For millennia, people have said "in wine, truth", and if this saying is accurate, Sonoma, California might just be the most honest place on Earth. In its fertile soil and rolling hills grow some of the best grapes this side of Bordeaux, making Sonoma holidays an oenophile's dream come true.
In addition to the wine flowing like, well, wine, Sonoma offers tons of activities for anyone that craves a bit of culture while on holiday. This being California, the Great Outdoors beckons visitors to lace up their walking shoes and see Sonoma up close and personal. Whether it's the historic park downtown, fishing at the creek or taking in modern masterpieces at the museum, our Sonoma packages will save you money while you take in the sights.
You go to Las Vegas to gamble, in Hawaii you hit the beach, and in Sonoma, you drink wine—it's just what you do. By day, take one of Wotif’s awesome Sonoma car hire options to visit the local wineries where the grapes are grown. By night, retire those wheels and head downtown, where the real fun takes place. Many wineries have tasting lounges where you can unwind over a few glasses of your favourite vino.
Just up the street from the tasting lounges, you can step back in time, or if you've had a few, wobble back in time. Sonoma State Historic Park has a mission, a barracks, a hotel and other historic buildings dating as far back as 1823. After several glasses of cabernet, you may not remember everything you learned, but you can tell your friends at least you got some culture.
The next morning, break a sweat with a 5-km hike up the Sonoma Overlook Trail. Not only will you feel better, but the panorama of the surrounding valley will give you a birds-eye-view of which winery to visit next.
If you dirtied a few shirts with all that hiking and wine drinking, have no fear, for some of the best shopping around can be found downtown. There are several vintage shops for chic tops and jackets, and this being wine country, your Sonoma holiday wouldn't be complete without a trip to the cheese shop.
Our Sonoma holiday packages will leave you with plenty of cash to spend at the eateries downtown. You'll find farm fresh American cuisine, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mexican, Chinese and almost any other kind of grub you can imagine within two blocks. Plus, you won't need to travel far to finish your evening with a few drinks, as most of the town's bars are all within a few blocks of the town centre. If you're tired of purple teeth, hit one of the low-key taverns, pubs and cocktail bars, all just steps from Sonoma Plaza.
When it comes to finding Sonoma deals in wine country and nearby San Francisco holidays online, Wotif will get you the best lodging and airfares—so you can save your travel fund for food and, of course, wine. No matter where in California, the states or the world you're going, Wotif has you covered!
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