-- Sonoma is home to world-class wineries and many of the country's best chefs -- and it's also a haven for foodies.
But there's a lot more going on here than fine pinot noir, including sweeping natural beauty and a history anchored in California’s earliest days.
Here are a few unique things for travelers to do in Sonoma.
Skip the Wine, Sip Suds
Skip the Beer, Sip Spirits
Skip the Bar, Taste at the Adobe
Between Sips, Travel in Time
Skip the Vineyard, Visit the Mission
Take a Hike, Bring a Book
Skip the Hotel Pool, Dip in the Springs
Skip Lunch, Eat the Cheese
Don't Just Use a Corkscrew, Learn All About It
Skip the Museum, Hit the Galleries
Skip the Walking Tour, Take Off
Get Off the Streets, Hit the Raceway
Gabe Saglie is senior editor for Travelzoo, which features exclusive deals to Sonoma and other California wine country destinations here.
Any opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author.