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In all its splendor, Sonoma Valley, has more to enjoy than just wine. When you explore here, you are going to want to plan for a few days to visit the many unique offerings in Sonoma Valley.

Morton’s Warm Springs Resort-A family friendly place, Morton Warm Springs, guests enjoy three mineral pools that are fed by water from geothermal hot springs. This place also has group picnic grounds, baseball fields, and large oak canopy for fun games in the shade. Established in the 1800s, by the native Indians of the area, one of the first bathhouses was erected here. Morton’s Warm Springs will be opening to the public on May 2, 2021 http://mortonswarmsprings.com/

Green String Farm-Bob Cannard has been farming in Sonoma Valley for more than thirty years. He is the farmer behind Alice Waters and her famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA. He practices “natural process agriculture” keeping the soil and plants free of pesticides and chemicals.You may visit his farm, located in Petaluma https://www.greenstringfarm.com/

Sonoma Botanical Garden-This living outdoor museum situated in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, produces some of the most rare and endangered plant species. This garden is home to “one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-sourced Asian plants in North America and Europe” Take a walk in the gardens and discover plant resiliency. https://sonomabg.org/

Transcendence Theatre Company- Set in the backdrop of Jack London State Park, the Transcendence Theatre Company performs fantastic shows for people of all ages. Performers of this non-profit, have been on Broadway, travelled nationally and internationally, and earned amazing awards for their works. Check out their 2021 schedule here https://transcendencetheatre.org/

Limoncello di Sonoma – Did you know that you can find homemade Limoncello on the Sonoma Square? Prohibition Spirits Distillery, a family-owned small business recently opened in Downtown, Sonoma. Fred and Amy Groth moved from Colorado to pursue the California spirit of innovation, determination, and perseverance creating this special company. They make small batch artisanal products for your consumption. https://www.prohibition-spirits.com/

Figone’s Of California Olive Oil Company– A small producer of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, located on the Sonoma Square. This family operated business has been crafting estate bottled olive oil for more than 30 years. They currently offer a private tour of the mill which includes tasting olive oil like a professional. https://figoneoliveoil.com/figones-shop

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Image: Figone Ranch Olive Oil Orchard

Jack London State Park– This California State Park boasts the home and ruins of Jack London. Jack was an American novelist who most notably wrote, “The Call of the Wild” and “White Fang” in the 1800’s on this property. The park has preserved his grave site, Winery Cottage, Wolf House and house of Happy Walls. You can hike the many trails in this park whilst enjoying the history preserved from 1900’s. https://jacklondonpark.com/

 

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