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Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

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Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

We'll be up to visit Sonoma State - wondering if we should spend the night in Sonoma or near the college in Rohnert? Is Sonoma 30 minutes away? Is there traffic headed towards Rohnert in the am?

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1. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

I would just stay in Rhonert Park unless you have a particular desire to stay in the charming town of Sonoma. There isn't a direct route between the two and Sonoma the town is on Hwy 12 and Rhonert Park is on Hwy 101. You would either need to go 101 to Santa Rosa to Hwy 12 to Sonoma, or 101 to 37 to 116 to 12.

Maybe you could stay the night in Sonoma after the college visit.

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2. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

thanks, appreciate it. With the commute I'll plan to stay in Rohnert - thanks

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3. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

Errr....it's Rhonert PARK....just so you know.

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4. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

Hmm, Puter, it's actually Rohnert Park.

The essence of suburbia.

I'd rather stay in Sonoma if I had to eat dinner there prior to my night's stay. After all, it is charming.

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5. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

Sorry about the misspelling, I was concentrating on the "Park" part.

Well, I would go for staying in Sonoma as well, but it sounds as if OP has schedules to meet the next morning. There can be traffic on Hwy 12, and 101 south from Santa Rosa, and on Hwy 37 between 121 and 101, as well as on 101 north to Rohnert Park.

Which is why I mentioned perhaps staying in Sonoma the second night, and yes, having dinner there in one of the wonderful restaurants around the Plaza.

Edited: 5:42 pm, January 26, 2013
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6. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

I agree with staying near the college if that is the primary purpose of your visit. (You wouldn't want to miss your tour or interview!) If time allows after, certainly head to Sonoma or even Healdsburg which is further north on Highway 101 and is also a cute little town around a square (not as large as Sonoma's but still nice).

The two are about the same distance away from Rohnert Park.

San Diego...
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7. Re: Visiting college - Sonoma or Rohnert?

thanks, that is what we'll plan to do -

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