Sonoma has a rich cultural heritage, a prominent place in California history, and a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. A friendly, small-town feel and an involved citizenry are hallmarks of the community. Located just 1 hour from San Francisco, Bay Area folks enjoy having an additional residence in the Sonoma Valley to have a reprieve from city living.
Shops, tasting rooms, restaurants, bakeries, and a historic theater line the streets around the Sonoma Plaza – an eight-acre town square, the largest in California. Venture beyond downtown to explore brew pubs, more shopping, art galleries, and more.