Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sonora is your gateway to Yosemite adventures, Gold Country discoveries and spectacular High Sierra views. When you stay and play Sonora, you also support a local community of small businesses devoted to this area and its rich history.
One Small City. Three Big Destinations
One Small City.
Three Big Destinations.
YOSEMITE | GOLD COUNTRY | HIGH SIERRA
Enjoy our many unique eateries with dishes and brews you can’t find anywhere else. Quench your thirst with a variety of unique breweries, bars, lounges and a saloon (no kidding). Or visit legendary restaurants ranging from Mexican cantinas and Italian kitchens to Japanese ramen and Thai cuisine. Top off your visit with an indulgent trip to a candy shop or ice cream stop.
Whether collectibles and toy shops make you feel like a kid again, or antiques and boutiques are your thing, Sonora’s quaint shops offer memorable treasures with something special for everyone. You’re sure to find a unique gift for a special friend — or yourself.
Stay in Sonora
Historic hotels and charming B&Bs are waiting to welcome you. With Sonora as your hub, you’re right in the midst of all the beauty of Tuolumne County, and within walking distance of shopping, dining and historical landmarks.
Downtown Sonora hosts several events every season including the Spring Festival, Annual Celtic Faire, Sonora’s Certified Farmer’s Market, the Mother Lode Fair and, of course, our festive Christmas Parade.
There’s much beauty to explore in Sonora like our own Dragoon Gulch Trail where you’ll travel along a natural creek and take in spectacular views of the city. Of course, nearby Yosemite and the High Sierra offer several exhilarating trails as well.
There are several beautiful parks in Sonora like Prospector Park, home to historic mining equipment and the 49ers Rotary Park that includes a skate park and the “Heaven for Kids” playground.
We’re proud of our historic origins and it shows. Right in Sonora, you’ll find the Veterans Memorial Military Museum, Sonora Fire Museum and the Tuolumne County Museum.