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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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Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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336 reviews 336 reviews
184 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Cape Town
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121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you ask about Sonoma many people will think of the Plaza. It's a great place to start exploring and to get your bearings. We grazed around the square stopping to drink coffee and shop. It's a shame that we were experiencing wet weather...the place must be glorious in the sun. You can't visit Sonoma without visiting here so start... More 

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california
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
80 helpful votes 80 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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