Escaping to better weather is a deciding factor when choosing a vacation destination. Some people want to trade in the crisp winter air for sunshine, while others want just the opposite. If you’re looking for the moderate middle-ground, Sonoma is the vacation destination for you. Are you worried about the best time to visit Sonoma, CA? Don’t be! This region is known for its pleasant, year-round weather. There are so many amazing things to do and see each season. Request our free Vacation Guide for handpicked recommendations and optimal ease in planning your tempered weather getaway!
The Best Time to Visit Sonoma, CA, Based on Your Interests
For Events and Festivals
Fall is the most popular time to visit Sonoma. Fall is grape harvest season and brings an array of harvest events in the Wine Country. Fall is prime time for wine enthusiasts to taste this year’s harvest. You won’t want to miss Pinot on the River, held every October, if you fall into this category! Taste wines from over 100 wineries and artisan foods. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma County.
There’s still plenty to do and see during the fall in Sonoma if wine tasting isn’t your interest. No matter which direction you turn in Sonoma during this season, the foliage in late fall will amaze you. Lines of warm-hued orange, red, and yellow grape vines line the landscape. Sonoma is also home to multiple pumpkin patches filled with the most bright and plump pumpkins around.
For a Quiet Getaway
Winter is considered Sonoma’s “slow season.” That doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of things to do and see! The weather during this time is still beautiful, with lows in the high 30s and highs in the mid to high 50s. It is the perfect time of year to slow down and take your time as you visit wineries. In addition, during the later portion of winter, many area vineyards put on a spectacular show. You’ll find rows upon rows of vibrant mustard blooms, blanketing the landscapes.
As warmer weather amps up in March and April, so does golf season. You don’t have to wait until spring to golf in Sonoma, but the area’s array of golf courses paired with its emerald green landscape make it the ideal spot for golf lovers or those wanting to try something new on their trip. Pay a visit to one of these popular Sonoma County breweries after a day of golfing.
For Outdoor Recreation
Sonoma, CA, has mild summers, with lows in the high 40s and highs in the mid-80s. This weather allows visitors to explore Sonoma’s outdoor activities like zip lining, boating, hiking, and equestrian trails. The county is home to 11 state parks and leaves no outdoor recreation stone unturned. When you stay at Olea Hotel, you can enjoy experiencing the outdoors with your pet in our pet-friendly accommodations!
Book Your Stay at Olea Hotel
Olea Hotel has a perfectly tailored accommodation for you no matter who you’re traveling with. Stay in one of our 13 modern guest rooms, pet-friendly rooms, and newly renovated 450-square-foot cottages that will be ready in late April, 2019! For now, we recommend one of our Hillside Queen Rooms. These ground-level rooms are pet-friendly, have heated floors, and feature soaking tubs. These rooms also allow for optimal privacy with private patio seating. Take a look at all of our accommodations and book your stay with us!