Sonoma HotelsA renowned wine making region, Sonoma is bursting with lush, perfectly kept vineyards that carve green lines across the rolling hills, and the beautiful scenery here also lends itself well to lazy walks and picnics in the countryside. The town itself sees its fair share of tourists and visitors, despite being fairly small, but is quite an attraction in itself, having a varied and colorful history, much of which can be experienced at the historic mansion and barracks here. Things to seeLeisurely walks among the rich, fresh surroundings are the order of the day in Sonoma, and the Sonoma Plaza is the perfect place to wander in the afternoon sun. There's a farmers' market under the lush tree canopies and elegant historic buildings of the plaza on Tuesday evenings that bursts with fresh, tasty local produce. Right in the center of the plaza you'll find the pale stoned, historic Sonoma Town Hall, along with the colorful grounds and sparkling fountain. A visit and tour of Train Town is one of the most unique experiences in the town, and certainly worth a visit whether you're a train aficionado, looking for some family entertainment, or simply want to take the weight off your feet for a while. The lovingly recreated track and locomotive will take you on a scenic, relaxing journey around the picturesque 10 acre park, and accompanying sights.Hotels in
SonomaRelaxation is the name of the game when it comes to hotels in Sonoma. There's a good mixture of luxury and very affordable available, and a number of hotels have spas, glittering swimming pools, access to tennis courts, and free shuttles to the nearby golf courses where you can practice that swing at your leisure. There's also a number of cheap Sonoma hotels and B&Bs that offer cozy but affordable lodgings. Where to stayThere's a good collection of hotels available in the town center itself, especially along Napa Street, where you'll find a mix of affordable and luxury lodgings, both of which are great for families or couples that want to visit the sights and sounds of the town, and can also be handy for business travelers too. Staying a short distance out of the center, near Maxwell Farm, can be a good choice if you're planning on visiting the great outdoors often, but still want access to local amenities. For truly luxurious breaks, head out to Boyes Hot Springs.How to get to SonomaIf you're flying in, then there are a number of options for domestic flights to Sonoma County Airport from Las Vegas, Portland, and L.A. From the airport itself, the easiest way into town is either hiring a cab, hopping on one of the numerous buses, or even hiring a rental car. One thing to bear in mind is that the stunning local scenery lends itself very well to bike rides, so bringing your own or hiring one for your stay is highly recommended.