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Sonoma, California, United States of America

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.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sonoma cost?

A one week trip to Sonoma usually costs around $1,536 for one person and $3,073 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sonoma on average costs around $3,073 for one person and $6,145 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sonoma will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sonoma on average costs around $6,584 for one person and $13,168 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Sonoma has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sonoma expensive to visit?

Prices in Sonoma are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Sonoma is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Denali National Park or Jacksonville.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Sonoma Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sonoma?

The average Sonoma trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sonoma travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $185
Local Transportation 1 $134
Food 2 $56
Entertainment 1 $16
Alcohol 2 $21 - 62
Accommodation Budget in Sonoma
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sonoma is $93. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sonoma is $185. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sonoma

Looking for a hotel in Sonoma? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sonoma based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $517. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sonoma
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sonoma is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $134 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sonoma.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Sonoma
How much does it cost to go to Sonoma? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Sonoma
The price of renting a car in Sonoma will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Sonoma
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sonoma can vary, the average cost of food in Sonoma is $56 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sonoma should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sonoma is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Sonoma
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sonoma typically cost an average of $16 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Sonoma
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $41 on alcoholic beverages in Sonoma per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Sonoma On a Budget
Sonoma Sonoma, California
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.

Landmark Vineyards - 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.

DeLoach Vineyards - Produces high quality pinot noir, chardonnay, and zinfandel wines.

Iron Horse Vineyards - A famous family-owned winery that's known for its sparkling wines.

Scribe Winery - 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.

Jordan Winery - 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.

Healdsburg 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.

Guerneville 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.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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