For wine lovers looking for a slower pace and fewer crowds, Sonoma Valley offers just the ticket. And there is no need to leave your best friend home; there are plenty of pet-friendly lodgings to choose from and just one look at our guide to the pet-friendly wineries of Sonoma Valley and you'll see that vintners are a pet-loving bunch.
If you're in the Valley the last full weekend in September, don't miss the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival in Sonoma. You and your pet can watch the Blessing of the Grapes and the parade through town, along with other activities.
And after a hard day of wine tasting, you and your pet might want to unwind with a relaxing ramble. The Jack London State Historic Park in Kenwood offers just the thing. London wrote a lot great dog books (Call of the Wild, White Fang, Brown Wolf & Other Stories, etc.) so we're sure your best buddy will catch a vibe there. You can visit Jack's gravesite as well as the ruins of his dream house, "Wolf House," which burned down in 1913.