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“Sonoma a lot of fun”
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
17 helpful votes
“Sonoma a lot of fun”
Reviewed 28 May 2009

Small size feel but nice restaurants, good May music fest, close to many great winerys and San Fran, great area parks but most charge $6 and no one at gates so stock up on ones and fives. Try to spend a day out on the coast if possible. Recommend a trip from Jenner to Golden Gate Bridge and Muir Woods.

Thank BrianOhio
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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
47 helpful votes
“Very cool town”
Reviewed 21 February 2009

Cool town in wine country. Be sure to travel north and hit the wineries on 12 then come down into town. Town square is quaint but has plenty of life. nice place to just walk around.

Thank veneziavol
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Libertyville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
46 helpful votes
“Things to do in Sonoma”
Reviewed 31 May 2008

Three things you must do in Sonoma:

One, attend a movie at the Sebastiani theater and see what movie-going was like in the 1930s. Don't worry - it's fully renovated.

Two, order the Penne Contadina at Della Santina restaurant.

And three, visit the duck pond in the downtown square.

Note - the folks at the Sonoma Cheese factory store (On Spain street on the square) aren't very good about telling time. I went there to get a sandwich at 4:50 in the afternoon and the lady said the deli closed at 5. I pointed out that it was yet ten minutes until that time, and she just shrugged. If you want to have a beer and watch a game on TV, Steiner's on West First Street (also on the square) is the place to go. Please note, however, that non-locals are pretty much ignored and treated rudely. Paul will eventually wait on you, once he's fiished with those he knows. Bill, on the other hand, is pleasant to all.

Thank johnmcq
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San Francisco, CA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
21 helpful votes
“Eating around Sonoma and Glen Ellen”
Reviewed 25 May 2008

As of April 2008, if you are putting together a picnic, Glen Ellen Market is a beautiful upscale market with a wonderful cheese selection, breads, sandwiches, pates, wines (pricey but great selection); also the Sonoma Wine Shop in downtown Sonoma has a tiny associated cheese store in back--small but fine selection. Unfortunately the best cheese store right in town closed. Don't go to the Sonoma Cheese Factory--totally yucky cheese.

We had a wonderful docent tour at the QuarryHill Botanical Gardens. Check out the website for details of when they are open.

Best winery we tried in the Glen Ellen area: Matanzas Creek

We had an unfortunate experience at the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen with absolutely terrible (and hostile) service. I would not go back. There are lots of other restaurants with good food and friendly service around there.

Enjoy your stay in wine country!

Thank SanFrancisco64
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Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
22 helpful votes
“Wine Country”
Reviewed 6 December 2007

Sonoma county is wine country and very beautiful country, mountains, ocean, giant redwoods and of course more wineries than you can visit in a week. My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a week visit to Sonoma county. We tried to visit 3-4 wineries a day plus see as much of the area as we possibly could. We stayed at the Doubletree Inn in Rohert Park. At just 95.00 a night through Priceline you can't beat it. although we only spent time sleeping there it was very quite even with a Siberian husky convention going on. We flew into Oakland and took a bay tour of San Fransisco which I would recommend to anyone on a nice day and it just so happened that we had a beautiful sunny day, a little chilly under the Golden Gate Bridge but the boat does have plenty of indoor seating. The boat was the Blue & Gold Fleet which we picked up in Oakland and ferried over to San fran. And then bought a ticket for the bay tour at the famous pier 39 and fisherman's Wharf. They have other boat tours that you can take also. The wineries run the whole range from small to large. Ledson winery is the most beautiful winery. We took a tour at the Benzinger winery which is well worth the time and money it costs. Also Jack London the author left his mark on this area with a Jack London Square in Oakland to a state park witch is also worth the time to visit. All in all we had an excellent vacation.

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