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3 Hot Spots that are Great for Tourists

If you’re new to Sonoma County, just visiting, or want to show some out-of-towners around, here are some local attractions that everyone must do at least once. On top of many amazing and unique restaurants the area has to offer, make sure to visit some of these popular places.

The River

When in Sonoma County, visit the Russian River. On top of being a great place to cool down on a warm day, the Russian River area is home to redwood forests, wineries, dining and more. Check out Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery for a jolt and something delicious. And before you head home, stop by one of the many local shops in the area and take a souvenir with you.

Wine and More

When in wine country, drink some wine. Wineries are abundant in the hills of Sonoma County, just waiting to be explored. The scenery, the wine, the walk – what’s not to love? Plus, if you don’t visit a bunch of wineries while you were here, your friends will think you’ve lost your mind. Benziger Family Winery located in Glen Ellen is open Monday through Sunday. They offer multiple winery tours and are sure to have you walking away with dozens of bottles.

The Coast

Beaches are a great place to stop at and soak in the beauty of the area. Sonoma County is home to one of the most popular and beautiful beaches on the West Coast: Bodega Bay. With so much to do, make sure you leave the day open to experience it all. Take a walk along the shoreline, watch the water for a chance to see some migrating whales, sign up for a bike tour. Plan your trip early and your day will be fun-filled and satisfying.

Sonoma County isn’t just for the locals. Join in on the fun that the area has to offer. You won’t regret it, and you might just cross a few things off your bucket list while you’re at it.

A transplant from Southern California, she is a senior at Sonoma State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. She enjoys reading, British accents, and in another life she would be a Malacologist.

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