The Sonoma County Bucket List: Everything You Need to Do While You’re Here on Vacation

Sonoma County is an is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the heart of Wine Country, CA. It’s the biggest wine-producing region in the area and one of the best places in the nation to check off your bucket list items, making it one of the must-see places on any traveler and wine enthusiast’s list.

If you’re dropping by for a visit, we’re going to provide you with a list of all the most exciting and adventurous things you can do while you’re here. Be sure to pack and prepare for the time of your life, no matter what time of the year you’re traveling here.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the type of traveler who likes to kick back and go with the flow, or if you’re the type who needs to plan everything down to a T. This list will help you pick out things that will interest you and help you decide what to do:

Go biking through the countryside

Sonoma County has gorgeous winding pathways and roads that will take you through the region. You can go on a solo bike trip or head out with a guided tour—our guest services can be used to learn more about these. The weather will almost always favor outdoor activities, so if you’re an adrenaline junkie, this place is perfect Sonoma County bucket list item to check off of your list.

Vineyard Bike Ride at Sunset

Whale Watching in Sonoma County Parks

For those who love wildlife in all its majestic glory, you can head to the Sonoma County Parks for whale watching that takes place at different points through the year. You’ll be able to see the amazing ocean mammals from several points including Bodega Bay. Learn more about this popular Sonoma County bucket list must-do and more things to do at Bodega Bay here.

Sonoma County Bucket List - Whale Watching at Bodega Bay

Unlimited food options  

Whether you love a farm-to-table food experience or gourmet wine-and-dine extravaganzas, you can always find something to suit your palette in Sonoma County. Countless restaurants, wineries, bars and food spots where you can eat to your heart’s content are scattered all over the region.

Experience the Sonoma Culinary Scene

Wine tours for everyone

Find the perfect wine tour in Sonoma County—whether you’re from Arlington, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Charlotte or Alexandria—these tours are a must-try. You’ll be guided by expert sommeliers through a variety of flavors and wines.

Wine Tour to Taste All Types of Wine on Sonoma County Bucket List

Picnic and party by the Russian River

Float down the Russian River or plan a picnic party by the banks for a lovely day out. Soak up some sun, open a bottle of wine, snack on some sandwiches and enjoy the peace and quiet—after a quick swim!

Vacation Rental in Sonoma County

Sonoma County is the perfect place to visit with your friends and family; just be sure to book a vacation rental through us for the perfect accommodation!