The Best Places to Travel in September

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The Best Places to Travel in September: Sonoma, California

“September is harvest time in wine country, although the exact dates are determined by the weather and the ripeness of the grapes. It’s a busy time with vineyard crews bringing in the fruit, and it’s a celebratory season that all wine lovers should experience at least once. In Sonoma’s historic downtown, stroll among shops, wine tasting rooms, cafes, pubs, and galleries. The eight-acre town square, Sonoma Plaza, is the largest in California, and it’s home to the northernmost Franciscan mission in California, Mission San Francisco Solano. Just a few blocks from the Plaza, the MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, a luxury boutique hotel, is an example of Victorian architecture and an ideal location for exploring Sonoma. Nearby Cornerstone Sonoma features wine tasting rooms, boutiques, artisanal foods, and Sunset Gardens and Outdoor Test Kitchen.  Away from the bustling vineyards and wineries, Sonoma Coast State Park is the place for sandy beaches, secluded coves, and hiking trails. Stay nearby at the Bodega Bay Lodge, set on Sonoma’s rugged coast with views of the Pacific.”

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