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Sonoma Plaza

Spain Street between Second and Fourth Sts., Sonoma, CA
707-996-1090
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a...
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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Palm Coast, Florida
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267 reviews 267 reviews
141 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I always look forward to visiting Sonoma Plaza. We usually eat at one of the many restaurants surrounding the plaza. On our last visit we ate at a lovely Portuguese tapas restaurant, LaSalette located down a little alley on the East side of the plaza. We always make a walking circuit of the plaza checking out the menus and stores... More 

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california
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

note that the courthouse was built to face each direction equally. Sonoma is a fun town with things to see and do

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Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was worth stopping in. The park seems kind of random with modern art and these old buildings but it all seems to work. The palm tree that was decorated in Christmas lights is hysterical. Its worth walking around the shops.

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Charming as you can possibly imagine, but without the overly twee pandering to the tourist element. Lovely park space, historic buildings galore, and some terrific restaurants and tasting rooms surrounding the plaza.

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Santa Fe
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the most historically significant spots in the region, this simple plaza is surrounded by good shops and restaurants (especially Cafe Le Haye) and is nicely lighted at night. A refreshingly tranquil spot compared to the rush of Napa Valley towns.

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Atlanta, GA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The plaza is beautiful and surrounded by wonderful shops and restaurants. It's a great place to relax and now with the holidays is decorated with lights and fully lit up a night. Just a warning, although dogs are everywhere in Sonoma, they are not allowed in the grassy area of the plaza.

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Sonoma, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The plaza is a wonderful place to visit: lots of interesting stores, city hall is historic, good variety of restaurants, but way too many tasting rooms for my taste. The Visitors Bureau has excellent service and is very helpful

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The plaza is like America in the 1950's - charming, beautifully maintained, full of history, lively activity interesting shops all around and really reflects the warm and gracious spirit of this community. My only regret is that dogs are not allowed here on a leash. I hope the city reconsiders this ruling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sonoma offers so many open spaces for who like me loves outside picnics! More, it so clean and the park in the middle of the square gives a welcoming feeling. Highly recommend town!

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Numerous woman's clothing shops with ridiculously overpriced unattractive clothes. Art galleries and some cafés. Enjoyed some sorbet at the cheese factory but overall just so-so experience. Glad I was alone my kids would like the park but be miserable the rest of the time.

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