Things to do in sonoma and Glen ellen

here is a list of our personal favorite things to do in the area. enjoy.

There is a lot to love about Sonoma County. From wine tasting to hot air ballooning to extraordinary culinary adventures, Wine Country California has something for everyone. Read on to discover the best things to do in Sonoma and Glen Ellen.


  • Visit local wineries

    There are more than 50 wineries in a 10 mile radius of Olea Hotel.  Start your research by clicking below to see our list of personal favs. Also, you can contact our front desk staff to help with any further questions or reservations.

Local wineries

  • Dine at local restaurants

    The town of Glen Ellen has an incredible variety of dining options. From Glen Ellen Star to The Fig Cafe, there is something for every palette. Click below to see our favorite options in the area and downtown Sonoma.  

local restaurants

  • Ride a hot-air balloon

    Start your day bright and early with panoramic views of Sonoma Valley from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy a magical trip through vineyards and the Sonoma mountainside. After the flight, enjoy a provided lunch and a toast of sparkling wine.

Sonoma ballooning adventures

  • go for a hike

    Hiking in Sonoma Valley is a must-do!  Enjoy easy-medium trails through the mountainside, valleys, and vineyards.  Some of the best hiking can be found in close proximity to the hotel at Jack London State Park, Sugarloaf State Park, and Sonoma Regional Park.

Local hiking

  • Experience a wine tour

    Be spoiled by locals as they take you to their favorite wineries and curated tours.  A wine tour is the best way to experience a fun-filled and educational wine tasting excursion. If you’re a novice or a wine connoisseur, our recommended wine tour operators can customize your itinerary to your liking.

Sonoma Wine Tours

  • Enjoy a panoramic view of sonoma valley

    Kunde Family Winery’s mountaintop wine tasting is definitely something worth planning for during your trip to Sonoma Wine Country. Within minutes from the hotel, enjoy a 2-hour excursion around the property where wine tasting on a 1400ft elevation deck is definitely a highlight.

Kunde Mountain Top Wine Tasting

the best play to stay in glen ellen – sonoma valley is olea hotel

With all the conveniences of a bed and breakfast and the luxuries of a boutique inn, there is no better place to relax and unwind than Olea Hotel. Take advantage of the many restful spots located on our property, like our pool and hot tub area. Daily gourmet breakfast, complimentary wine in the lobby, and spa services are among the many amenities to enjoy during your stay.