09/16/2014

Visit the Sonoma Serengeti

Safari West in Santa Rosa

If you are looking for a fun family adventure in Wine Country, Safari West is for you! Located on 400 acres in Santa Rosa, Safari West is a wildlife preserve that is home to hundreds of animals. Your family can explore the Sonoma Serengeti on an African wildlife safari alongside romping herds of exotic wildlife.

Safari West

Safari West offers a variety of safari tours where you can get up close and personal with more than 700 animals including zebra, gazelles and more! Afterwards, take a break and dine at the Savannah Café for a delicious ranch style BBQ meal.

Wine Country is a great place for a family getaway. With fun places to see like Safari West, you and your children will love the excitement you can find here. Stay with us at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel right in the middle of the amazing attractions in Sonoma Valley. For reservations or more information see our website or call us 707-523-7555.

Image: Safari West

09/09/2014

What's Your Story?

#HiltonStory Photo Contest

Hilton Worldwide Invites travelers to relive their favorite travel moments with #HiltonStory Social Media Contest.

Hilton Story Contest

Every week from now through October 26, Hilton Worldwide will award a two-night stay to a lucky traveler who shares an image from their own travels using the hashtag #HiltonStory. Entries may be posted to Hilton’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Whether it's a family trip, a girls' weekend, or a romantic getaway, Hilton Worldwide wants you to dig up photos from your favorite trips and share your best memories.

Travel is all about finding new experiences, and #HiltonStory gives travelers the opportunity to share highlights of their adventures - and maybe earn the chance to make more great memories with Hilton. Whether the travels are big or small, Hilton sets the stage for memorable experiences and here’s an opportunity to share your memories in a new way.

For contest details, see the Hilton Worldwide’s Facebook page.

Make some memories with a getaway to Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel.  Centrally located in Santa Rosa, our hotel is close to so many attractions, wineries and activities. For your wine country getaway call us at 707-523-7555.

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09/02/2014

Celebrate All Things Fall at The Fair

Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2014

The annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October 3-5, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, is a celebration of the local harvest. Regarded as one of the best fall festivals in the country, it celebrates the grape harvest of California wine country.

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair features three full days of all-inclusive wine tasting with over 150 wineries, wine sales, food pairing, craft beer and cider tasting, a marketplace, chef demonstrations and workshops, the World Championship Grape Stomp, live music, art show and much more.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2014There are plenty of family-friendly activities, too,  including sheepdog trials, pumpkin tosses, cow-milking contests, petting zoo, carnival rides and an Easy Bake Oven Bake-Off contest.
A highlight of the Fair is the World Championship Grape Stomp. This hilarious, action-packed competition can only be experienced at the Harvest Fair.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is just minutes away from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Stay in our luxurious hotel so close to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. For reservations see our website or call 707-523-7555.

Image Source:  Sonoma County Harvest Fair

08/26/2014

Here’s Your Chance to Treat Your Loved One to a Wine Country Getaway!

Hilton Romance Package

When was the last time the two of you got away together….just because? Let The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel inspire you to reserve a romantic getaway to relax, recharge, and reconnect with each other. Our Hilton Romance Hotel Package provides everything you need to treat yourself and your loved one to a relaxing stay at our wine country retreat.

Your Romantic Retreat starts with accommodations that are an escape from everyday life. We offer guestrooms and suites that surround you with welcoming comforts. Every room is beautifully furnished with the legendary Hilton Serenity Bed by Serta, luxurious duvet cover and feather pillows. Your bathroom features granite and Peter Thomas Roth Bath amenities.

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryYour Hilton Romance Package includes:
 - Beautiful guest accommodations
 - American Breakfast in bed
 - A bottle of sparkling wine
 - Late check-out
 - Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
 - Complimentary 24hrs Fitness Center
 - Complimentary Parking

While you’re relaxing together, dine at Nectar Restaurant and enjoy our extensive wine selections. If you stay two or more nights with our Hilton Romance Hotel Package, enjoy one free entrée with the purchase of an entrée at Nectar.

Take this opportunity to getaway, just the two of you. For reservations see our website or call 707-523-7555.

08/19/2014

Try These Unforgettable Wine Country Tours

Platypus Wine Tours

Platypus Wine Tours, Ltd. is a tour and transportation company specializing in intimate, unforgettable wine tours. They are highly experienced tour guides in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, as well as other local wine regions.

If you are seeking a lighthearted and fun approach to tasting and learning about wine, Platypus Wine Tours may be for you. Smaller, charming vineyards, historic wineries and family owned operations are their specialty. They bring guests to hidden gem wineries – many of which they have never even heard of.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Their Join-In Wine Tours provide a social and lighthearted way to see and taste the best that the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have to offer. Their Join-In groups visit four  wineries with an expert tour guide, enjoy a picnic lunch and taste some of the world's best wines.For more information and to make a reservation for a Platypus Wine Tour, see their website.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is just minutes from Platypus Wine Tours. Make us your home while you tour the area wineries. Our luxury accommodations and outdoor dining patio offer the perfect place to relax after a day of touring and tasting. For hotel reservations and more information see our website or call 707-523-7555.

08/12/2014

Last chance to Enjoy First-Class Entertainment at Jack London State Park

Broadway Under The Stars Gala 2014

Transcendence Theatre’s Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Park is an award-winning series of Broadway-inspired concerts that feature incredible talent from the NY and Hollywood stages and screen.  More than just a standard musical revue, each concert weaves favorite Broadway and popular songs into a spectacular evening unlike anything you’ve seen before.

The Transcendence Theatre’s Broadway Under the Stars is having their end of season Gala Celebration concerts September 5 & 6th, your last opportunity to enjoy these amazing performances in the beautiful outdoor Jack London State Park. Each evening will begin with picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the park’s sprawling vineyards.  Visitors can enjoy local pours from numerous Sonoma wineries, food from local vendors and pre-show music, with food and wine available for purchase.  

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryThis concert is a little bit of the best from the summer season and some new sure-to-be classics rolled into one spectacular evening.   Picknicking and pre-show begin at 5pm, the concert starts at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information see their website.

Make Hilton Sonoma Wine Country your destination for luxury accommodations after Broadway Under The Stars Gala. Relax at our beautiful outdoor pool, and enjoy fresh cuisine on the patio of our own Nectar restaurant. Nectar’s wine menu boasts over 120 wines, all from local Sonoma and Napa County Vineyards. For your reservation and more information see our website or call us at 707-523-7555.

08/05/2014

Top Winemakers and Chefs Offer Dazzling Weekend to Remember

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is Sonoma County’s signature, and largest, charity event, bringing together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, along with a collection of the area’s best chefs. All proceeds from this weekend benefit local charities. Since its inception, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised over $12 million for charities that benefit students, children, farm workers and people in need in Sonoma County communities.

Sonoma Wine Country WeekendThis year’s event is scheduled for August 29-31. The kick-off to this amazing weekend will be a poolside Friday evening party at the iconic Francis Ford Coppola Winery with wine, delicious cuisine, live music and dancing.  

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will feature numerous winemaker lunches, dinners and tours. At these events, visitors will share a meal with the winemakers whose wines have earned international acclaim, paired with the culinary creations of a local chef utilizing Sonoma County fresh seasonal offerings. On Sunday, wineries will host barbecues, each putting their own special spin on Sonoma’s top grilled foods. For tickets and more information on all of these events, see their website.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is proud to be a Preferred Partner Hotel for Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Visitors can mention Sonoma Wine Country Weekend for a special group rate when making a hotel reservation.  For reservations and more information see our hotel website or call us 707-523-7555.

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07/29/2014

Get Ready For Some High-Flying Fun in Sonoma County

Wings Over Wine Country Air Show 2014

The 2014 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show promises to be the biggest airshow ever in Sonoma County.  It takes place over two action-packed days, September 20-21, from 9am to 4pm. Wings Over Wine Country is presented annually by the Pacific Coast Air Museum at Sonoma County Airport, and every year it draws tens of thousands of spectators.

This year’s airshow will feature a large collection of classic P-51 fighter Mustangs, both on the ground and in the sky.  Chuck Aaron, the only civilian-licensed pilot to fly an aerobatic routine in a helicopter will perform amazing maneuvers. Also not to be missed is the Marine MV-22 Osprey demonstration. Watch with awe as this marvel of technology takes to the air with its powerful turboprop engines enabling it to take off and land vertically and rotate forward for horizontal flight.

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryOther attractions include:

  • Parade of Warbirds—Photo-Op Flybys
  • Kids' World – inflatables and rides
  • Climb-Aboard Aircraft
  • Static Display of Classics & Warbirds
  • Military Vehicle Display
  • Memorabilia & Souvenir Vendors

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is just minutes away from all the action at Wings Over Wine Country.  Make it a weekend with accommodations at our beautiful wine country getaway. Take a dip in our outdoor pool, and dine al fresco on the patio of Nectar Restaurant. For more information or to make your reservation, see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

07/22/2014

Tour Wine Country By Motorcycle

Motorcycle Tours of Wine Country

Santa Rosa is the starting point for exploring Sonoma County's many attractions, wineries and natural beauty.  Why not try a totally different way to tour wine country? Adventure Touring Motorcycle Rentals and Tours in Santa Rosa offers everything you need to take in the beautiful countryside….from the back of a motorcycle.

Adventure Touring can take you on some of the most incredible motorcycling roads that wind through breathtaking California scenery. In a single day you can ride through mountain passes, dense redwood forests, grassy rolling hills, coastal cliffs and sprawling vineyards.

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryAdventure Touring offers one and three day tours of the area. You can bring your own bike or rent one of their BMW motorcycles and all the equipment you need. Whether you are a novice or a more experienced rider, they have tours that will meet your skill level and offer you a guide that has extensive local knowledge, providing both safety and enjoyment along the way.

After your tour of wine country, head over to Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. Located just minutes from Adventure Touring, you can top off your day with dinner and local wines at our own Nectar Restaurant. For more information on Nectar or to reserve a room at the beautiful Hilton Sonoma Wine Country see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

07/15/2014

Join The Fun as The 2014 Santa Rosa Marathon Races Into Town!

Santa Rosa Marathon and Half-Marathon

August is a thrilling month for runners with the annual Santa Rosa Marathon providing an exciting race experience in beautiful Wine Country. This Boston qualifier offers a full marathon, half marathon, and a 5k race.

This event is a favorite of hundreds of area runners as well as spectators, walkers and supporters. The race starts and finishes in picturesque Juilliard Park. This year also offers a 5k and it is the first race to run through Downtown Santa Rosa.

A memorable treat waits at mile ten as the marathoners run through the beautiful De Loach Vineyard grounds and then through one of its colorful wine barrel and fermenting rooms.

  • Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryRace Date: August 24, 2014
  • Custom Swag for all half and full runners
  • Bottle of De Loach Wine for marathon runners
  • Custom wicking shirt for all 5k finishers
  • Beer and wine tastings

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is less than 4 miles from the Santa Rosa Marathon and festivities.  Reserve your room with us now, and enjoy our beautiful pool, outdoor dining patio and some much deserved rest and relaxation. For reservations and more information see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.