Despite some isolated pockets of damage caused by wildfires earlier this year, California’s Wine Country is just as sweet as ever. The area’s friendly locals and unrivaled culinary scene are eager to welcome travelers back to their renowned restaurants, wineries, and shops — the vast majority of which are open as usual.

Inspirato offers accommodations throughout the Sonoma area, from large, hilltop homes surrounded by vineyards to more intimate options in the heart of Healdsburg, a mecca for foodies. Wherever you stay, there’s tons to do in Sonoma. See our perfect five-day itinerary and get inspired to see, taste, and do it all.

Day One

Inspirato's Villa Della Luna home.

Morning

Kick of your first day with a custom wine tour, stopping at wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, and cave cellars—the tour is crafted based on your tastes and preferences.

Afternoon

Soak up some of that vino with a picnic lunch or gourmet meal at one of the many estates in the region, as you gaze out at the rolling Northern California hills.

Evening

Toast your first night in Sonoma at the Glen Ellen Star. This 32-seat space is all about the wood-fired oven—be sure to nosh on the rustic pizza and wood-fired artichokes.

Day Two

Inspirato's Manzanita home.

Morning

Pack a lunch and set out early to explore the wonders of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, where 805 acres of towering coastal redwoods are preserved.

Afternoon

Back in Glen Ellen, take an hour or two to stroll around Jack London State Historic Park, as you contemplate the life and times of this quintessentially American literary figure.

Evening

Renowned Sonoma chefs Eric and Laura Lee arrive at your Inspirato home to provide an unforgettable gourmet cooking class for your group—right in your own kitchen.

Day Three

Inspirato's hotel partner, Bodega Bay Lodge.

Morning

Channel your inner Alfred Hitchcock and head out to Bodega Bay, where the master of cinematic suspense filmed his famous The Birds. Beautiful hikes abound around this misty inlet.

Afternoon

Tuck into oysters, Dungeness crab, and other seafood delights at Nick’s Cove, a rustic waterside cottage right alongside California’s Route 1.

Evening

Head back to Sonoma and enjoy dinner at the Michelin-starred Santé Restaurant. We suggest the cauliflower custard topped with briny caviar and Carnaroli risotto with forest mushrooms.

Day Four

Morning

Hit the links at the Sonoma Golf Club, a beloved, private 18-hole course that opened in 1928. It features a classic layout with a variety of terrain.

Afternoon

Indulge yourself at the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Sonoma, a 40,000-square-foot oasis of relaxation.

Evening

Grab an evening bite at the Harvest Moon Café. The menus at this charming bistro rotate daily to feature fresh local ingredients and simple farm-to-table fare.

Day Five

Morning

Start your morning at Sunflower Caffe, a cozy breakfast and lunch spot decorated with colorful local artwork.

Afternoon

Believe it or not, it’s not wine all the time in Sonoma—there’s a respectable beer scene too! Don’t miss the suds at local highlights like Lagunitas, Russian River, and Bear Republic.

Evening

Conclude your incredible Sonoma adventure with a private chef-prepared meal in your Inspirato home. Raise a glass of wine to the memories made and come visit us again soon!

Sonoma is ideal for a memorable—and delicious—vacation any time of the year. And Inspirato’s variety of accommodations make it even better, whether you’re looking for an expansive estate for a group or more romantic, couple’s experience. Explore all of Inspirato’s homes in Sonoma as well as 175+ other destinations around the world.

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