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Sonoma Plaza at California

Sonoma Plaza

453 First Street EastSonomaCalifornia 95476
Category: Attractions
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Historic Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma Plaza is the located in the heart of Sonoma, California. The town, once known as El Pueblo de Sonoma, was developed around the plaza. Several historic buildings surround the plaza and its open green space. The town teems with shops and restaurants, all which lie within walking distance of one another, including a number of wine tasting rooms. Free of the hustle and bustle of most urban centers, the Sonoma Plaza is wonderful place to dine, shop, or just relax and enjoy historic surroundings.


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Vary by establishment

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Farmers Market, Live Music, Artist Reception


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting
  • Picnic Tables

Restaurants around the Plaza

In addition to all the wine and cheese stops, you will also find a variety of full-service restaurants around Sonoma Plaza. You can find nearly every type of cuisine, from Mexican and Latin American fare, to traditional Californian dishes. There are also eateries specializing in various European and Himalayan dining. Most restaurants are an easy walk from the square. There are also many great places to eat in other parts of Sonoma, as well as neighboring Napa.

Farmer’s Market and Other Ongoing Events at Sonoma Plaza

It seems like there’s always something happening in Sonoma Plaza. In addition to admiring the historic architecture, fine shops, and quaint restaurants, there are many events that take place in and around the plaza. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, the farmer’s market open’s to the public. Artists descend upon the plaza every Friday for a show and wine tasting at Sunflower Cafe. The first Friday of the month is the Arts Guild of Sonoma Reception, which is held in the plaza. On Saturday nights, music fans can enjoy live jazz at the Plaza Bistro.


  • Are there local fine dining restaurants in Sonoma, CA?

    Yes. Among the many fine dining establishments in Sonoma you’ll find The Girl & The Fig, just off the Sonoma Plaza on West Spain Street. Diners can enjoy outdoor dining on the garden patio, or inside by the antique bar. The menu offers farm-driven fare in a variety of unique presentations.
    If you fancy something more nautical there’s the Sonoma-Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grille. In addition to the raw bar, Chef Carlo Cavallo, a former genetic scientists, creates Italian-inspired fare as well as traditional seafood selections.
  • Where should I take kids for dinner in Sonoma?

    For kid-friendly dining, try Mary’s Pizza Shack on the north side of the Sonoma Plaza. In addition to pizza, grown-ups will find a full bar with a daily happy hour. There is also a menu specifically for kids with all the favorites, including mac & cheese, chicken fingers, hamburgers, and pasta all reasonably priced. In addition to the Plaza, there are several Mary’s Pizza Shack locations around Sonoma and Napa, should your sightseeing take you further out.

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