Sonoma, California

Mission San Francisco Solano, built in Sonoma in 1823, was the last mission established in California. The Mission fathers introduced the first vineyards to California - beginning a fabled tradition of wine making... Explore Sonoma's history with a walk through the well-preserved and charming town plaza, now a National Historic Landmark. Learn about the Mission and its time as a parish, a barn, and even a saloon.

Take a short drive to discover the innovative landscape and architectural designs of Cornerstone Gardens - don't miss the Instagram-worthy Big Blue Chair and Red Lanterns. Enjoy the natural beauty of Santa Rosa's Annadel State Park with a hike or bike ride. Ride past springtime wildflowers on the trail down to Lake Ilsanjo.

Stop off at the Fremont Grill for a satisfying breakfast of low country shrimp and grits, a basket of biscuits, and homemade gravy. Taste test at Ravenswood Winery. Share plates of steamed mussels or garlic chicken wings at Flavor Bistro in Santa Rosa.

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