What to See and What to Skip in Sonoma

This town is a haven for foodies.

— -- 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

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.