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Sonoma Plaza

Address: Spain Street between Second and Fourth Sts., Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: 707-996-1090
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Ranked #5 of 79 things to do in Sonoma
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bordered by several gourmet shops, this pretty town square is a perfect place for a picnic.
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Kailua, Hawaii
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258 reviews 258 reviews
76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Sonoma Plaza is the historic square in downtown Sonoma. It is surrounded by historic structures, including the mission San Francisco Solano, as well as contemporary restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shopping. It is a perfect destination to spend all or a part of your day.

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Sherman, Texas
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38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great square to walk around. There are the historic missions on one side and all of the shopping and eating you could imagine. There are also plenty of places to try and buy wine! We loved walking around and sitting in the square!

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Fort Worth, TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I didn't get to spend enough time in Sonoma Plaza since we didn't get there until about 6PM. Many places were closed but we did get to hit a couple wine bars and Burgers & Vine. Sonoma Plaza is very pretty and has great shops, wine bars, etc. We will return when we have more time.

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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is very typical of the old west in terms of how the town square is laid out with shops, restaurants, antique stores and hotels around it. It is worth a visit if you are nearby or on the way to the wine country. If you don't want to eat in a restaurant, you can buy wine, cheese and French... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A beautiful park-plaza surrounded by historic buildings in which you will find interesting shops that dont sell the typical tourist junk. There are any of a dozen restaurants but even in a sandwich shop you'll find the waiter suggesting which local wine will pair well with your ham and cheese on rye.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

and plan to spend the day admiring California history and joining the locals enjoying the beautiful Plaza. The site of the raising of the California Bear Flag, the Plaza is a destination for local 4th graders and history buffs. Linger under the lovely trees and gardens with playgrounds. Have a picnic! Shop, dine in one of the many delicious restaurants.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This plaza has everything!! Wine tasting, historical sights, cute little restaurants, and wonderful little shops as well. Everyone was very friendly!! So glad we made it a point to go there!!

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Noblesville, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

No trip to the California Wine Country would be complete without spending a half day or more on the Plaza in downtown Sonoma. Great bars, small shops, and a multitude of eating establishments, from $ to $$$$.

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Sonoma, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

OK, so I live here, I may be a bit jaded. But listen, what a wonderful plaza. I believe, I may be incorrect, that it is one of the largest plazas in Ca. And, we can legally drink while having our picnics on the plaza. Yes! More Sonoma Valley Wine please! Big mature trees offer shade in the warm summer.... More 

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This plaza has shops and restaurants around it that feature wine-tasting, chocolate tasting and cheese-tasting. It has a Mexican tint to it, since I guess there was a Mexican influence in this area many years ago. There is also an old mission right off the square. The wine-tasting relates to the many wineries there are in the area.

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