Take a Sonoma County Day Trip from San Francisco
Get your bearings at this helpful Visitors Center, run by the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, located in the Cornerstone Sonoma marketplace. You'll find brochures, guides, maps, and a friendly staff to assist you. A small selection of souvenirs is available as well.
After you peruse the garden grounds and boutique shops in Cornerstone Sonoma, visit Meadowcroft, where you can sample an ever-changing selection of red and white varietal blends. Food pairings are also available while you enjoy the outdoor lounge. Look into their unique Pinot Noir vineyard tours or their wine blending classes for a special opportunity to enhance your Sonoma experience.
This estate vineyard in the Carneros Hills offers tasting experiences, tours of the grounds and facilities, and food pairing options, along with indoor and outdoor seating. One elevated experience is their Bubbles and Bites program, perfect for a small group to enjoy carefully chosen plates to go along with a sampling of their award-winning sparkling wine.
The center of Sonoma is the historic plaza. Surrounding the plaza's park, you'll find wine tasting rooms, gourmet restaurants, art galleries and shopping, and many components of the Sonoma State Historic Park. Check out the Mission San Francisco Solano, the northernmost stop of the California Mission network, adobe structures, and historic hotels.
When you're ready for lunch, a great option is the girl & the fig. Offering a unique take on French country cuisine, the girl & the fig presents a distinctive, accessible, and delicious menu in a comfortable dining room. Don't miss the opportunity to try a signature fromage (cheese) tower, a wide selection of French-inspired salads, entrees, and more.
End your day of exploring with a stop at this grand inn at the north end of Sonoma. The Willow Stream Spa on site offers a full range of spa services atop an ancient mineral spring. The Fairmont offers a variety of luxury suites and easy access to Sonoma Golf Club and more Sonoma area attractions, making it one of the region's favorite luxury options.