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Sonoma Valley
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Sonoma Valley, a 45-minute drive north from San Francisco. The valley goes from San Pablo Bay through the towns of Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading writer Susan O’Keefe’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to the Sonoma Valley.













BASICS

Getting There
www.flysfo.com
The official site of the San Francisco International Airport, the closest major airport to Sonoma Valley

Making Telephone Calls
www.555-1212.com Area codes appear instantly—key in Sonoma Valley town names such as Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=US-CA
The current time and date in California cities

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_ca_sonoma.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.sonomavalley.com/2000/cgi-bin/attraction_qury.cgi?
datamode=category&category=dining&adzone=PD

Listings of Sonoma Valley eateries, with some descriptions, links, addresses, and telephone numbers

www.sallys-place.com/food/dining_directory/north_america/
sonoma_valley.htm

Ratings, descriptions, and contact information for several Sonoma Valley restaurants

Where to Stay
www.sonomabb.com/welcome.htm
A collection of valley lodgings, with pictures, descriptions, and contact information—plus, a link to check room availability for each

www.sonomavalley.com/2000/lodging.htm
Enables surfers to search for lodgings by accommodation type or location—plus, pictures, descriptions, and links

gorp.worldres.com/script/node.asp?pn=1097&n=1002
Links, descriptions, and room rates for Sonoma Valley resorts, hotels, suites, bed-and-breakfasts, and vacation rentals

How to Get Around
http3.smartpages.com/sil/smartpages/
__1bc65ed28dv4h1UcDfE/v/access/wc/getaround.html

Information on taxis, bus services, bike rentals, and boat charters available in Sonoma Valley

THINGS TO DO

Winery Tours
www.sonomatraveler.com
Links to Sonoma Country wineries, attractions, and lodgings

www.bristolmanor.com/sonomawinepage.htm
An extensive list, with descriptions and contact information, for local wineries

Cultural Activities
www.sonomavalley.com/2000/commcal.htm
A month-by-month calendar of Sonoma Valley cultural activities

www.svma.org
A link to the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, with information on current and past exhibitions—plus, a calendar of art-related events

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.pressdemocrat.com/goingout/index.html
Provides information on movies, clubs, coffeehouses, theatrical performances, and more in Sonoma County and the North Bay area

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
http1.smartpages.com/sil/smartpages/__0c89ef671dtw61a7rmw/
cityguides/ca/sonoma_valley

Provides a link to a MapQuest map of Sonoma Valley

MEDIA

Books
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/
index=books&field-keywords=%20%20Sonoma%
20Valley&bq=1/ref=aps_more_b_1_2/002-1345069-1930423

Books on Sonoma Valley travel, winery tours, vineyards, and more—sold by Amazon.com

Newspapers
www.pressdemo.com
The online version of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sonoma Visitors Bureau
www.sonomavalley.com
Offers information on wineries, accommodations, restaurants, activities, cultural events, history, and more

Sonoma Wineries
www.winezone.com/SonomaWineries.html
Virtual tours and extensive information on wineries

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