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Sonoma Valley Activities

Things to do in the Sonoma Valley: town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and surrounding areas.
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Top Sonoma Valley Wineries
These wineries not only make a great product, but they offer a memorable visitor experience.

Biplane Rides
Get a bird's-eye view of Wine Country from a vintage biplane. They take off from the small airstrip south of the town of Sonoma, about 6 miles north of the Highway 37/121 intersection.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: Above The Wine Country
Balloon rides starting near Santa Rosa. Participate in setup if you like.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: Up & Away
The only ballooning company in Sonoma to specialize in romantic balloon rides for couples.

Jack London State Historic Park
Site of "Call of the Wild" author Jack London's Wolf House and his burial place, the park is a good spot for hiking.

Jim Russell Racing Drivers School
If you always wanted to drive a racecar, this is the palace to try it. Their FJR-50 is a state-of-the-art formula car based on the championship winning Lola Formula Three car.

Morton's Warm Springs Resort
Geothermal mineral pools and unique picnic areas in a 22-acre resort.

Quarryhill Botanical Gardens
Asian woodland in the Valley of the Moon near Glen Ellen, open to self-guided tours.

Ramekins Culinary School
It's also a bed and breakfast, but they offer cooking classes featuring some of the area's most famous chefs.

Sonoma Mission
The last and northernmost California mission, and the only one founded after Mexico gained independence from Spain.

Sonoma Segway
Take a guided tour or rent a Segway and explore on your own.

Sonoma Valley Film Festival
Besides their annual festival, they also sponsor film series, events and programs celebrating gourmet food, fine wine and independent film makers.

Train Town
Narrow-gauge train scale models, big enough to ride on. It's a must-see for visitors with children.

Winery Review - Benziger Family Winery
Benziger Family Winery is one of our Sonoma favorites, with a great tour, an earth-friendly philosophy and some good wines,too.

Wine Country Vintage Classic Car Race
Read about the Wine Country Classic Vintage Car Races, when they're held, why you should go (or not), what it's like and how to get there.

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