A trusted Expedia brand
Book a car in 3 easy steps
Find great deals
If your trip to Sonoma is all locked in but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Sonoma Plaza and Artesa Winery are some fascinating attractions that everybody should make time to explore. Organize your route and spend an hour or so exploring each one.
Plan a stop at Sonoma TrainTown Railroad. It's one sight you'll find on most travelers' must-do lists. If you still have some space on your travel schedule, Mission San Francisco Solano and Buena Vista Winery will keep you busy too.
If you've seen all the main sights in Sonoma, don't be in a rush to hang up those walking shoes just yet. You'll find some iconic sights a little further out. San Francisco is 34 miles away and home to Pier 39. It's well worth making a day trip out of.
Below are our top recommendations if you want to score the biggest discounts on a rental car:
No matter your motoring requirements in Sonoma, CarRentals.com will take you from A to B with ease. If you're in the city on business, a premium car is a great fit. These types of vehicles boast top-quality finishes, sleek interiors, and a host of contemporary features. Hitting the road on a budget and in the mood to save a few bucks? A mini or a compact car may be the way to go. Little runabouts like these are cheaper to run and perfect for zooming around traffic. If you have the kids (and loads of luggage) in tow, a full-size car will give you all the room and space you need.
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream ride is far more achievable than you might think! Picture yourself cruising the open roads in a classy convertible, even if it's only for a few days. Or maybe you're just after a trusty set of wheels to bring you from point A to point B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit your style in Sonoma.
There's more to cruising the roads of Sonoma than simply sliding behind the wheel and cranking the engine. Familiarize yourself with a few of the most important local rules and regulations here:
Motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road in Sonoma. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always wise to drive a little more cautiously on roads you're not familiar with.
Finding a place to park in Sonoma isn't always easy. That's why many book a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around the city, pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could get you a large fine.
As the population of Sonoma is roughly 10,600, you won't have a lot of difficulty with traffic. However, main roads generally get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
There are. In Sonoma, speed limits range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Residential zones have a maximum speed limit of 25 mi/h unless signed otherwise.
Normally your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may supply your information to the relevant local authority, who'll then send a fine straight to you.
As with many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Sonoma. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you stay focused on the road.
When behind the wheel in Sonoma, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes, you are allowed to turn on a red light in Sonoma. Firstly though, you have to bring the car to a complete stop. Continue only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in Sonoma County.