Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma Plaza
4.5
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Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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  • vikka m
    25 contributions
    Cozy downtown
    This place is a heart of Sonoma wine county and full of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and historic landmarks. Food and wine is outstanding and it is hard to pick the best restaurant as they all offer the most delicious food. Locals judge the business by the reputation now, and that brings the competition to the absolute different level - customer service is incredible pretty much everywhere. Exploring the plaza is an absolute joy - it is small enough to spent a whole day and eventful enough to stay for a week or more, as you can explore the numerous famous wineries and landmarks of the Sonoma and Napa counties, coming back to the cutest little square where you can spent the rest of the day cozying in a park or small restaurant. Tuesday market will offer the freshest local produce, food and life music.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Anne G
    New Canaan, Connecticut41 contributions
    Beautiful area with two playgrounds and lots of shade
    We walked through the plaza many times on or way to shop, have dinner, and get ice cream at Sweet Scoops. Plentiful shade and benches, lots of people enjoying the park but it never felt crowded. Truly the heart of Sonoma!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • SonomaNut
    Sonoma, California1,150 contributions
    OK, We Live in Sonoma
    Unique historical place, home of the Bear Flag Republic. OK, only 25 days in 1846. Wander around Plaza, look at the statues, go into Visitors Center, do some shopping, eating and wine tasting. No Parking Meters and lots of Public Lots, Tesla Supercharger and EV charging too. Home of first William Sonoma store too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
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SonomaNut
Sonoma, CA1,150 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Unique historical place, home of the Bear Flag Republic. OK, only 25 days in 1846. Wander around Plaza, look at the statues, go into Visitors Center, do some shopping, eating and wine tasting. No Parking Meters and lots of Public Lots, Tesla Supercharger and EV charging too. Home of first William Sonoma store too.
Written 9 August 2023
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Anne G
New Canaan, CT41 contributions
Jul 2023
We walked through the plaza many times on or way to shop, have dinner, and get ice cream at Sweet Scoops. Plentiful shade and benches, lots of people enjoying the park but it never felt crowded. Truly the heart of Sonoma!
Written 25 July 2023
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vikka m
25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This place is a heart of Sonoma wine county and full of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and historic landmarks. Food and wine is outstanding and it is hard to pick the best restaurant as they all offer the most delicious food. Locals judge the business by the reputation now, and that brings the competition to the absolute different level - customer service is incredible pretty much everywhere. Exploring the plaza is an absolute joy - it is small enough to spent a whole day and eventful enough to stay for a week or more, as you can explore the numerous famous wineries and landmarks of the Sonoma and Napa counties, coming back to the cutest little square where you can spent the rest of the day cozying in a park or small restaurant. Tuesday market will offer the freshest local produce, food and life music.
Written 9 July 2023
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Beau K
Ann Arbor, MI66 contributions
Mar 2023
Lots of stores, the restaurants are great, go no further! However, almost all of Sonoma closes at 9 or so. There's a speakeasy on the corner that looked great but it was late....
Written 4 March 2023
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX443 contributions
Nov 2022
We decided on the spur of the moment to visit the town of Sonoma, and we found the plaza to be a good place to start. It is the centrally-located green park (though it seems like people also use the term to refer to the many businesses which surround the park).
Speaking just of the park, many people were strolling around it the Friday (11/25) we visited. It is pleasant and tree-lined; in fact, at this time the leaves of the ginko trees were already starting to turn to a brilliant yellow.
The regional visitors bureau is located there on the east side of the park. We found the staff at the tourist office to be engaging and helpful. And there are public restrooms on the back (west side) of the building.
Written 14 December 2022
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Sue W
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Love Sonoma !!! My home away from home ! Stayed on the plaza at Swiss Hotel for a week and basically toured the Plaza ! So much to see, wine tasting, chocolate, great shops, restaurants, and loved Tuesday Night Farmers night ! If you have not been highly recommend it ! Till next visit !!!
Written 26 September 2022
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Myles R
Waveland, MS83 contributions
Aug 2022
Perfect spot for wine tasting, dining, shopping. Bonus on Tuesday evening is the Farmers Market with food trucks and music. A perfect way to close out a day. Bring a chair or blanket and your beverage of choice. Beautiful park surrounds the City Hall building with clean bathroom facility on east side of plaza.
Written 19 August 2022
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jennyh910
Reno, NV42 contributions
Jun 2022
Great shops, restaurants and bars. Great area to walk. Hours of operation tend to be a bit odd. With there were more consistent hours of operations.
Written 29 June 2022
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tennille2007
Fairfax, VA29 contributions
Jun 2022
Highly recommend walking through this area on your first day (before the wine tours and vineyard visits!)
Written 6 June 2022
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amazingsoccerman
Maple Valley, WA51 contributions
Apr 2022
Lovely place to spend some time. Surrounded by shops and restaurants. We could have spent much more time there if we had arrived earlier in the day.
Written 2 June 2022
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