Introduction to Sonoma, California
Sonoma was originally inhabited by the Coast Miwok, Pomo and Wintun Native Americans. The city derived its name from an Indian term meaning "nose." The Spanish were the first to explore the area. It is the birthplace of the American California and the Bear Flag was first raised in this city on June 14, 1846. Sonoma was incorporated on September 3, 1883.
Sonoma and Nearby Attractions
- Valley Mart Shopping Center.
- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.
- Sonoma State Historic Park.
- Vallejo Home State Historical Monument.
- Depot Park Museum.
- Train Town.
Things To Do In Sonoma
Local parks include Eraldi Park, Depot Park, the Sonoma State Historic Park, Olsen Park and Hughes Park. The Vallejo Home State Historical Monument is also a notable local location. Sonoma Valley Regional Park and Maxwell Farms Regional Park are also nearby. Sonoma hosts the Sonoma Valley Film Festival every April.
Sonoma County Airport is nearby.
Sonoma Higher Education
Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College are all accessible from Sonoma.