Located in the heart of one of the world's premier wine producing regions, Sonoma is a working town with about 9,500 residents and a rich cultural heritage. The adjacent scenic hills and agricultural valley provide a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. The San Francisco de Solano Mission and other historic buildings that surround the central plaza complement the area's viticultural prominence and visual beauty to make Sonoma a distinctive and successful tourist destination. The city serves as the economic hub for the rural Sonoma Valley, which has a population of about 39,000.
Sonoma and Sonoma Valley offer numerous attractions for visitors. The agricultural bounty of the area has resulted in a vibrant restaurant scene. Dining choices range from casual cafes to five-star restaurants.