Sonoma Valley is a mecca for all things wine and food. It’s a hub for outdoor adventures. An epicenter for cozy bed and breakfasts, luxury spas, art galleries and boutique shopping. Basically, Sonoma Valley is the perfect place to visit for every kind of traveler - no matter their interests, age, or gender.
Since it is such a popular destination for so many variations of travelers, that means everything has been covered. You want a romantic weekend filled with wine and gourmet food - there are countless itineraries out there. If you want to spend your weekend exploring all of the outdoor activities in the valley - there are endless resources for you as well!
With so many popular things to do, see, eat and explore - we want you to dig a little deeper. Find the restaurants only locals frequent. The least popular, but most beautiful, pockets of nature. And some of the more unique exhibits, shops, and experiences. This is Sonoma Valley off the beaten path - offering you a unique and unforgetable getaway.
Sonoma Valley is in one of the most perfect spots for easy access from the many cities that surround it. It stretches from San Pablo Bay to Santa Rosa, and includes many cities in Sonoma County.
Located a quick 45 miles from San Francisco, Sonoma Valley is easily accessed by car and bus. Driving should take you no more than an hour and 15 minutes without stopping and is a straight shot on Highway 101. If you’re taking public transportation, hop on the Golden Gate Transit to San Rafael, then transfer to the Sonoma County Transit to get to Sonoma Valley. The full schedule and guide on the Sonoma County Transit website.
Since it's so easy to get to Sonoma Valley from San Francisco, I wouldn't recommend a stop along the way. Book it straight from the city and then start your exploring once you get to the valley!