Occidental is a laid-back farming town in the heart of Sonoma County. There’s a single main street lined with rather graceful 19th Century buildings and a detour-worthy farmer’s market where you can expect some amazing produce, but also musicians and crafts-folk. Occidental is especially beautiful at Christmas - they really go to town with their decorations here. The best places to stay in Occidental are an elite band, so our Guru has also included a list of the best places to stay in Occidental’s surrounds, where there are some rather lovely retreat-type properties.
A boutique Sonoma County inn, ideally located for visiting the famous local wineries. Plush bedrooms feature feather beds, fireplaces, comfy seating areas, antique details and en suites. Al fresco dining in the beautiful flower gardens. Romantic and quaint.