In the heart of California’s wine country is the quaint and charming town of Sonoma, and if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Napa, Sonoma is the perfect low-key place to do that. Aside from the rich history of the area, Sonoma is, of course, brimming with wineries. In fact, Sonoma is often considered the birthplace of California wine. If you visit during the summer months, the town square is a must see. Every weekend they hold festivals and farmers markets, just as any small town should.