Four Via articles help you discover Sonoma Valley, Guerneville, Bodega Bay, and Sonoma.
If you can't decide between a drive through a buccolic valley or an excursion along the spectacular Pacific Coast, you're in luck: Sonoma County offers both. You can make a day trip winding down scenic two-lane highways to find parks and farms. And on a weekend getaway up Highway 1, you'll discover elegant restaurants, world-class wineries, and Russian history at Fort Ross State Park. These VIA features suggest a bounty of places to stop and enjoy your journey.
Scenic drive: Six don't-miss stops in Sonoma Valley
Sonoma Coast: Bodega Bay to the border of Mendocino County
Sonoma weekender: Stately storefronts and old-fashioned candy
Guerneville: Kayaks, champagne, and brunch along the Russian River
Photography by Robert Holmes
This article was first published in March 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.