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Sonoma Plaza

Spain Street between Second and Fourth Sts., Sonoma, CA
707-996-1090
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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Montreal, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visit allot of different towns that have similar squares surrounded by shops and restaurants. Sonoma definitely takes a step above the rest. You can't go wrong with all the great selections of wines, and great local food. I really liked trying the cheese with local wines. This is a good starting point a s well to get winery recommendations.

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Toronto
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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If there is one thing to dislike about the Sonoma Plaza, it is that parking is at a premium. But that is also an indication that it is probably worth the visit. The streets bounding the plaza are full of interesting restaurants, shops and art galleries. No chain outlets of any kind, not even a Starbucks. The inside of the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Sonoma Plaza a couple different times to eat and walk around to shop. There is plenty to do in the Square. Just stroll down the street, pop into the stores, enjoy a glass of wine in the tasting rooms - definitely a great stop.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A must go to. Cafe's are great chocolate shops, sandwich shops shopping etc.. Always an event going on in the center lawn.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful and so relaxed. It reminded me of the town in BACK TO THE FUTURE. The Plaza has a memorial to the raising of the original nation of California (yes, that is the Nation of California...it did not last long before it became US property again). I would gladly spend my whole day there watching the world go by. You... More

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Sonoma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We thought this walkway was going to be something special, instead this was wine bar after wine bar. Nothing special at all. What IS special about going wine tasting is walking through the vineyards where the grapes are grown and then seeing the process of those grapes go through to make the wine you are tasting. Learning about the different... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of very unique shops and restaurants. We walked up and down all the side streets popping in and out of many stores. Many of which were pet friendly!

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In the heart of Sonoma City, the plaza is a must to visit. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful downtown area in the entire wine country.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a wonderful week in Sonoma. Wine country at its best. Downtown Sonoma is charming and full of excellant restaurants and at least 10 tasting rooms. The town is active, with lots of nooks and small shops that are full of fun gifts to buy. This is a must town for wine lovers. Travel up the road to Glen Ellen... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Buy some cheese and wine at the cheese factory and enjoy the lovely shaded picnic tables in the center of Sonoma Plaza. A great spot!

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