Moving can be a big change, especially if you switch school districts, climates, or countries. If you’re looking to move to the Sonoma Coast, there are quite a few things to consider when adjusting to your new life. After all, even the various regions of California are vastly different from one another. So, if you need some help reimagining your new lifestyle, here are six tips to help you along the way.
The packing process
Before you can dive into life in California, there’s an important step you have to get right packing!
Increase your coastal wardrobe
Switch out non-applicable gear
Try out a few beach hobbies
If you want to become a regular Sonoma resident, you’ll have to adapt to the culture. That means that you should find yourself a beach hobby. Many locals enjoy the sun and surf, either through in-water activities like surfing, canoeing, and kayaking, or having fun beachside with things like jogging, sunning, volleyball, sandcastle making, and kiting. You can even take up scuba diving or dive for abalone after completing the local scuba training courses required to dive in the ocean.
Think of the kids
Research local activities
You'll want something to do after you move into your Sonoma Coast home. After all, you likely won’t know many people in the area yet, so you’ll need some activities to break up all the monotony of unpacking. So, while you can enjoy local festivals and other big events over time, you might want to participate in some Sonoma County activities that you’re super excited about, like oyster shucking, wine tasting, and hiking.
A few of the coziest places to enjoy as you’re settling down in Sonoma County are local restaurants like Drake’s at The Bodega Bay Lodge, Tides Wharf Restaurant and Bar, and Fishetarian Fish Market. You could also head to local movie theaters like North Bay Movies or Sonoma Movies. Golf enthusiasts can head to Sonoma Golf to get a feel for their new hometown course.