma)
Ranked #21 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Owner description: A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan is a distinctive interactive experience unlike that offered by any other museum, exhibit, archive,... more » Owner description: A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan is a distinctive interactive experience unlike that offered by any other museum, exhibit, archive, or memorabilia collection. The museum houses the Guinness World Records largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and tours of the private collection are guided by owner Steve Sansweet. Rancho Obi-Wan appeals to avid Star Wars fans, who can spend hours asking Steve questions on topics ranging from action figures to screen-used props. The museum also attracts non-core fans with exhibits that show the interaction of Star Wars and popular culture, the immense changes in technology and the workplace that happened in less than four decades, and the worldwide reach of Star Wars as seen through the lens of international culture. Even those with just a casual interest in Star Wars will appreciate the outstanding quality of the visuals and immersive environments, along with the stories Steve spins. « less
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Healdsburg Plaza (Healdsburg)
Ranked #22 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
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Snoopy's Home Ice (Santa Rosa)
Ranked #23 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
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Ranked #24 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #25 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: Infineon Raceway celebrates 40 years of racing during the 2008 Big O Tires Racing Season, as the Sonoma Valley facility once... more » Owner description: Infineon Raceway celebrates 40 years of racing during the 2008 Big O Tires Racing Season, as the Sonoma Valley facility once again hosts the most diverse racing schedule in the country. Located just 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 1,600-acre facility serves as the gateway to the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. « less
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Ranked #26 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #27 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Theaters
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Lake Sonoma (Healdsburg)
Ranked #28 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #29 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 100 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who... more » Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who introduced over 800 new plant varieties, including the Idaho Potato. The site includes an acre of gardens with many of the naturalist's creations, a beautiful greenhouse he built in 1889, and his Greek Revival home. « less
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