Life's a Picnic

By: Cecily G

Life’s a picnic, especially in Sonoma. And it just so happens, that Sonoma is one of the best places to enjoy a meal al fresco. Don’t know what to bring, or where to get your supplies? We can help with that. 😉

What to bring:

A picnic basket (large enough to hold all the goods!)

A blanket (to sit on, or use as a tablecloth on a picnic bench)

Ice packs

Trash bags

Utensils, plates (depending on the type of fare you choose)



Corkscrew or bottle opener (depending on the rules at the site of your picnic)

Where to stop before:

VJB Cellars

Stop in for fresh salads, authentic paninis, meatballs, cheeses, and more for an Italian-inspired picnic near Kenwood.

Sonoma Market

Sonoma Market is a staple for local and organic Sonoma products. You can even order your packed picnic ahead to pickup! Just a few blocks from the Sonoma Plaza.

Glen Ellen Village Market

Finding yourself in Glen Ellen? Stop in to this friendly market for all your picnic essentials. The sandwiches at the deli are a must!

Basque Boulangerie

Order either a breakfast or lunch picnic from this cafe before a picnic on the adjacent Sonoma Plaza.

the girl & the fig CATERS!

Order ahead to pick up an easy boxed lunch, including salads, sandwiches, sides and sweets.

Sign of the Bear Kitchenware and Tableware

Forgot some supplies at home? Sign of the Bear has everything from cookware, to tableware, to wine gadgets, to fun gifts, and everything in between.

Where to bring your picnic:

Depot Park

270-284 First Street West

Jack London State Historic Park

2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen

Kenwood Plaza Park

200 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

12841 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen

Sonoma Plaza

#1 Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma

Vallejo Home State Historic Park

Third St West & Spain Street, Sonoma

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