Bear Flag Monument
Toscano Hotel opened as a store and library in the 1850s, then became a hotel in 1886. Peek into the lobby from 10am to 5pm; except for...
Sonoma’s oldest bar gets crowded Sunday afternoons with cyclists and motorcyclists. Dig the taxidermy mountain lions.
Sunflower Caffé & Wine Bar
The big back garden at this local hangout is a great spot for breakfast, a no-fuss lunch or afternoon wine.
Sonoma Plaza information
Smack in the center of the plaza, the Mission-revival-style city hall , built 1906–08, has identical facades on four sides, reportedly because plaza businesses all demanded City Hall face their direction. At the plaza’s northeast corner, the Bear Flag Monument marks Sonoma’s moment of revolutionary glory. The weekly farmers market (5:30pm to 8pm Tuesday, April to October) showcases Sonoma’s incredible produce.