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Things to do in Sonoma

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
French Restaurant
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“Great place to experience new flavors and wine pairing. Reservations are required usually. They also have the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Plaza
“Sonoma Plaza is the center of Sonoma town and is a beautiful historic area to walk around, picnic on the grass, visit wineries and restaurants, or go shopping. Wine Tastings on the square: Three Sticks Hawkes Chappellet Sojourn Cellars”
  • 47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Casual counter service breakfast and lunch spot on Sonoma square. Delicious organic farm to table food, with cozy seating in their garden. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Winery
“The Winery makes wine tasting a fun and unpretentious. Reservations are recommended for their intimate tasting room.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Winery
“Our favorite picnic spot. Picnic area overlooks vineyards. Has old historic buildings as well as nature trails to explore.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Vineyard
“The oldest winery in the world (just kidding, but in CA I think) for a great look at old stone buildings, landscape and great wine. I have played music here a bunch (violinist) and always have a great experience. All the wineries on your way there (Sebastiani, Gundlag Bundschu, Bartholomew Park) are great and historic too! There is a like 1 mile-ish hike to die for at Bart Park. Look at the signs for the short hike to the overlook.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A 10-acre park with quarter-scale replicas of classic locomotives and train cars. Also has a 20-minute ride along with petting zoo and carnival rides.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Just off the square Hopmonk offers great casual food. Check the schedule, they often have music too.Its a local favorite! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bus Station
“History, shopping, wine tasting, dining, tourist information all on the Plaza.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“This place surprised me. It says cafe but it is superb and pretty much fine dining.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Church
“Worth visiting! One of the California Missions preserved. Near the square in Sonoma. Then make it a day to explore Sonoma!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great historic bar and restaurant right on the Plaza. Ask Tanya to make you a Margarita on the rocks, from scratch.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Our favorite restaurant in town. Farm to table. Lots of locally sourced ingredients. Limited menu but everything is good. Outdoor patio. Lovely spot for a romantic night out.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“"New Portuguese" cuisine in a white tablecloth setting, with a sharp focus on seafood and fresh produce.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful salads, thin crust pizza and soups. Their winter butternut soup is delicious. Ask for a sample if you want to try it.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Great place to experience new flavors and wine pairing. Reservations are required usually. They also have the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen.”
  • 83 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Casual counter service breakfast and lunch spot on Sonoma square. Delicious organic farm to table food, with cozy seating in their garden. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
“Just off the square Hopmonk offers great casual food. Check the schedule, they often have music too.Its a local favorite! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“This place surprised me. It says cafe but it is superb and pretty much fine dining.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"New Portuguese" cuisine in a white tablecloth setting, with a sharp focus on seafood and fresh produce.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wonderful salads, thin crust pizza and soups. Their winter butternut soup is delicious. Ask for a sample if you want to try it.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Rustic Italian fare crafted in a homey, family-run trattoria with a greenery-filled courtyard. Near the Plaza.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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