Sonoma County GuideSonoma County, located in California's North Coast in the San Francisco Bay Area, is about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. As such, it suffers from what could be dubbed the "Middle Child Syndrome:" Its main cities of Petaluma and Santa Rosa are small and provincial when compared to San Francisco; yet the area is not the untamed wilderness of California's North Coast. HotelsFind hotels in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Jenner and more.
Popular in Sonoma CountySanta RosaSanta Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County, California, and fifth largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. HealdsburgHealdsburg is in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California. It's lovely, quaint town that used to be an agricultural outpost. SonomaSonoma is in the Sonoma Valley in Sonoma County just north of the Bay Area of California.
In Sonoma CountyGlen EllenGlen Ellen is in Sonoma County in the Sonoma Valley wine region and was once the home to the writer Jack London. Russian RiverThe Russian River is a summer resort and wine area in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties in Northern California, popular for canoeing, trout and salmon fishing, tubing, beach activities, and wine. PetalumaPetaluma is located in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California. Petaluma was founded in 1848, as a crossroads and marketplace for southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties. WindsorWindsor is in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California. Windsor is primarily accessible by car, although it is also a destination for those bicycling through California's wine country. GuernevilleGuerneville is a town along the Russian River in California. Pronounced "Gurnville", the town is known for environmental and gay activism as well as its beautiful redwood forested riverside site. Sea RanchSea Ranch is a planned unincorporated community, in Sonoma County, in the North Coast region of California. SebastopolSebastopol is in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California, named after a city in Crimea, which we list as Sevastopol. Fort RossFort Rossis a California State Historical Park in the North Coast of California. Although fairly remote, it is well worth a visit as you will become one of the few people who know about the Russian contribution to the colonizing of California. Rohnert ParkRohnert Park is a city located in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California. Rohnert Park is located 50 miles north of San Francisco, and 10 miles south of Santa Rosa. JennerJenner is a very small town overlooking the mouth of the Russian River in California. CloverdaleCloverdale is located in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California. ForestvilleForestville is a city in Sonoma County, located in Northern California. Set in the heart of "wine country", it is a small town with one major street running through it and no stoplights. Bodega BayBodega Bay is a town in Sonoma County in California. It was the location for the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's horror film The Birds. CotatiCotati is a small city in Sonoma County with less than 8,000 people. It neighbors Rohnert Park, and is about 10 miles south of the County Seat, Santa Rosa. OccidentalOccidental is located on the North Coast in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in Sonoma County. GeyservilleGeyserville is a quaint one stop sign town. It has a myriad of wineries to taste at, off the beaten track roads to bike on, rivers to raft on, scenic views and good places to eat. Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveArmstrong Redwoods State Reserve is in Sonoma County, California in the USA. The reserve has stands of old growth redwoods, and younger redwoods as well.
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