To Do: Sonoma, California

I have talked about Sonoma many times as it's our "go to" weekend getaway. It's about an hour from San Francisco and is one of our favorite spots in the world. Endless bubbly and sunny days, what's not to love?

Since it's an area that means so much to us, I've pulled together some of our favorites spots! Let us know what you think of the recommendations. 

  At Domaine Carneros. Wearing:  Anthropologie  jumpsuit and  Le Specs sunglasses

At Domaine Carneros. Wearing: Anthropologie jumpsuit and Le Specs sunglasses

Wineries:

Gloria Ferrer - Where we got married! They have the best sparkling wine and the best outdoor terrace where you overlook the vineyards during your tasting. Some of our favorite memories are sipping a glass (or two) with friends here on a sunny afternoon (also when we got married here, but you probably already guessed that!). 

Ram's Gate - Sit by the cozy fireplace or the pond while you admire the stunning architecture and decor. This is one of our favorite tasting spots.

Patz & Hall - Our friend Blair is a member here and showed us their lovely Sonoma House. Now Patz & Hall's Pinot Noirs are hands-down our favorite wines. 

Domaine Carneros - This winery looks like a palace. Definitely worth stopping by for a cheese plate, a tasting or at least some Insta-worthy photos.

 

Other Activities:

Shop at Sonoma Plaza

Learn to cook at Ramekins Culinary School

Hike at Point Reyes National Seashore

Shuck your own oysters at Hog Island Oyster Co. (make reservations in advance!)

Bike with Sonoma Valley Bike Tours

Drink local brews at Lagunitas or Carneros brewing companies

Ride in a hot air balloon 

Spend the day at Willow Stream Spa

Race cars at the Performance Driving Center

 

To Eat:

Girl & The Fig

El Dorado Kitchen

Saddles Steakhouse - Where we had our rehearsal dinner!

La Salatte

Harvest Moon Cafe

Farm at Carneros Inn

Cafe La Haye

 

To Stay:

MacArthur Place - Where we stayed after the wedding! It's a boutique resort with restaurants, wine & cheese hour in the library, a spa and walking distance to Sonoma Square.

Ledson Hotel - A boutique and elegant hotel right on Sonoma Square. 

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn - A little off the beaten path but a beautiful resort with a wonderful spa.

Sheraton Petaluma - Sonoma can be very expensive; this is an affordable alternative that's still nearby.