Welcome To Sonora, CA, “Queen of the Southern Mines”
Permit is required and authorizes restaurants, wineries or breweries to operate outdoors and
only in compliance with State and County guidelines.
In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills, in the heart of California’s “Gold Country” lies Sonora, named after the miners from Sonora Mexico who settled the City in 1848. Known as the “Queen of the Southern Mines”, Sonora still holds on to its historic downtown charm while thriving as the commercial, government and cultural center for the region. The City of Sonora is accessible year round and conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and other regional favorites, including Columbia and Railtown State Historic Parks. Every season brings a natural beauty to this City and there are numerous opportunities to enjoy the splendor of the outdoors, including the City’s Dragoon Gulch Trail.