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“Fun, Interesting Shopping, Wine Tasting, Restaurants”
Review of Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma Plaza
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Sonoma Plaza Food and Wine Walking Tour
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Ranked #4 of 110 things to do in Sonoma
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Owner description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is a fun, all-weather location where you can spend the day browsing unusual shops, dining from A to Z, and wine tasting in several local tasting rooms, as well as exploring the old Sonoma Mission and soldiers' barracks. There are a number of short treks off the square where you can find more wine tasting rooms, shops and a wonderful old cheese shop, the Vella Cheese Company. If you get food to go, on warm days, take advantage of the lovely tree shaded park, with lots of tables and open space to put down a blanket for a picnic. Great place to spend a day, and plenty to keep everyone happy!
The parking can be a bit of a pain, and the ways in and out of the square can take you in more than one circle (we did it twice), but once you get the hang of the bigger intersections, it is easy enough to locate parking within a reasonable walking distance, and getting back to the main streets are easy enough as well.
If you visit Sonoma, and don't have the time to drive to several wineries, or want a concentrated 'Sonoma' experience, go for this day trip!

1  Thank bookwoman54
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

A good variety of shops (clothing, home decor), art galleries, and restaurants surround the square and make for a fun, entertaining afternoon. Weekends bring events to the square - art shows, festivals, or artisans selling their creations. I'm local, head up to Sonoma regularly, and never tire of spending time on the square.

1  Thank Sandee M
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Loved the walk around town, great restaurants, variety of pricing and type. The shops are boutique and expensve but fun to look in. very walking friendly

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The plaza is ringed by a mission, shops and restaurants and bars. All centrally located for you in a 4 block area. Try it you're 'll like it.

Thank fishonBoston
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

After you explore Sonoma Plaza where you can enjoy the shops and restaurants, walk just one block east (behind the Barracks) to find a wonderful walking path. If you head north (left), you will meander past the Little League fields, Vallejo's House and open space below Sonoma Mountain. If you go south (right), you will pass by the old vineyards of the Sebastiani Winery. You can even continue along the road for more scenic views of more vineyards and country homes. This is where you'll see the locals enjoying a beautiful path that crosses the entire town of Sonoma.

4  Thank msraaka
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