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Local Town Makes List of America’s Best Spots for July 4th

Looking for a good spot to watch the fireworks? According to Travel + Leisure, one of America’s best towns for 4th of July is in Sonoma County.

Looking for a good spot in Sonoma County to watch 4th of July fireworks? According to travel magazine Travel + Leisure, Sonoma is one of America’s best towns for Independence Day celebrations. 

Coming in at no. 8, Sonoma scored high for its founding-father-friendly features: the charming main streets and the adobe-lined plaza, the old-fashioned parade and carnival, the grand finale fireworks and, of course, the patriotic feel.

Unsurprisingly, the wine-country town also collected points for its oenophile profile — but readers also approved of the local coffee from sources like Sunflower Caffe Espresso + Wine Bar, located in historic landmark building #501. (Sunflower Caffe recently made Sonoma Magazine’s list of best outdoor dining restaurants in Sonoma County). For the full list, visit Travel + Leisure

Browse the gallery below for highlights from Sonoma’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade. Photography by Beth Schlanker.

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Sonoma's Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade at the Sonoma Plaza. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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