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Sonoma is a small town located along State Route 12, approximately 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. Sonoma is a historic community with a small town friendliness and slow pace, but due to its location in the heart of the Sonoma Valley wine country, it has amenities associated with much larger cities. This picturesque town of 9,000 residents is built around agriculture and tourism, and is surrounded by miles of beautiful vineyards and historic wineries. Sonoma County is located between the rugged Pacific Coast and world famous Napa Valley, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities. You can explore sandy beaches and quiet coves, hike through towering Redwood groves, go swimming, fishing, horseback riding or bicycling along backcountry trails. You'll find world class dining in Sonoma with unique food prepared by some of the best chefs in the world. Sonoma is also home to several gorgeous bed and breakfasts, inns and hotels. Some sit on the banks of the Sonoma Creek, and others offer outstanding views of the Sonoma Valley. Another interesting place to visit in Sonoma is the Mission San Francisco de Solano, which was established in 1823. Group and custom tours of the Sonoma Valley and Wineries is also available for visitors.

Surrounding areas: Glen Ellen, California (6.3 mi), Napa, California (8.8 mi), Yountville, California (9.5 mi), Kenwood, California (9.8 mi), Petaluma, California (9.8 mi), Oakville, California (10.7 mi), Cotati, California (12.9 mi)

Sonoma Vacation Rentals

Sonoma Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn550 Second St WestSonoma, CA (707) 938-9200
El Dorado Hotel405 First St WSonoma, CA (707) 996-3030
Mac Arthur Place29 E Macarthur StSonoma, CA (707) 938-2929
The Lodge At Sonoma1325 BroadwaySonoma, CA (707) 935-6600
Trojan Horse Inn19455 Sonoma HwySonoma, CA (707) 996-2430
The Chateau Hotel4195 Solano AveNapa, CA8.1 mi.(707) 253-9300
John Muir Inn1998 Trower AveNapa, CA8.2 mi.(707) 257-7220
Hilton Garden Inn Napa3585 Solano AveNapa, CA8.3 mi.(707) 252-0444
Sheraton Inn Napa Valley3425 Solano AveNapa, CA8.3 mi.(707) 253-7433
Napa Valley Budget Inn3380 Solano AveNapa, CA8.4 mi.(707) 257-6111
The Chablis Inn3360 Solano AveNapa, CA8.4 mi.(707) 257-1944
Best Western Elm House Inn800 California BlvdNapa, CA8.6 mi.(707) 255-1831
Embassy Suites Napa Valley1075 California BlvdNapa, CA8.6 mi.(707) 253-9540
Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma745 Baywood DrPetaluma, CA9.3 mi.(707) 283-2888
Napa Valley Travelodge853 Coombs StNapa, CA9.4 mi.(707) 226-1871
Best Western Petaluma Inn200 S Mcdowell BlvdPetaluma, CA9.4 mi.(707) 763-0994
Vintage Inn Napa Valley6541 Washington StYountville, CA9.4 mi.(707) 944-1112
Blue Violet Mansion443 Brown StNapa, CA9.5 mi.(800) 919-2583
La Residence Country Inn4066 St Helena HwyNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 253-0337
River Terrace Inn1600 Soscol AveNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 320-9000
Steele Park Resort Inc1605 Steele Cyn RdNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 966-2123
The Meritage Resort At Napa875 BordeauxwayNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 251-1900
The Vino Bello Resort865 Bordeaux WayNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 251-1900
Maison Fleurie6529 Yount StYountville, CA9.5 mi.(707) 944-2056
Napa River Inn500 Main StNapa, CA9.6 mi.(707) 251-8500
Best Western Inn100 Soscol AveNapa, CA10.0 mi.(707) 257-1930
Hawthorn Inn & Suites314 Soscol AveNapa, CA10.0 mi.(707) 226-1878
Hotel Petaluma LLC775 Boywood Dr #318Petaluma, CA10.3 mi.(707) 769-7793
Motel 6 #13691368 N Mcdowell BlvdPetaluma, CA11.3 mi.(707) 765-0333
Motel 65135 Montero WayPetaluma, CA11.5 mi.(707) 664-9090
Quality Inn Petaluma5100 Montero WayPetaluma, CA11.6 mi.(707) 664-1155
Novato Days Inn8141 Redwood BlvdNovato, CA12.7 mi.(415) 897-7111
Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine CountryOne Doubletree DrRohnert Park, CA13.5 mi.(707) 584-5466
Fairfield Inn & Suites Napa American Canyon3800 BroadwayAmerican Canyon, CA14.2 mi.(707) 643-3800
Motel 6 #10386145 Commerce BlvdRohnert Park, CA14.3 mi.(707) 585-8888
Best Western Inn6500 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA14.5 mi.(707) 584-7435
Rodeway Inn Wine Country6288 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA14.6 mi.(707) 584-1600
Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park5040 Redwood DrRohnert Park, CA14.7 mi.(707) 584-8180
Motel 61455 Marine World PkwyVallejo, CA15.2 mi.(707) 643-7611
Regency Inn4326 Sonoma BlvdVallejo, CA15.4 mi.(707) 643-4150
Bed & Breakfast
Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast485 Brown StNapa, CA9.5 mi.(707) 253-7733
Backyard Garden Oasis24019 Hilderbrand DrMiddletown, CA29.8 mi.(707) 987-0505

Sonoma Weather & Climate

A Mediterranean climate  best describes the Napa Valley of California. Warm dry summers and wet cool winters, perfect for growing the award winning grapes used in the wine making, is what you can expect when visiting the area. Rain is rare during the growing season, with most occurring between October and May. January and February are usually the wettest months. The fog which characterizes the region keeps the vines cool and maintains the natural acidity in the fruit. A history of volcanic eruptions and earth movements means that soils are diverse in the area. Summers are always sunny and warm, but never uncomfortable due to the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and low humidity levels. Autumn is a spectacular time of the year in the Valley when vines are in full color and it is harvest time.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 37°F 6.52 in. 52°F
February 63°F 39°F 6.10 in. 52°F
March 67°F 41°F 4.64 in. 52°F
April 72°F 43°F 1.55 in. 51°F
May 78°F 46°F 0.79 in. 50°F
June 85°F 50°F 0.18 in. 51°F
July 89°F 51°F 0.05 in. 52°F
August 89°F 51°F 0.12 in. 54°F
September 87°F 50°F 0.33 in. 55°F
October 80°F 46°F 1.68 in. 55°F
November 66°F 40°F 4.22 in. 54°F
December 58°F 36°F 4.46 in. 53°F

Sonoma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Napa County airport (APC) located about 10 miles southeast of Sonoma in Napa, California, the Yolo County Davis Woodland Winters airport (2Q3) located approximately 38 miles northeast of Sonoma in Davis / Woodland / Winters, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located roughly 41 miles south of Sonoma in Oakland, California, and finally the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located around 46 miles south of Sonoma in San Francisco, California.

Sonoma Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA16.9 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA31.7 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA32.6 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA35.0 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA56.0 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA65.4 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA70.2 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA31.7 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA56.0 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA72.5 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA102.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA 
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA 
Chardonnay Golf ClubNapaCA8.8 mi.
Napa Golf Course at Kennedy ParkNapaCA8.8 mi.
Vintners Golf CourseYountvilleCA9.5 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA9.8 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA9.8 mi.
Alondra Park Golf CourseLawndaleCA10.6 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA13.9 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA13.9 mi.
Bennett Valley Golf CourseSanta RosaCA14.3 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA17.3 mi.
Fairgrounds Golf CenterSanta RosaCA17.3 mi.
Hiddenbrooke Golf ClubVallejoCA17.3 mi.
Joe Mortara Golf CourseVallejoCA17.3 mi.
Mare Island Golf ClubVallejoCA17.3 mi.
Oakmont Golf ClubSanta RosaCA17.3 mi.
Mount Saint Helena Golf CourseCalistogaCA21.7 mi.
Wikiup Golf CourseSanta RosaCA21.8 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA22.1 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA22.1 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA22.1 mi.
Sebastopol Golf CourseSebastopolCA23.3 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA23.5 mi.
Paradise Valley Golf CourseFairfieldCA23.5 mi.
Rancho Solano Golf CourseFairfieldCA23.5 mi.
Windsor Golf ClubWindsorCA25.3 mi.
Aetna Springs Golf CoursePope ValleyCA25.6 mi.
Green Tree Golf ClubVacavilleCA26.3 mi.
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA26.3 mi.
State Parks
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA10.7 mi. 
Annadel State ParkCA12.6 mi. 
Bothe Napa Valley State ParkCA17.8 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA23.4 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA25.7 mi. 
Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkCA25.9 mi. 
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA27.8 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA29.7 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA32.5 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA34.5 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA35.2 mi. 
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA16.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Sonoma County MuseumSanta RosaCA17.3 mi.(History)
Pacific Coast Air MuseumSanta RosaCA17.3 mi.(Technology)
Mexican TextilesSanta RosaCA17.3 mi.(Art)
Byron Randall MuseumTomalesCA24.4 mi.(History)
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA29.0 mi.(Art)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA29.7 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA30.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA30.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA30.6 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA30.6 mi.(Art)
Lindsay Wildlife MuseumWalnut CreekCA34.0 mi.(Science)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA35.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA35.0 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA35.0 mi.(Technology)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA16.9 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA35.0 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA35.6 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA56.0 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA65.4 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA72.5 mi.

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