Sonoma Plaza is a favorite of foodies, wine tasters, shoppers, family travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers. Here are a few of their reviews from Google, Yelp, and TripAdvisor.

Sonoma Plaza
4.7
Based on 3035 reviews
Sonoma Plaza
4.5
Based on 47 reviews
Anna
Anna
01:43 26 May 22
Lovely and lots to see. Shopping and dinning is abundant! Or you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine while you take in the atmosphere. LOVED IT.
Flory W.
Flory W.
23:05 03 May 22
As a visitor from Oregon, we were only planning to stay as long as our visit with a relative. She has to go back to work, so we bum around by ourselves, and...
Scott Stevens
Scott Stevens
21:32 05 Apr 22
I fell in love with the Sonoma Plaza many many years ago. It is not only the site of the most northernmost of the California missions but the historic Square contains a beautiful park with ponds play areas and picnic areas with green lawns and huge ancient trees. The shops cater to tourists but they are quality shops with well priced quality items.
Abby Rankila
Abby Rankila
03:12 21 Mar 22
Beautiful plaza with lovely flowering trees and groomed square during the spring. Would be really nice if you're into wine sampling. Otherwise, there are some nice small shops to peruse but won't take long.
Gina Pusatero
Gina Pusatero
12:27 04 Mar 22
Beautiful place to be in the heart of Sonoma. Very clean and well maintained, as well as the public restrooms. Many things to do from having a bite to eat in one of the many local restaurants/shops or picnic on the grass, to catching the local Sonoma County Transit for a free ride around town.
Traveler In Motion
Traveler In Motion
20:20 26 Jan 22
Great little park in my hometown. There are two small playgrounds, a duck pond, a rose garden, a small amphitheater, and a fair amount of grassy areas.Starting in the spring and running through the fall there is a Tuesday night market which is quite a bit of fun.The county buses use the city hall driveway as the endpoint for the local runs and the intracity bus route.There's usually some sort of art exhibit spread around the plaza as well as periodic entertainment events.The plaza is smack downtown surrounded by a variety of eclectic businesses, wine tasting rooms, and restaurants.Highly recommended.
Rebecca Hinkley
Rebecca Hinkley
23:17 18 Jan 22
A charming, historic area to spend the day when visiting Sonoma. Parks and playgrounds for the kids, wine tasting rooms for adults, shopping and amazing restaurants for all. Pretty dog friendly
Rick B.
Rick B.
16:11 01 Jan 22
Delightful little town square centered around the old Sonoma City Hall. I believe this is also a California landmark area since it dates back almost 200...
Morgan Nevarez
Morgan Nevarez
01:41 30 Dec 21
This was such a cute place to visit. It has a little bit for everyone. There is a playground for the kids in the center, nice benches to sit on, and several cute shops and unique restaurants. The Cheese Factory is something you shouldn’t miss!
Casey K.
Casey K.
21:31 22 Nov 21
The Sonoma Plaza is a great downtown area that includes many restaurants, cafes, shops, wineries, bars, hotels and much more. The plaza includes a large...
shary marquez
shary marquez
05:21 17 Nov 21
Always love coming back to Sonoma Plaza. Cute little area with shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Can't forget Sonoma State Historic Park and Mission.
B. Li
B. Li
20:01 03 Nov 21
A small square that really gives Sonoma a historic feel.The old city hall lies right in the center and still has that classic Spanish feel to it.All around, there's life happening. Seniors throwing a football around, families watching their kids playing in the playground, ducks swimming in the pond. Just a perfect little spot to spend an evening.Even better is that it's surrounded by all sorts of delicious restaurants, art galleries, variety stores, etc. You'd be hard pressed not to find anything of interest in a 20 minute stroll
Jeff S
Jeff S
14:06 19 Sep 21
Ice cream, pizza, wine, pastries ,art, shopping and wonderful history all in one beautiful setting. My favorite place to visit at least once a week. I feel blessed to live here where I can be in this special place when ever I want.
Mitch Green
Mitch Green
20:27 09 Sep 21
Great place to walk around. Lots of interesting shops and nice restaurants! There’s a beautiful park in the middle, which is perfect for a picnic lunch. It was quite a find as we were driving through town.
Jay B
Jay B
07:22 17 Aug 21
The plaza is a great spot for families and just to sit and chill in a very well shaded park. It is big enough to have several good spots, like the rose garden and duck pond and two kid playgrounds. Sometimes it's very busy but not always.
Hanna A.
Hanna A.
12:03 09 Aug 21
Sonoma plaza is a fun spot to grab a bite from downtown and sit in nature!They've got tons of shady spots to spread out and social distance at this time!...
Aldo Ryan
Aldo Ryan
05:03 03 Aug 21
Lovely, peaceful area with nice restaurant selections, great food, drinks and a pleasure to be in. I don't remember the name of the Italian restaurant we ate at there but the food was amazing and the outdoor seating was just perfect for us to enjoy! My family and I loved Sonoma and hope to return again soon.
Jay B
Jay B
22:21 22 Jul 21
The plaza is a great spot for family and just to sit and chill in a very well shaded park. It is big enough to have a several good spots, like the rose garden and duck pond and two kid playgrounds. Sometimes it's very busy but not always.
Courtney Johnson
Courtney Johnson
22:32 16 Jul 21
I've always enjoyed walking the square, taking photos of the sculptures and animals. It a bunch of friends met up at the farmer's market the other night and it was amazing.Loved the (overpriced for me but seems to be normal for Sonoma) food options. Wished there was a winery booth set up, I know there used to be one because some of the friends there worked for a winery that used to have a booth. Two stages set up with live music, the sound didn't compete which was great.It's a great park. They really do support Sonoma local businesses. There's a lot of community in Sonoma and it was definitely on display.
Michaela Murray
Michaela Murray
02:37 08 Jul 21
Love the plaza for so many reasons! It's a great place to meet friends for a quick happy hour after work, or an evening at the Tuesday Night Farmers Market. It's also a perfect place for a kids birthday party, or a family event. Will always recommend 👌
Mhar A
Mhar A
04:25 06 Jul 21
One compact spot with restaurants, shops, plaza and history. I’m awed at the fact that a lot of historical buildings are preserved in one area. Its has maintained a touch of the old west flavored with the modern flare. It’s a good place to sober up from all the wine tasting. Got to visit the northernmost California mission. The surrounding neighborhood has lots of Victorian type architecture.
Zdeamonjosh
Zdeamonjosh
03:47 01 Jul 21
Amazing place to visit! Beautiful park with lots of space surrounded by fun and interesting little shops. I would highly recommend coming on a Tuesday evening. Starting around 4 or 5pm, they have live music and lots of food/gift/produce stands from local shops and organic farms! Fun for kids and for adults.
Tazerydoo
Tazerydoo
22:27 27 Jun 21
A nice place for small children as there are 2 separate playgrounds. A lot of space for bigger kids to run around and play. However there are usually a lot of people here, which is a downside for me personally. There is also places to eat very close by, including a pizza place and ice cream place. Good park, would come again.
rosie rosales
rosie rosales
05:47 15 Jun 21
Extremely cute place to explore, to taste the good restaurants there is around the plaza. If your into brunch like I am I totally recommend to try sunflower Cafe! The food is beyond amazing and the patio is so cute ! Totally recommend!
Willem Villet
Willem Villet
21:05 01 Jun 21
We always enjoy visiting Sonoma Plaza and the shops/restaurants surrounding the square. We were a little surprised on May 30 2020 that very few visitors were wearing face masks. But it remains a great place to visit
Olde Sonoma Nelly
Olde Sonoma Nelly
17:07 28 May 21
Grew up here. It's changed a lot. Feel free to consume wine or beer within the park. It's one of the only parks in CA where it is legal to do so. 🍺🗽
Irenet Personal5
Irenet Personal5
04:25 04 May 21
Love the plaza. Beautiful place to relax, walk, dine, shop and meet friends and family. It changes with the season making it a great place to visit any time of the year.
Krishna Narasimhan
Krishna Narasimhan
04:20 20 Apr 21
We stayed at The Lodge for three nights. The hotel is located in a nice place in Sonoma about a mile from Sonoma Square. There is plenty of free parking on the property as well as good high speed WiFi. In the evenings there was free wine tasting so that was nice. Breakfast was available for take away but the lines were very long as it appeared to be manned by one person. Currently the property is undergoing renovations so there is a lot of noise depending on exactly where your room is.Property location is good and It’s an easy walk to the square and we did it several times during our stay. The Lodge also has free bike rentals so we also cycled into the square one morning.
Afshin A.
Afshin A.
18:42 17 Apr 21
A National Historic LandmarkDesignated in 1961 as a National Historic Landmark, the eight acre plaza is the largest of its kind in California. It was...
Robert Cunningham
Robert Cunningham
14:07 16 Mar 21
Great place to play tourist. You have history - California Mission, and art stores (mostly on the east side of the plaza near the theater, and the hotel restaurant (west side of plaza), and lots of shopping and eateries. Also the plaza itself is a beautiful destination.
Delia Colorado
Delia Colorado
03:01 28 Dec 20
Beautiful downtown plaza. It is decorated so pretty with lights for the holidays. It's a great place to go shopping, find food, or grab a coffee and pastries, or just hang out. Everyone is out and wearing their masks. The Mission and General Vallejo's home are must sees. Truly lovely plaza and surrounding areas.
Jennifer N.
Jennifer N.
11:16 15 Jan 20
Sonoma Plaza is a go to spot when I'm visiting the area for its relaxing village green and plethora of shops and restaurants that circle the plaza. Before...
Scott F.
Scott F.
23:11 08 Oct 19
According to our tour operator, this is where California was born. The illegal immigrants from the United States raised a flag that is almost exactly what...
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