Things To Do in Sonoma County
SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – New is the name of the game in Sonoma County, California, this month, with new hotel rooms, new tasting rooms, new restaurants, and new activities joining the already delightful bounty of things to see, do, and enjoy in Sonoma Wine Country.
Here’s a quick overview of what’s new in Sonoma County in May 2019.
Hotel E accepting reservations for July opening
Book now for a stay in downtown Santa Rosa’s historic Empire Building and adjacent 19 Old Courthouse Square building, which are transforming into the Hotel E, a 71-room four-star boutique hotel.
The iconic Beaux Arts Empire Building portion of the hotel will open in July with 39 guestrooms and the portion of the hotel at 19 Old Courthouse Square will open later this year. It features an additional 29 guestrooms and two suites with private decks, plus a large public courtyard for relaxing, eating, and drinking, a roof deck café, a fitness center, and additional meeting space. This second phase of Hotel E will also include a Starbucks and the first Wine Country location of Perry’s – an iconic, family-owned San Francisco dining institution and bar, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Learn more at www.hotelesantarosa.com
Hampton Inn & Suites Rohnert Park now pet-friendly
Sonoma County visitors traveling with a furry companion now have another lodging option available at Hampton Inn & Suites Rohnert Park, which recently became pet-friendly..
Coursey Graves opens Healdsburg tasting room
Enjoy an intimate tasting experience at the new Coursey Graves tasting room in downtown Healdsburg, just off the historic Healdsburg Plaza. Reservations are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome. Learn more at www.courseygraves.com
Restaurants & Eateries
Whisper Sisters Cocktails & Provisions debuts in Petaluma
Sip creative cocktails (or mocktails) while nibbling on shared, farm-to-table, small plates in a relaxed lounge atmosphere at the new Whisper Sisters Cocktails & Provisions in Petaluma, in southern Sonoma County. www.wspetaluma.com
Family-friendly Corks & Taps features beer, wine, bites
Celebrate the spirit of Sonoma County in a casual countertop-service setting at the new Corks & Taps in Windsor, in central Sonoma County. Located just steps from the bustling Windsor Town Green, this small, family-friendly restaurant specializes in wine and beer. Learn more at www.corksandtapssc.com
Two Dog Night Creamery opens Windsor site
Enjoy fresh, farm-to-cone organic ice cream in delicious seasonal flavors at the new Two Dog Night Creamery in Windsor, in northern Sonoma County. More info at www.twodognightcreamery.com
Tours & Experiences
Explore Sonoma Valley on a horse
Explore a beautiful winery by riding through the vines on seasoned, gentle horses with the help of an experienced, friendly guide from the new Sonoma Valley Trail Rides company. After your ride, enjoy a world-class wine tasting and/or picnic designed especially for you. Reservations required. sonomavalleytrailrides.com
The Spa Gourmet adds private food & wine pairing experience
Taste premium wines paired with delicious gourmet goodies in the comfort and privacy of your Sonoma County vacation rental with The Spa Gourmet’s new Food & Wine Pairing Experience. Enjoy a dash of southern hospitality. Learn more at thespagourmet.com
Goodness Gracious! offers yoga, brunch, bubbles
Founded by chef Lauren Kershner in 2016, Goodness Gracious! offers a wide range of unforgettable culinary experiences in Sonoma County, including private chef services, small event catering, a romantic dinner for two, packaged or plated picnic lunches, private cooking classes, health and nutrition counseling, and more. More info
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