Sonoma Valley has been hosting visitors for many generations. From the
days before California was a state to the present day, the area has attracted
folks of all ages.
Many visitors along the way decided to become full time
residents and the population continues to grow presenting new challenges to the area. While there are more land use
and traffic issues, the valley has always been filled with a hospitable spirit.
Most local residents will be happy to take the time to give directions, point
the way, or help with questions. Feel free to ask!
Sonoma Valley's main newspaper (since 1879) is The Sonoma Index Tribune published
weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Friday issue includes a real estate section
and highlights upcoming weekend happenings. Newspapers can be found at vending
machines in town and at locations around the valley. Visit the web site at www.sonomanews.com
Index Tribune also publishes a Sonoma Valley Guide and the yearly Sonoma
Valley Almanac filled with information about the area. You can pick one up
a free Guide or purchase the Almanac at the newspaper's office right off the west
side of the Plaza at 117 West Napa Street.
Sonoma Sun is a weekly newspaper published on Thursdays in both English and
Spanish. Find articles of interest, a schedule of local events and a programming
guide to Sonoma's radio station KSVY. Visit the Sonoma Sun's web site at
www.sonomasun.com. For local radio shows and programs see the KSVY schedule
For your banking needs there are ATM's at two locations you can walk to
from the Plaza. Washington Mutual Bank is right on the corner of Broadway
and West Napa Street and Bank of America is on West Napa Street on the
corner of First Street West.
For convenience, our local
Sonoma Valley Bank has a drive-thru window with an ATM. It is located a block from the Plaza on
the corner of West Napa Street and Second Street West across from The Marketplace
The main USPS post office is located
at 617 Broadway close to the Plaza. Keep in mind that wine cannot be shipped through
the US postal service.
In our Local
Life section you will find information on churches in Sonoma Valley
and also how to find emergency services.
Enjoy your visit!
For a copy of the printed 2008 Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau Guide call the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau at 866-996-1090 and ask them to send you a free copy!