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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 25 Attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Noblesville, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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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Bokeelia, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely plaza square with a good visitors center and public restrooms; fun shops and restaurants around the treed square and friendly helpful peopls

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Snobbish in some places but mostly nice in the marjority of the business we visited. The plaza itself is pretty and has activities for children. The adults can relax while enjoying the gardens and take pictures.

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Scarsdale, New York
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60 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While we loved driving to Sonoma for wine tastings and having a lovely lunch in the town of Sonoma, the plaza felt like a tourist trap. There were some quaint little stores but I had the feeling that they were all owned by some shopping mall company that wanted to make sure that their was something for everyone, but it... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Sonoma Plaza offers a chance to eat well and shop in boutiques and smaller stores. There are historical selections like the Sonoma Barracks to visit while strolling the plaza. Pleasant way to spend a good part of the day. Be sure to stop by when in Sonoma area.

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I would describe Sonoma Plaza as quaint and it reminded me of Spain a lot. It is made of several historic landmark buildings and there are numerous small shops and restaurants to check out. Definitely a must see in Sonoma!

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been to Sonoma on several occasions and had not ventured to the downtown square; I had no idea on what I had been missing. The quaint shops, many tasting rooms, great food, and magnificent courthouse are well worth a visit. Take time to walk the park go to the “Bear Men Flag Raising Monument”.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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