CU-RI-OUS adj.

Fond of exploration; adventurous, bold; seeking new experiences.

Welcome to For The Curious: our curated, insider lists of what to see (and do and taste) during your El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen experience. We’ve done the planning, so you can focus on the exploring.


Curated by local-cuisine insiders, our list of best-of culinary favorites includes an intimate wine-and-food pairing at a historic residence-turned-tasting room, Sonoma Plaza’s only homemade ice cream shop, and the best truffles in the valley. Tastefully curious, indeed.

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Add a little adventure to your wine tasting itinerary with off the-beaten-path, curated experiences, from hanging out with a local winemaker for the day to ATV wine tours through the scenic countryside. Beyond the vineyards, there’s even more to explore—try being a race car driver at Sonoma Raceway, or for something a little less extreme check out views of the valley from the Overlook Trail.

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When you want to be a traveler not just a tourist, exploring like a local is key. Tour a 150-year-old estate winery or step inside the original adobe homes in the largest town plaza in California. For an old-meets-new escape, watch local and indie films at the historic-chic theatre across the street.

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