Explore Napa Valley
Type: Shopping Districts
Sonoma Plaza has something for just about every mood. From restaurants to charming shops, wine tasting rooms and art galleries, it's easy to lose a day here just wandering about. Global Heart sells... Read More
Sonoma Plaza has something for just about every mood. From restaurants to charming shops, wine tasting rooms and art galleries, it's easy to lose a day here just wandering about. Global Heart sells fair trade, handcrafted gifts from around the world. Shoppers will find everything from jewelry and home décor, to olive oil and clothing. Sonoma Cheese Factory offers gifts alongside tasty cheese, sandwiches, and local beer and wine. If you get tired, think about taking in a movie at the historic Sebastiani Theatre. Built in 1933, it's located across the street from Sonoma Plaza. A National Historic Landmark, the plaza is an eight-acre town square and is said to be the largest plaza of its kind in California. So when you need a break from shopping there's plenty of green grass and shady spots to sit. If you're traveling with kids, be sure to visit the playground. (The Plaza hosts cultural events, shows and a farmers' market every Tuesday, May through September.)
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "Home cooks might enjoy knowing the first Williams Sonoma opened off the Plaza in 1956. Though closed for a stretch, it's now reopened in its original location."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Sonoma Plaza is a nice place to park the car and spend the morning or afternoon strolling from one spot to the next.