Sonoma County is a delightful mixture of award winning vineyards, oak studded pastures, medium-sized cities and sophisticated, small towns. When they aren’t enjoying a glass of wine or an exceptional meal, locals head for the outdoors. Sonoma County has hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, leading over rolling hills or through redwood-lined canyons. Golfing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and sports fishing are also favorites. A relaxing drive along the coast offers ample opportunity to take a walk on the beach before heading to a local eatery for a cup of homemade chowder.