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Must dos and good places to stay during June getaway to Sonoma

We are planning a few days in Sonoma - what are the must dos? Great places to stay? We like low key but nice accommodations.

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  • Carina Chiodo

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    Because I am positive that you will stumble upon MANY adorable wine shops, restaurants, and cafes by simply strolling downtown for an hour- my suggestion is for a bit more of an alternative escape in the area: Sonoma Canopy Tours will give you the chance to actually zipline through some of the area's redwoods- this is an UNFORGETTABLE way to see Sonoma. Also, Safari West in very close-by Santa Rosa is one of the most epic, hands-on wild animal experiences that I have every experienced. You get to explore ACRES AND ACRES of land (with a tour-led safari jeep) that are inhabited with wild animals transported from Africa roaming around IN THE OPEN! They are completely free, and there is not a cage in sight. We came face to face with a water buffalo and giraffe, and about ten yards away from a pack of zebras. This will put all of your other zoo experiences to shame!Safari West


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      I proposed to my now wife at Safari West :) Agree that it's a really cool place if you're looking for something beyond the standard wine country experience. · (1 likelikes)

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  • Jonathan Strauss

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    Hotel Healdsburg and Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant are both amazing places to stay in Sonoma, but they're pricey (as is most everything else up there in June).

    There are great lower key wineries in Dry Creek Valley and sandwiches at Dry Creek General Store are a popular lunch option, so expect a line.

    Downtown Healdsburg is really charming in the day and evening. Costeaux French Bakery has good sandwiches to pack with you for wine tasting (lots of wineries have picnic areas) or to eat in the main square. Scopa is very well regarded Italian food, and Campo Fina is its equally delicious yet lower key sibling (with bocci in the back).

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  • Ben Nebb

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    I was just in Sonoma and had a great time. Really enjoyed brunch at Backyard in Forestville. Out of this world kimchi sandwich and chocolate budino. Agree that Healdsburg is a really good base for exploring the western part of Sonoma. For eastern Sonoma, I stayed at Gaige House. So many wineries in the area that it is a little overwhelming. I recommend going to your favorite wine shop to ask for recommendations. Choose at least one winery that is at a higher elevation to get the best views. Have a great trip!

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      I have booked Gaige House in the Zen Suite in October. Did you like it? Also, any recommendations for Eastern Sonoma would be great! How far is the drive from Gaige to Healdsburg? · (0 likelikes)

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      The Gaige House is a smaller property but it is very peaceful and relaxing. I would stay there again. On the drive from Gaige House to Healdsburg I took the backroads and stopped at a couple wineries so it took a while. The drive is only 45 minutes to an hour if you go the quickest route. A roundtrip is definitely possible in a day but you'll be tired when you get back. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Rochelle Rodriguez

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    Sonoma is a wonderful place. A hotel downtown that I would recommend is the El Dorado Hotel. They also have a fantastic restaurant there as well. Take s walk around the square, there are plenty of dining and tasting options The Girl and the Figwhich is right across from the hotel is amazing. Kamen Estate Wines (website) is on the square for a quick tasting. You might recognize the last name, as it is the vineyard of Robert Mark Kamen. He is best known as creator and co-creator of the Karate Kid and Transporter franchises, as well as the 2008 action thriller Taken. Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery (website) is also within walking distance of the square should you want another vineyard to explore.

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  • Emi Dunn Rigby

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    One of our favorite places-- you'll love it! Here is our guide with lots of favorites: http://www.welltraveledwife.com/2014/01/guide-to-sonoma-napa.html

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    Cottages of Napa Valley on Darms Lane in Napa

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