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Top things to do in Sonoma County

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Ranked #1 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Nature and Parks

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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Ranked #2 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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 Valley (Sonoma)
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$102* and up
Ranked #3 of 111 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 #4 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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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Safari West (Santa Rosa)
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$80* and up
Ranked #5 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a... more » Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a lifetime for intrepid travelers from around the globe - and, it is closer than you think! The entire Safari West experience is a kid-friendly adventure for families to enjoy together. Our tours are designed to educate guests of all ages and we have found that families are truly inspired as they learn from and share with one another. At Safari West we strive to actively promote conservation and environmental education concepts to our guests, whether they are with us for an hour or a week. The whole experience at Safari West is one of building connections and making discoveries; getting back to basics and enjoying the profound simple pleasures of family and nature that are all too often overlooked. If anything is “not to be missed,” it is that sense of serenity one finds while gazing at graceful giraffe nuzzling her newborn or the surge of raw adventure while witnessing an energetic herd of wildebeest galloping across the horizon. Overnight lodging is also available - the true 'glamping' experience! « less
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Bodega Head (Bodega Bay)
Ranked #6 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations
A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
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Rancho Obi-Wan (Petaluma)
Ranked #7 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Museums
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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Ranked #8 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Healdsburg Plaza (Healdsburg)
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$150* and up
Ranked #9 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Libraries; Specialty Museums
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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Sonoma Plaza (Sonoma)
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$102* and up
Ranked #11 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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Ranked #12 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Historic Sites; State Parks
Owner description: Jack London State Historic Park, comprised of 1400 acres, is the legacy of Jack London, one of America's most famous authors.... more » Owner description: Jack London State Historic Park, comprised of 1400 acres, is the legacy of Jack London, one of America's most famous authors. The park offers historic buildings dating to the late 1870's, great scenic beauty and more than 20 miles of trails open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The park is open year-round, 7 days, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. There is no camping. Day Use fee is $10/car. Historic buildings include the House of Happy Walls, the Wolf House Ruin, barns, the Cottage where Jack London lived and died and the famous "Pig Palace". « less
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Spring Lake Park (Santa Rosa)
Ranked #13 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Florence Avenue (Sebastopol)
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$175* and up
Ranked #14 of 111 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 #15 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Beaches; State Parks
A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.
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Ranked #16 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Other
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Locals Tasting Room (Geyserville)
Ranked #17 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Wineries
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Annadel State Park (Santa Rosa)
Ranked #18 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
This park offers a great variety of wildflowers.
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$155* and up
Ranked #19 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Historic Sites; State Parks
Owner description: Good news-continuing past Labor Day, we will be open 4 days a week, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Originally built by... more » Owner description: Good news-continuing past Labor Day, we will be open 4 days a week, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Originally built by Russians in 1812, Fort Ross became a state park in 1909. Today the 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: Russian Orthodox chapel, replica Russian-style windmill, historic buildings and exhibits, cannons, historic cemetery and orchard, and a 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 111 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 #21 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Other
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$45* and up
Ranked #22 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This tour company offers guided canoe and rafting tours, priced at $45/adult and $22/child under 12.
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Ranked #23 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Art Galleries; Wineries
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Ranked #24 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #25 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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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Ranked #26 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: ; State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Missions; Spas
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$155* and up
Ranked #28 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Deserts; State Parks; Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
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 #29 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Doran Beach (Bodega Bay)
Ranked #30 of 111 attractions in Sonoma County
Category: Beaches
Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
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