Money Magazine names Sonoma as one of the best places to travel in March of 2017. Source: Money Magazine
March: Sip and stroll in Sonoma, Calif.
Napa Valley may get more buzz, but Sonoma is just as beautiful—and hotels can be about 40% cheaper, even in this quiet shoulder season. Another plus: "You're more likely to chat with the winemaker in a tasting room and get prime reservations in popular restaurants" than during the summer, says Lauren Krause, owner of Beltane Ranch B&Band vineyard.
LOCAL'S TIP: Stop at the Dry Creek General Store, a local fixture in Healdsburg since 1881, for house-made pesto and fresh mozzarella panini ($10).
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