What’s the attraction: Located near Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma State Park, Sonoma Plaza is a place to shop, dine and relax in a historic landmark with a slow culture feel. It is known as a pedestrian paradise and makes a great place to stroll through on foot or bicycle.
A time to shop: Wander through the streets of town and take some time to go into the shops. There are home furnishing stores such as Harvest Home, which has a collection of sofa beds, rugs, dinign tables, bedding and vintage techniques; or H Frank, which has mirrors, paintings, lamps and smaller gift items. For fun kitchen gadgets, visit Sign of the Bear. You can find tools for cooks, knives, books, wine gadgets and kids’ wares. There are also a variety of other shops such as clothing stores, florists and art galleries.