Sonoma County is more than just a place with world-class wine and vineyards. In addition, it’s an untapped premier wellness destination! Sonoma County is home to many self-care focused small businesses that champion holistic health from the inside out. Sonoma has an abundance of natural and restorative outdoor experiences that promote genuine wellbeing. Whether you are planning a wellness focused girls trip or a summer family road trip, there are so many unique reasons to visit Sonoma outside of wine tasting.
Sonoma County Outdoor Activities
Bike riding with @getawayadventures:
Reconnect with nature as you bike through the Russian River Valley and see picturesque vineyards full of bright yellow mustard blooms. Similarly, in early summer you can see lavender fields growing as well!
Go on a Safari:
Biking not your thing? Sit back as you go on a real Safari at @safariwest, seeing unique animals in a realistic atmosphere.
Visit The Redwood Forest:
Visit Sonoma County to explore the Redwood Forest. Hiking or forest bathing through the majestic Redwoods with @Redcarwine is a must for all nature lovers! However, forest bathing has nothing to do with water! In other words, to forest bath you immerse your senses in the forest. The experience leaves you feeling a new sense of appreciation for nature and yourself.
Sonoma Boutique Wellness Treatments
Sonoma County is full of beautiful alluring gardens and nature focused spas. One of which is the Osmosis Day Spa in Western Sonoma County. Osmosis is the only day spa in the US that offers a cedar enzyme bath. A Cedar Enzyme Bath is a rejuvenating heat treatment from Japan designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a visit to Sonoma to try this treatment along with many other therapeutic spa services.
Eat Farm to Table: Best Sonoma County Restaurants
Sonoma County has many great restaurants. Many restaurants utilize nearby farms for locally sourced ingredients. Some of the best restaurants in Sonoma County are:
Bird and the Bottle: (1055 4th St.)
Located in Santa Rosa and owned by James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur semifinalists Mark and Terri Stark. This tapas style restaurant is perfect for eating family style or solo dining al fresco. Instagram: @birdandthebottle
Salt & Stone: (9900 Sonoma Hwy)
Recently named Best Outdoor Dining in Sonoma County, this restaurant is a garden oasis in Kenwood with a beautiful ambience. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a picture perfect girls night! Instagram: @saltandstone
Fern Bar: (6780 Depot Street, # 120)
Head to this spirit focused restaurant after a day of exploring The Barlow for craft cocktails and mocktails and a menu designed to pair with them. Take in the lush plant inspired decor while you enjoy the modern American cuisine. Instagram: @fernbar.sebastopol
California is definitely one of my favorite states to visit and Sonoma County in particular! California is such a big state you can easily spend months on vacation there. Wondering where else to visit in California? Keep reading to see my full California travel guide, full of the best cities to visit in California.