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Spend a Day Biking to Wineries

Don’t leave Sonoma without slowing down to experience it by bike! Join a guided bike tour hosted by a knowledgeable local Tour Guide and visit local wineries for tastings. Or rent bikes and chart your own course with the aid of Sonoma Valley Bike Tours’ custom route maps and advice from their knowledgeable team.

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Soar Above the Vineyards

Experience a Sonoma sunrise in a magical way you’ll never forget. Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will act as your guide pointing out local points of interest and the valley’s extraordinary beauty. Enchantment, romance and excitement fill every colorful moment of this graceful adventure.

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Take Flight in a Vintage Biplane

Strap on your flying helmet, climb up the wing and get snug in the open-air cockpit of a vintage biplane for a thrilling, nostalgic and ultra-romantic tour of wine country. Choose to tour the majestic vineyard landscape or opt for a flight south towards San Francisco with views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Discover Di Rosa Preserve

Tucked amid the vineyards, the Di Rosa Preserve is home to a jaw-dropping collection of more than 2000 pieces of modern and contemporary art works in spaces both indoors and out. A 1/3-mile trail winds through a Sculpture Meadow with large-scale installations. At every turn, the 200-acre site offers views of landscaped,

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Play a Game of Bocce

When you realize the sport of bocce originated with the Greeks and the Romans, it makes sense why it feels so natural to play with a glass of wine in hand. The rules are simple and it’s easy to learn, making it a game beginners can learn to enjoy quickly.

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Take to the Local Trails

For a quick hike with views, check out the Sonoma Overlook Trail. The adjacent Montini Open Space Preserve offers increased trail options to easily extend your hike. Jack London State Historic Park offers more than 10 miles of trails and fire roads that trek through grassy meadows, oak woodlands, and mixed forests.

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Attend a Winery Music Festival

Celebrated for its curated music and food & wine pairings, Huichica [wiCHEE kah], offers four stages of up-and-coming artists and food options from the North Bay’s most respected restaurants paired with estate wines from the host venue, Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Set amongst 300 acres of stunning vineyards, this historic winery offers critically-acclaimed wines,

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Tour a Botanical Garden

Quarryhill is a 25-acre botanical garden of mature, flowering plants from Asia. Magnolias, dogwoods, maples, birches, roses, lilies, rhododendrons, and many others grace the garden’s paths with hidden places to sit and relax, while surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, and vistas of the Sonoma Valley. Quarryhill welcomes visitors year round to enjoy our Asian woodland garden,

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Take the Kiddos to Train Town

Located just one mile south of the Plaza in Sonoma, Train Town features a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and goes through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview – a miniature-scale town and petting zoo. In addition to the train,

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Stop to Smell the Lavender

If you’ll be in Sonoma Valley during lavender blooming season, between May and July, a visit to Matanzas Creek Winery is a must. During lavender season, you’ll be greeted by rows upon rows of lush purple lavender, olive groves, native grasses, and even some local wildlife. Visitors can stroll through the gardens,

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