Sonoma self-catering accommodation is set in the state of California’s Bay Area, in the county of the same name. The town has a history that dates back 200 years, and today is at the heart of one of the state’s most important wine-making areas.
Starting in the town around vacation rentals in Sonoma there are a number of interesting sights. The town was where the Bear Flag Revolt started – a period of uprising by American settlers in the mid-19th Century. It was also home to General Guadalupe Vallejo, who played a key role in turning California from a Mexican province to a US State. His mansion is intact and open to visitors seven days a week – it’s also registered as a national historic landmark. A great way to find out more about the long and interesting history of Sonoma would be to take a walking tour, with expert insight, as well as the chance to sample some of the excellent local produce.
Sonoma self-catering vacation accommodation is also strongly associated with the Californian winemaking industry. A great way to enjoy this part of the world would be to visit one of the numerous wineries in the area. You’ll be able to take tours of the facilities and vineyards and enjoy a tasting session. Many of the wineries also boast fine restaurants serving locally sourced food. Highlights here include Castle Vineyards, San Francisco Solano Mission Vineyard and the Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery.
The picturesque scenery all around Sonoma vacation rentals make it ideal for a variety of outdoor recreation. The vineyards would serve as a perfect backdrop for a bike ride, and there are also stables locally, offering horseback tours of the countryside.
The Californian state capital, Sacramento, is just over an hour from Sonoma vacation accommodation and is the oldest city in the state. Here you can see the Capitol building, which sits in 40 acres of manicured grounds. Elsewhere there’s the State Railroad Museum, which preserves a variety of historic locomotives.
Visiting Sonoma self-catering accommodation you can expect a climate that resembles Mediterranean conditions, with long, warm and dry summers, lasting from around April right through to October, when temperatures reach the low-30s or higher. Winters are generally mild here, and this is when most of the annual rainfall occurs.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) sits within a 90-minute drive of vacation rentals in Sonoma. You can get to this destination from the UK by flying with United Airways, Virgin or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR).