How to Spend 36 Hours in Sonoma County, According to The New York Times

This is how to best spend a weekend in Sonoma County according to The New York Times. Do you agree with their recommendations?

What happens when the Big Apple discovers Sonoma wine country? The New York Times recently published an article on how to spend 36 hours in Sonoma County as part of the newspaper’s popular travel reportage series, and our North Bay home received glowing reviews. “Sipping wine only scratches the surface of what California’s big-sky country has to offer,” said the article, “from 300-foot tall trees to manicured tea gardens to farm-to-table dining, it’s easy to fall under its spell.”

During a weekend in Sonoma County, Amy Thomas from The Times visited some of our favorite destinations, restaurants and, of course, wineries. Click through the gallery above to see which Sonoma spots the New York Times recommends, and how they suggest you spend a weekend in Sonoma County.

What do you think? Did The Times recommend the right spots? While they picked some of our local favorites, the itinerary includes a lot of driving back and forth between different locations in Sonoma County; on Saturday alone there’s a 90-mile drive to hit all the different spots. Seems a little…exhausting.