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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“From San Rafael, it's just an hour to Napa Valley and its countless wineries, fine restaurants, and exceptional arts events year-round.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful oak woodland situated on the hill above Santa Rosa between Sonoma and Bennett valleys. Excellent hiking and mountain bicycle riding. Be careful when you hike however because mountain bicyclists enjoy virtually unlimited access (for now) and many travel quite fast on narrow trails.”
  • 78 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great place to experience new flavors and wine pairing. Reservations are required usually. They also have the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“This is one of our fav go to for variety and great food.. It's about 40,000 old warehouse with numerous foodie, drinks and shops. We absolutley love going there for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Park
“Great museum and nice hiking. Visit the remains of the Wolf House. This was apart of a movement to get out of the cities. London created innovative farming techniques at this property.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Most taquerias are fabulous in Sonoma. This one offers true gourmet options for Mexican.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cozy and delicious. The menu is centered around the wood oven, with roasted vegetable dishes like brussels sprouts with brown sugar bacon marmalade, and cauliflower with tahini and almonds. Pizzas and pastas are both must-orders for the table.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Train
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“Take a romantic ride on this restaurant on wheels. Option to stop at pre-selected wineries as well. December is all about the holidays and the "Santa Train" for the little ones.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“Hike to gunsight rock for a view down the valley of the moon all the way to the bay bridge.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Plaza
“Sonoma Plaza is the center of Sonoma town and is a beautiful historic area to walk around, picnic on the grass, visit wineries and restaurants, or go shopping. Wine Tastings on the square: Three Sticks Hawkes Chappellet Sojourn Cellars”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“GLEN ELLEN There are two Girl and The Fig but I much prefer the one in Glen Ellen. Great food and lots of other restaurants in this very small town that you can easily walk.around. This is where Jack London was and wrote all of his books. Nice large park up on the hill.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Winery
“Castello di Amorosa is considered an architectural masterpiece with all the elements of an authentic medieval castle: a moat, drawbridge, five towers, high defensive ramparts, courtyards and loggias, a chapel, stables, an armory, and even a torture chamber. 107 rooms in total, no rooms alike.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Winery
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“Great tour. If your out in Glen Ellen this is a great winery! Then hit Schermeister in Jack London Village (in back of my candle business) and Eric Ross.”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Winery
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“Excellent Zinfandel and beautiful tasting room and grounds. The whites are good too!”
  • 31 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Great place to experience new flavors and wine pairing. Reservations are required usually. They also have the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Most taquerias are fabulous in Sonoma. This one offers true gourmet options for Mexican.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy and delicious. The menu is centered around the wood oven, with roasted vegetable dishes like brussels sprouts with brown sugar bacon marmalade, and cauliflower with tahini and almonds. Pizzas and pastas are both must-orders for the table.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Train
“Take a romantic ride on this restaurant on wheels. Option to stop at pre-selected wineries as well. December is all about the holidays and the "Santa Train" for the little ones.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings.”
  • 33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“GLEN ELLEN There are two Girl and The Fig but I much prefer the one in Glen Ellen. Great food and lots of other restaurants in this very small town that you can easily walk.around. This is where Jack London was and wrote all of his books. Nice large park up on the hill.”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Casual counter service breakfast and lunch spot on Sonoma square. Delicious organic farm to table food, with cozy seating in their garden. ”
  • 44 locals recommend

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