FoodThe restaurants in Sonoma are top notch, with lots of farm to table options and great places to hang out. My personal favorite is The Girl and The Fig, but you can't beat any of the options below.
Historic & Fun Spots to ExploreSince the city itself began in the 1800's there is a lot of history to explore in this area. Mission San Francisco Solano is the northernmost California mission and it has been beautifully recreated by the state parks system. This is also where the Bear Flag Revolt started and you can see a plaque dedicated to it in the Sonoma Plaza.
HikingWhile I haven't got a chance to hike too much in the area, the amazing Jack London State Park is a great place to explore. There are dozens of miles of trails here that lead to many different spots important to the author and his influence on the Sonoma Valley.
WineriesOf course, wineries are a main reason to come to the Sonoma Valley. While there are dozens and dozens to try a few of my personal favorites are below.
HotelsWhen staying in Sonoma, you want to be as close as possible to the Sonoma Plaza. This allows you to leave your car at the hotel and just walk to all the different options the plaza provides. I personally love the Cottage Inn & Spa as it is quaint and has a ton of charm. Plus, they deliver fresh pastries to your room every morning.
VideosIf you want more inspiration, check out the videos I made on Sonoma below.
24 Hours in Sonoma
Jack London State Park