Sonoma, California, is best known for its many vineyards and renowned restaurants. Situated near the Redwood Forests, it's an ideal location for wine and cheese tasting. Sonoma Valley is one of the state’s prime wine-producing regions. The Simraceway Performance Driving Center features one of America’s best road courses where hundreds of professional racecar drivers attend racing school. You can discover the full capabilities of an Audi by participating in the Audi Sportscar Experience, or learn about the art of cheese making on a wine and cheese tour. The Sonoma Plaza is a popular choice for shoppers, and the Sonoma Coast State Beach is perfect for fishing or a picnic.
The best way to travel in the city is by car due to its sprawling design. However, if public transportation is necessary, the Sonoma County Transit system connects with many other systems. The Mendocino Transit Authority also provides service to the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. The Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS) is located in the city for those coming from farther away.
The warmest months are from May through September, which average about 63 degrees. December is the coldest month with averages around 45 degrees. The Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival is a popular annual celebration that features great musical entertainment, workshops and amazing food.