Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley and Somona County West are perfect for a family weekend, or spend a week exploring state parks with spring wildflowers, visiting a 19th century rancho, biking through countryside, picking apples and pumpkins in fall, enjoying seasonal events such as Farm Trails and Butter & Eggs Day Parade. Year round, this a great area to relax with kids.

Sonoma Valley

Jack London Ranch
Glen Ellen
Sugarloaf Ridge
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County West

Petaluma Adobe


Read our recent blog posts:
Sonoma County in Spring
Sonoma County Favorite Pumpkin Patches
Green Hills and Panoramic Views in Sonoma
It's Apple Season in Sebastapol
Vineyards - Here's two vineyards, fun for adults and kids alike.
Benziger Family Winery (Glen Ellen, on the road to Jack London State Park) - The Benziger Family Winery is one of our favorites, because kids can get a chance to understand the ecology of a vineyard, as well as enjoy a picnic under the oak trees, play on the swing set, check out the old rusted farm tractor, plows, grape crusher or wooden wine barrels, watch the peacocks, or walk out into the middle of a vineyard.
The setting of this vineyard is just about perfect. Nestled in the hills, covered with vines, wooden frame buildings evoke the Sonoma Valley of earlier decades. Take the 45 min. tram tour (half price for kids, since they won't be wine tasting), which goes through the fields, and stops at the caves, grape crusher, and in the vineyard itself. Kids can feel free to ask all the questions they like on the tour.
Bartholomew Estate Vineyards and Winery (Sonoma) - You'd never guess that a five minute drive from downtown Sonoma, you'd find yourself on a hilltop, surrounded by vines and wooded hillsides, as far as you can see. The vineyard was originally planted in the 19th century with grapes from Europe. The winery is located within Bartholomew Park, surrounded by a large grassy area (perfect for kids to run around and play) and picnic tables, plus hiking trails.
Family Hotels

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, convenient to fun things to do with kids in Sonoma County:

Sonoma County hotels
Family Hotels

A house rental has lots of advantages for families - full kitchen and dining area, swimming pool, washer and dryer, and more.

Sonoma County house rentals
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