How much does it cost to travel to Sonoma?
You should plan to spend around $219 per day on your vacation in Sonoma. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.
Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:
- $56 on meals
- $134 on local transportation
- $185 on hotels
A one week trip to Sonoma for two people costs, on average, $3,073. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.
All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.
Sonoma On a Budget
When people say Sonoma, they are often referring to the region's wine country, but in fact, Sonoma is a county, a valley, and a town. The county covers 1,768 square miles and is more spread out than nearby Napa. There are more than 30 cities and towns in the county and 425 wineries with tasting rooms. The county also borders the Pacific Ocean, and the beautiful 55 mile stretch of coastline is rugged and dramatic.
Sonoma Valley is found in the southeastern part of the county. It is famous for its rich winemaking history, with the most popular wine variety in the area being Zinfandel.
The City of Sonoma is found in Sonoma Valley. It's a quaint town with a main square that has tasting rooms and restaurants.
Sonoma is all about beautiful landscapes and local wineries. Below are a few of the more notable wineries in the area.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
- A family-owned winery that highlights the unique terrain of the area. It has impressive views and a mission-style tasting room.
- In the community of Kenwood, this winery produces pinot noir and chardonnay.
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
- Has a grand and stately, Italian-style tasting room. Famous for its fume blanc and Tuscan-style red wines.
- Produces high quality pinot noir, chardonnay, and zinfandel wines.
Iron Horse Vineyards
- A famous family-owned winery that's known for its sparkling wines.
- Produces pinot noir, sylvaner, and chardonnay.
Chateau St. Jean
- European-style chateau that has beautiful grounds and nice picnic areas.
Robert Young Estate
- Offers visits to the Alexander Valley ranch house, The Scion House, and guided tastings.
La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard
- Known for its pinot noir and chardonnay wines.
- A beautiful ivy-covered chateau.
There are a number of towns spread throughout Sonoma County.
The City of Sonoma
is perhaps the most recognizable given its name. There's a quaint town square with tasting rooms and restaurants. The traditional architecture highlights the area's history and a visit to Bartholomew Memorial Park teaches you all about the history.
is another town with a beautiful town square. There are a number of tasting rooms, boutiques, and fine dining restaurants in the town. Healdsburg offers luxury at its finest so you can expect a classy and upscale experience in this town.
is technically located in the Russian River Valley. This town is all about the natural setting amid the redwoods. The town has a rustic vibe that's a bit more casual than other parts of Sonoma.
Countless activities are available to visitors in Sonoma. Wine tours, walking tours, cycling tours, and even horseback riding are all popular. Other unique activities include cooking classes, hot air balloon rides, and visiting any of the many festivals that the area hosts annually.
Food and Dining
Sonoma is all about world class dining, farm to table restaurants, and gourmet bistros. The town of Sonoma has a number of great options including Portuguese tapas and local farm to table options. For five star experiences head to Healdsburg with its upscale atmosphere and award winning restaurants. Healdsburg also has a farmers market that's held twice weekly, or you can grab cheeses and fruits at the Oakville Grocery and enjoy a picnic with a view.
Sonoma is more spread out than Napa Valley, so many visitors prefer to drive, but there are a number of other great ways to experience the area. Cycling Tours are particularly popular and the area's mild climate make this a great option year round. You can bring your own bike, rent one, or join an organized tour that's operated through a number of different venues.
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