Sonoma County Town Makes LA Times’ California Bucket List

We're excited to find one of our favorite Sonoma County spots on this list.

Downtown Sonoma is a must-visit in California, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Listed on Monday on the Times’ California Bucket List, a “daily guide to essential California adventures,” Sonoma Plaza joined Golden State destinations such as the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A., Malibu’s Paradise Cove, Tadich Grill in San Francisco and Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento.

Why did Sonoma make the list? 

“Sonoma, just 45 miles north of San Francisco, has a bustling central plaza, the last Franciscan missions and a unique revolutionary history,” says the LA Times, and shares the story of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and the many ways in which visitors can learn about California history in the Sonoma State Historic Park. The Times also mentions the bistros, tasting rooms and shops on the Sonoma Plaza. Click through the gallery above for more Sonoma Plaza highlights.

Other Northern California destinations that made the California Bucket List include San Francisco’s Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge (by bike), Ferry Building, City Lights bookstore, Lands End, Castro district and cable cars, the Campanile in Berkeley, Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, the Samoa Cookhouse in Humboldt County, Lake Tahoe, the Trees of Mystery in Klamath and the Chandelier “drive-thru” Redwood Tree in Leggett.

LA Times’ travel writers will continue to add destinations to their California bucket list throughout the year. We can think of quite a few Sonoma County spots to add to the list – which ones would you include? Let us know in the comments!