More than 40 of the Best Things to Do in Sonoma

When it comes to things to do in Sonoma, wine tasting is only the beginning! We’ve compiled a resource here to guide you to the very best experiences in Sonoma. Choose from outdoor adventures, things to do besides wine tasting, things to do with kids, activity options for groups, team-building ideas for corporate groups and more!

Included in our extensive roundup below: Six totally free things to do in Sonoma, more than 20 family-friendly things to do and more than 25 things to do in Sonoma besides wine tasting.

Spend a Day Biking to Wineries

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. Custom private tour options are also available for both leisure groups and corporate team-building activities.

Learn More: Sonoma Valley Bike Tours

Soar Above the Vineyards

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.

Learn More: Up & Away Ballooning, Sonoma Valley Balloons, Wine Country Balloons

Take Flight in a Vintage Biplane

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.

Learn More: Vintage Aircraft Co., Napa Valley Biplane, Coastal Air Tours

Tour a Botanical Garden

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, containing a rich diversity of Asian flora. All seasons in the garden have their own beauty. Self-guided tours are available without reservation and docent-led tours are available by reservation.

Learn More: Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Ditch the Wine for Beer

Ditch the Wine for Beer

An undefined percentage of Sonoma Valley visitors are reluctantly dragged along on a trip to wine country to appease their wine-loving spouses. While everyone around them is sipping and swirling, they’re just dying for a cold beer. Fortunately, an increasing number of specialty breweries and pubs provide plenty of options for those who prefer a cold mug of suds over a glass of cult Cabernet.

Learn More: Carneros Brewing Co., Sonoma Springs Brewing Co., Palooza, Hopmonk Tavern, Olde Sonoma Public House

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