How to spend the perfect summer in Sonoma, California

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There is so much to do in Sonoma, CA during the summer months, which is why so many people love to flock here during the warmer weather. Whether you’re looking to swim, to get outside and hike or bike, to party or head to the famous wine country – it has everything you need for the perfect summer. And there’s plenty of hotels in Sonoma County CA, so finding a place to rest your head after a long day, will be easy too.

Head to the Russian River

One thing that has to be at the top of your bucket list when visiting Sonoma, has to be having a float in the Russian River. This stretch of river takes about four hours to float down, as although it’s only 2 miles, it’s a very slow rapid. So, all you need to pack is your favourite floatie, some sunscreen and some water. A top tip is to bring two cars and park one at Forestville’s Steelhead Beach (where it starts) and one at Sunset Beach (where it ends.) The perfect lazy day in the sun before heading back to one of the hotels in California, to sleep off the day.

Go to Sonoma Country Fair

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One of the most popular paces to visit in Sonoma, especially with kids, is the Sonoma Country Fair. You’ll find everything from roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and even pet animals. There’s music to keep the crowds dancing and fast food options, like their infamous corndogs. It really is fun for the whole family.

Enjoy some music

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Sonoma, CA is known for its great music scene, especially in the summer. There are plenty of opportunities to get your dancing shows on. There are plenty of outdoor parties, including Funky Fridays at the Hood Mansion, just bring your own picnic and bop til’ you drop. There are also festivals held in the natural reserve, so keep your eyes peeled for the updated dates for that. And if it’s not one of the Sonoma festivals, why not just head down to one of the many bars and enjoy some music and a cool beer in the sun.

Soak in some warm springs

Cool down at Morton’s Warm Springs in Glen Ellen. Grab a picnic or a barbecue and enjoy the two mineral pools and a kids’ wading pool. There’s also lawn games and ping pong, to keep the whole family happy.

Head to the winery

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Where do you even start when it comes to wineries in Sonoma, after all, it’s famous for them. It’s almost essential to add a visit to at least one of the wineries during your visit, as you’ll be greeted by incredible scenery, local food and very laid-back vibe. You’ll find some are more rustic, some have historic buildings and some are all about the vineyard views. This summer you’ll find all kinds of events, from elegant tastings to low-key music events. So, have a look at what winery event best suits you, and make sure you book one of the hotels near California for after, as you may need to sleep off all that wine.

Where to stay

The Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park has Promo Codes, so that you can get the best deals, and not only that, it is ideally located to explore the best of Sonoma.