Things to do in and around Sonoma
outdoors_hot_air_balloon.jpgHot Air Ballooning: Balloons Above the Valley 800-464-6824; Napa Valley Balloons 800-253-2224; Above the West 800-627-2759; Aerostat Adventures
800-579-0183; Air Flamboyant: 800-456-4711.

Horseback Riding: For riding in Jack London State Historic Park, Sugarloaf State Park and surrounding areas, contact Triple Creek Horse Outfit 707-933-1600, For horseback riding in the Napa Valley contact Napa Valley Trail Rides 707-255-2900, Wine Country Trail Rides at Roche Winery is located near Infineon Raceway in the Carneros region 707-935-7115, ext. 206.

Infineon Raceway: (formerly Sears Point) in Sonoma holds major racing events throughout the year, including the Dodge/Savemart 350, NASCAR Winston Cup Series. 800-870-7223.jjohnsonturn1_1.jpg

Art: di Rosa Preserve offers the world's largest collection of California Bay Area Contemporary Art - more than 2,000 pieces. Set on 217 beautiful and historic acres in the Carneros, the Preserve is available for guided tours by appointment 707-226-5991; Newly opened, Cornerstone Festival of Gardens is located on Arnold Drive just past Gloria Ferrer Winery on the way into Sonoma and showcases some of the world's foremost landscape designers in approximately 25 completely unique and thought inspiring outdoor display gardens 707-933-3010; The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is located on Broadway 1/2 block south of the Plaza and has changing exhibits 707-939-7862; La Haye Art Center is located on the Sonoma Plaza and features a number of local artisits. If your visiting Napa, The Hess Collection Winery has an extensive collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture 877-707-HESS.

3703_1_1.jpgWine Tours: California Wine Tours offers both public and private tours 707-939-7225; Viviani Tours offer full and half day tours 707-265-1940 or 800-658-9997; Sonoma Wine Tours offers personalized private wine tours 707-542-5219; Napa Valley Wine Train has lunch, brunch and dinner excursions through the Napa Valley 253-2111or 800-427-4124.

Golf: There are a number of excellent golfing choices within a 30-minute drive: Stonetree Golf Club -18-holes in a beautiful setting in Novato 415-209-6090; Oakmont Golf Club - 2 Ted Robinson designed 18-hole courses in Oakmont 707-538-5524; Chardonnay Club - 27 holes of championship golf in the Napa Valley 707-257-1900; Eagle Vines is a�new course in Napa that offers reduced rates for our guests �707-257-4470, ext. 1.

Children's Activities: Sonoma Plaza is 4 blocks from the Hotel and has a large children's playground. Sonoma Train Town is on Broadway a few blocks south of town and has rides and the most developed scale railroad in the Americas 707-938-3912; The Charles M. Schulz Museum is about a 30 minute drive into Santa Rosa and is the official Museum of the "Peanuts" founder 707-579-4452; The Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield is about a 30 minute drive and offers factory tours 707-522-3267.