Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
My pick for the best place to stay while touring California’s Wine Country is the charming town of Sonoma. Smaller and more quaint than its neighbor, Napa, Sonoma offers more than just access to vineyards. Any trip to California’s Wine Country should include a stop in Sonoma for at least the following reasons:
1. Sonoma’s adorable Town Hall is located within a large park in the center of the city. The park frequently offers events and activities for locals and visitors alike.
2. Sonoma also attracts history buffs to its town center.
3. Obviously, numerous vineyards are within a short drive of the center of town.