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Located just 45 minutes from San Francisco, the beautiful, 17-mile Sonoma Valley is a destination sought by visitors from around the world for its wine, food, culture, and scenery, and a community loved by residents for its charm and vitality.

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Cradled between the Mayacamas and Sonoma mountain ranges, Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of California’s famed wine industry and the closest wine region to San Francisco, just 45 minutes away. Visitors have been attracted by the beauty and bounty of the Sonoma Valley since Coastal Miwok Indians first discovered the healing properties of the natural hot springs that once dotted the valley floor. Today, the region beckons with fine dining, a flourishing arts scene, remarkable history, charming shops, tranquil lodging and spas, and close to 100 wineries... all in 17 miles of unparalleled beauty, including 13,000 acres of parkland.


       Visitor Information

   Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

   Bed and Breakfast Association Sonoma Valley


There is always something fun and interesting going on in Sonoma Valley. Whether your passion is art or film, music or motor sports, whether you prefer to attend or participate, you’ll find plenty to do indoors or outdoors, any time of the year.

The area in and around the lush, eight-acre Sonoma Plaza—a National Historic Landmark—offers the perfect setting for many activities, including annual festivals, weekly farmers’ markets, and public concerts. Meanwhile, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art stages world-class exhibitions. Galleries, studios, wineries, and restaurants showcase the works of regional artists. 

The Sonoma Community Center, built in 1916 as the Sonoma Grammar School, serves as a cultural focal point, offering programs in fine arts, music, and theater, as well as affordable rental space for education and community services. The historic Sebastiani Theatre shows first-run movies and stages live performances. Sonoma Raceway draws NASCAR and other motor sports fans from around the country. Many of the area’s approximately 100 non-profit organizations focus on the arts, historic preservation, gardening, and travel.