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Top 3 Outdoor Activities Near Wander Sonoma Creek

From Sonoma Botanical Gardens to adrenaline-pumping ropes courses, Sonoma has something for everyone. Start planning your unforgettable getaway today!

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Top 3 Outdoor Activities Near Wander Sonoma Creek

Explore beyond the vineyards with outdoor activities such as the Sonoma Botanical Gardens, an exhilarating adventure ropes course, and the iconic race track at Sonoma Raceway. Whether you're savoring fine wines or heading out on an adventure, Sonoma offers something for every taste and interest. Here are 3 activities you should try when you visit Wander Sonoma Creek:

Sonoma Botanical Gardens

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Creek:

  • Location: 12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

  • Hours: 9AM-4PM Wednesday- Monday; Closed Tuesday  

  • Phone: (707) 996-3166

  • Website: https://sonomabg.org/

Sonoma Botanical Garden, founded in 1987 by Jane Davenport Jansen, boasts one of the world's largest collections of documented Asian and California native plants. Dedicated to conserving plant diversity, the garden offers visitors the chance to explore meandering pathways, hidden picnic spots, and panoramic valley views while learning about each plant's unique identifiers and source information. Rooted in a mission to inspire appreciation and understanding of these plants, the garden expanded its vision in 2021 to include the biodiversity of the California floristic province.

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course

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Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course, nestled in the redwoods of Northern California, offers experiential training, team building, and wilderness adventures to diverse groups, corporations, and families. Established in 1984 and rebuilt in 2000 with community support, this non-profit organization has been a valuable resource for the community. Its volunteer leaders undergo rigorous training before leading courses set on Sonoma Mountain, providing a unique and enriching experience for all participants.

Sonoma Raceway 

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Creek: 24.3 miles

  • Location: 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476

  • Hours: 6AM-10PM daily 

  • Phone: (800) 870-7223

  • Email: (800) 870-7223

  • Website: https://www.sonomaraceway.com/

Discover the excitement of racing at Sonoma Raceway, a renowned 2.52-mile road course and drag strip nestled in the picturesque Sonoma Mountains of California. With racing events happening year-round, this legendary venue offers thrills for motorsport enthusiasts of all kinds. Indulge in a variety of dining and beverage options available throughout the raceway, all conveniently cashless for your convenience. Plus, don't forget to pack your soft-sided cooler to keep refreshments cool as you soak in the adrenaline-pumping action on the track.

Tip: Be sure to check out the events calendar for unique activities throughout the year. 

Though our list is short, the outdoor adventures in Sonoma are endless and we can't wait to see where you'll go! Chat with our 24/7 Wander Concierge via the app or via text at 737-377-3205 for any help you may need during your trip to Wander Sonoma Creek. See you soon!

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