City of Sonoma
Total Area: 2.74 square miles
In just a one hour drive from San Francisco you can be in the quiet City of Sonoma, the birthplace of wine-making in California. Many residents now are third and fourth generation descendants of immigrants who came to the area to work in wine-making.
Sonoma is laid out in the standard form of a Mexican town with the Sonoma Plaza at the center of an eight-acre town square. The plaza is the largest historic plaza in California and a National Historic Landmark to its colonial past. Earlier, the area was populated nearby by Coast Miwok, Southern Pomo, Wappo, Suisunes, and Patwin peoples when Europeans arrived.
A variety of birds, small mammals and amphibians frequent Sonoma Creek and Arroyo Seco Creek waterways, as well as deer and mountain lions.
- Sonoma International Film Festival
- Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
- Mission San Francisco Solano
- Sonoma State Historic Park
- Mineral hot springs
- Montini Open Space Preserve
- Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Sources: Wikipedia, Cities and Towns of Sonoma County, City of Sonoma, Explore Sonoma County