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You’ve made plans to visit Wine Country and want to experience Sonoma, but now find yourself falling deep into the rabbit hole of online searches for things to do in Sonoma, places to stay in Sonoma and even the elusive hunt for best wineries in Sonoma…

Take a deep breath, we’ve got you covered! Browse through our articles that feature some of the most popular Sonoma attractions, local favorites and staff recommendations. You may even discover wineries in Sonoma Valley that are hidden gems, or off the beaten path, along with some suggestions for visiting Napa Valley and Carneros, the gateway between Sonoma and Napa!

Harvest has begun in Sonoma!

Harvest has begun in Sonoma!

The high point of the year for most people in Sonoma County happens to be Harvest Season. After the initial pruning in January, followed eventually by bud break, careful canopy management, monitoring, and continuous oversight, vineyard managers and crews are beginning...

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Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Hot air balloon rides offer an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, an opportunity to greet the day from an entirely different perspective and enjoy a temporary sense of freedom as the balloon drifts slowly above. Sonoma ballooning is particularly gratifying as...

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Best Places to Eat in Sonoma County

Best Places to Eat in Sonoma County

Visitors to Sonoma County have a wide variety of options for fun things to do. Whether for seaside excursions, hiking in the redwoods, hot air balloon rides, wine tastings and winery visits, and much more. Sonoma County is also populated with many of the best places...

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Best Wineries In Sonoma

Best Wineries In Sonoma

There are loads of fun things during a Sonoma County weekend or a longer, more leisurely vacation. With breathtaking scenery, must-see sights, and more, the area offers many Michelin-starred restaurants, quaint cafes, outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and those...

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Plan your weekend getaway to Sonoma

Plan your weekend getaway to Sonoma

Bay Area residents are lucky to have so many world-class recreational activities only a short distance away. Whether with extensive planning or somewhat “spur-of-the-moment,” couples, families, and groups can reach incredible weekend destinations within little more...

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Zipline Sonoma

After you experience the beauty of Sonoma Valley with Sonoma Ballooning, head further north to explore the magnificent coastal redwoods in Occidental. If you want to keep your spirits "flying" high after your hot air balloon ride in wine country with us, give...

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Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Although there are hot air balloons festivals around the world, some of the best hot air balloon festivals in the U.S. just take a short plane trip or fun road trip to get to! Many enthusiasts enjoy popular air balloon festivals in California and throughout the...

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Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT March 22, 2021 Sonoma Ballooning Adventures ( SBA) values its users' privacy. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") will help you understand how we collect and use personal information from those who visit our website or make use of our online...

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Shopping In Sonoma

Experience Sonoma Valley's fantastic novelty shops and exemplary storefronts filled with fashion, flare and artisanal delights. Sonoma wine country has a plethora of boutiques, gift shops and more to choose from. Check out the list of local businesses below that can...

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COVID-19 Safety Questionnaire

COVID-19 Safety Questionnaire

All of our staff follow proper COVID-19 Safety protocols and we ask that you do the same when traveling to our area and prior to your hot air balloon tour. For your convenience, we have a link to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) that is used by...

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