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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:39

Sonoma One of “Coolest Small Towns”

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TASTE News Service, July 11, 2018 - Budget Travel has named the town of Sonoma one of the "10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2018."

The magazine's annual list "Coolest Small Towns in America" is celebrating its 13th year of honoring America's best towns. Curated by Budget Travel's team of U.S. travel experts, the final list includes towns with a population of less than 20,000 that offer travelers an unparalleled mix of culture, community spirit, natural beauty and great food.

Della Santina Sonoma PcmonkeyDella Santina's is one of the inviting restaurants at the Sonoma Plaza

"We are thrilled the town of Sonoma received this recognition from Budget Travel's industry experts," said Gary Saperstein, Interim Executive Director of Experience Sonoma Valley, California. "Their experts have recognized something our community, and returning travelers, have known for a long time – just how special the town of Sonoma is. A true year-round destination, Sonoma - as well as the larger Sonoma Valley region - encourages travelers to partake in our fun, friendly and beautiful wine country lifestyle."

Budget Travel inspires and empowers savvy travelers to see more for less. The media brand specializes in U.S. domestic travel, including great American and Canadian road trips, cool small towns, great deals on hotel rooms, three-day weekends, national and state parks, "locals know best" coverage of mid-size American cities, round-ups of the best budget destinations in America, cruises, island escapes, and travel tips and how-to stories.

"We love to help you discover travel that goes beyond the obvious big cities and theme parks and discover something a little different: America's Coolest Small Towns," said Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief at Budget Travel. "For 13 years now, we've celebrated unique towns across the U.S., and this year our network of editors, writers, photographers, and videographers went in search of the coolest of the cool, each with a population under 20,000."

About the Area

Located in the heart of Northern California wine country, Sonoma Valley is a 17-mile long valley within Sonoma County that encompasses the city of Sonoma and the villages of The Springs, Glen Ellen, Carneros, Bennett Valley and Kenwood. A year-round destination, Sonoma Valley is home to more than 100 premium wineries; a variety of lodging options ranging from luxury hotels to charming bed and breakfasts; award-winning olive oil producers; breweries; artisan shopping; delicious dining; 13,000 acres of state and regional parks; world-class spas and endless discovery. The town of Sonoma is the birthplace of the state of California, as well as the state's wine industry. Sonoma Valley is home to the state's oldest commercial and oldest family-run wineries, and 85 percent of wineries within Sonoma Valley are family owned. For more information, visit SonomaValley.com.


Editor’s note:  If you’re planning on visiting this part of California’s wine country, you may also want to check out the Sonoma County listings in the North Coast section of Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of Lodging and Dining options, as well as links to Wineries and even Craft Beer purveyors.

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