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

Bottle Your Own Custom Blend

Bottle Your Own Custom Blend

Feeling daring or like you might have an innate talent for crafting a classic, California wine blend? Ravenswood Winery offers a blending experience to allow novices to learn and participate in the art of winemaking. During this experience, you’ll blend you own perfect mélange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375 ml bottle.

Learn More: Ravenswood Winery

Take to the Local Trails

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. Elevation changes from 600 to 2,300 feet. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park offers 25 miles of trails, from the family-friendly 0.75-mile Creekside Nature Trail to several longer 4- to 8-mile loops. Or hike to the top of Bald Mountain (2,729’). Hood Mountain Regional Park featured mostly rugged and steep hiking trails best for experienced hikers in good condition. One of the most difficult and rewarding hikes, the 4- to 5-mile trek up Hood Mountain summit (2,730’) offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge on clear days.

Learn More: Sonoma Overlook Trail, Jack London State Historic Park, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Hood Mountain Regional Park

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