Sonoma County Tourism Surges to $1.65 Billion in Revenue

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It’s another record year in Sonoma County for the tourism industry.  If it’s not wine, then it’s beer.  If it’s not a wedding, then it’s a corporate retreat.  Maybe you like antiques, or eco-tourism, golfing, hiking, mountain climbing, or good food?  Sonoma County has all this and more, making it one of the world’s premier travel destinations.

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, tourism revenues grew 2.4 percent in 2014 to $1.65 billion, an increase of nearly $40 million over the previous year. It’s the fifth year in a row in terms of growth, according to data provided by Visit California.

The Press Democrat Article talks about many of the attractions for Sonoma County, which is not necessarily the wine-tasting, but the broad range of experiences offered by the region, including the coast, redwoods, landscape, agriculture and other factors.  Next time you book your visit to Sonoma County, fly into the Sonoma County Airport (STS) and reserve a rental car from Sixt of Sonoma County.


Five Fun Things to Do in Gualala, California

Gualala, California - Russian River Area Activities Thanks to our friends at, here are five fun ways of spending time in the beautiful rural get-a-way of Gualala, California, with peaceful river valleys, majestic redwoods, and exotic adventures of discovery that will surprise you.  The village of Gualala is nestled into craggy bluffs at the mouth of the Gualala River where it meets the Russian River.  The weather is always mild, being very close to the ocean, but hidden in scenic coastal river valleys with fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and more.  Read More