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Exciting Things to Do in Sonoma County This May

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Sonoma County, nestled in the heart of California’s wine country, offers a wide variety of activities for visitors. From exploring lush vineyards and tasting world-class wines to immersing yourself in the serene beauty of redwood forests and coastal beaches, Sonoma County promises an unforgettable experience. With spring in full swing, what better way to experience all of this than on a bike and taking in the beauty at your leisure. Grab your bike (we got you covered if you don’t have one) and let’s dive into some of the top attractions you should be putting on your to-do list this May:



Seasonal Pairing Dinner at Barrel Brothers Brewing Kitchen & Cocktails

Join Barrel Brothers for their wildly popular Seasonal Pairing Dinner on May 15th. Guests will be treated to an extraordinary 5-course tasting experience that is expertly paired with their signature craft beers. They also have matching, non-alcoholic counterparts for those who prefer to stay sober. After the immense success of their first event, Barrel Brothers promises this upcoming event to be a culinary experience like no other. Their skilled chefs have crafted a menu that celebrates global flavors complemented by exceptional brews. The doors open at 5:30PM, and the tasting begins at 6:00PM, so make sure you get there early to enjoy a drink and mingle beforehand!

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Foothill Regional Park

Open daily from 7:00AM until sunset, Foothill Regional Park is a beautiful wilderness park that spans 211 acres at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. From rolling hillsides and ridge-top views of northern Sonoma County, to three ponds for bass and bluegill fishing, Foothill Regional Park has it all and more. In total, the park offers nearly 7 miles of multi-use trails that cover many different types of terrain. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are options for any aspiring hiker, biker, and equestrian looking to enjoy themselves.




Butterflies & Buds: Wine & Hands-on Farm Activities Event

Immerse yourself on May 11th in the beauty of spring at DaVero Winery’s Butterflies & Buds Spring Festival! While there, you’ll be able to take part in several hands-on activities such as planting flowers in their pollinator garden, crafting fragrant floral sachets, picking up seed packets for your own gardens, and more. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy an exquisite spring wine tasting featuring DaVero’s seasonal varietals, including Frizzante and Rosato. The event starts at 10:00AM and lasts until 2:00PM, so join them for a unique experience and the delightful tastes of spring.

Healdsburg’s Historic Plaza

Named one of the nation’s six “Most Romantic Small Towns” by CNN Travel for a reason, Healdsburg’s 19th-century plaza is sure to delight anyone who decides to pay it a visit. Full of life and personality, there is no shortage of things to do while there. Relaxing coffee shops, bookstores, art galleries, and boutiques are only the beginning of what the plaza has to offer. Alternatively, take in the redwood trees as you lounge by the fountain and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even go beyond the plaza and enjoy beautiful 19th and 20th-century homes.



Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay Fishermen’s Festival

Beginning in 1973, Bodega Bay’s community has hosted the annual Fisherman’s Festival, full of delightful events for people of all ages. The festival has its origin as a celebration of the start of the Salmon fishing season and the annual Blessing of the Fleet, with each year’s theme being chosen by the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Marketing Association. Expect to see craft booths, live music, delicious food, entertainment, and more! The festival is being held on May 4th and May 5th, with festivities lasting from 10:00AM until 5:00PM, so make sure you set some time aside to enjoy the fun!

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Whale Watching at Bodega Head

If whale-watching is something you’ve always thought of doing, Bodega Head peninsula just so happens to be one of the West Coast’s premier spots to do it. On weekends from January through May, volunteers from the Whale Watch Public Education Program spend time at Bodega Head to help visitors catch a glimpse of the whales, so make sure to stop by and learn something new from them! if you’re feeling adventurous, Ace It Bike Tours offer a guided Bodega Bay Bike & Hike Tour that lets you explore Bodega Head through two captivating activities seamlessly woven into one exciting experience, learning about local wildlife and history as you go.


Santa Rosa

Cinco de Mayo Mezcal de Leyendas Dinner

Prepare for a night of fine dining, one-of-a-kind mezcal, and fantastic company this Cinco de Mayo at the Flamingo Lazeaway Club. This year, the Flamingo Lazeaway Club is proud to announce an exclusive dinner event in partnership with Mezcal de Leyendas, who are known for their distinct, terroir-focused mezcals. This unique tasting experience will be taken to the next level with a delicious menu that is crafted using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms and artisan producers. With the reception starting at 6:00PM and dinner being served at 7:00PM, this will be a night you won’t soon forget.

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Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

The Greek Revival home where Burbank lived from 1884 to 1906 is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public to explore. The grounds also contain a greenhouse, one acre of gardens planted with Burbank creations, and his grave. For those not in the know, Luther Burbank was a self-educated agricultural scientist known as the Wizard of Horticulture. He’s developed the Russet Burbank potato, Santa Rosa plum, July Elberta peach, Flaming Gold nectarine, Shasta daisy, and about 800 other plant creations! The house’s furnishings are original, and the former carriage house is now a museum/gift shop. Charming and serene, it’s all located in downtown Santa Rosa, which was open countryside when Burbank took up residence.


Whether you’re planning on visiting somewhere specific, or are just looking to take a leisurely vacation in the beautiful Wine Country, you’ll be sure to make cherished memories that you can share with friends for years to come. If you still have space after marking all of these amazing activities on your calendar, we here at Ace It Bike Tours would be delighted to take your vacation in our beautiful Wine Country to the next level with quality tours and bike rentals all over Sonoma County. Whatever you decide to do this may, make sure to Ace It!

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