Visitor Information

Welcome to Wine Country

Find visitor information for the following Northern California Wine Country counties:

Sonoma County

Vineyards and hill landscape scene in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County boasts world famous wineries and delicious food from celebrity chefs to down home diners. Sonoma County is nature’s wonderland, from its spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline, to redwood forests and oak woodlands, and the Russian River which meanders past vineyards, farms, and resorts on its way to the ocean. Hiking, birding, cycling, swimming, beachcombing, and more, there is much to do that feeds the body and spirit. Fine dining, wineries, a vibrant music and art scene, and quaint towns separated by greenbelts, vineyards, and open space.

Marin County

Tree on a hill in Marin County.
Marin County is south of Sonoma County and reaches from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Coast. Visitors to the region will find the many attractions and natural beauty of Marin County well worth a visit. Check out the websites below and learn more what’s happening in Marin County.

Mendocino County

Coastal Cliffs in Mendocino, California.
Mendocino County is located directly north of Sonoma County. From Ukiah to the coastal towns of Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Point Arena, there is so much to explore and enjoy. Sonoma County Airport is the closest airport with scheduled air service to Mendocino. Check out the websites below and start planning a visit soon.

Napa County

Vineyards and cypress trees in Napa County.
Napa Valley is home to world renowned wineries and quaint towns. Calistoga and St. Helena, famous for their natural beauty and chic sophistication, spas and fine dining, are just a short drive from Sonoma County Airport. If you want to enjoy fine wines in a chic country setting, the Napa Valley is a wonderful place to visit.

Lake County

Clear Lake in Lake County, California.
Lake County takes its name from Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake entirely within the borders of California. It is also believed to be the oldest lake in North America. Located northeast of Sonoma County, Lake County offers lakeside resorts, quaint motels, charming towns, wineries, outdoor fun, and more! If you’d like a relaxed vacation in a beautiful country setting, Lake County is definitely for you!

North Bay News Sources

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