The town is super cute, and we got a view of it all by walking the Overlook Trail, a nearly 2-mile walking path that zigzags up and down a hillside, offering a killer view of the town of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley. On the clear day we went, we could see all the way to San Francisco!
Sonoma Overlook Trail | Mountain Cemetery at First Avenue West | Sonoma, CA
The Fremont Diner
Chicken and waffles. Biscuits and homemade marmalade. Ridiculously good milk shakes. This hipster diner does brunch right. Plus, there's no doubt they stand by their farm-to-table philosophy when there's a chicken coop out back. Those are some fresh eggs.
2698 Fremont Drive | Sonoma, CA | 707.938.7370
Harvest Moon Cafe
We had our fancy dinner at this family-owned restaurant with a kitchen staff of two and a daily-changing menu. I enjoyed my steak and Dan made quick work of his polenta, and the Nepalese waiter told us incredible stories of being a Sherpa. He's hiked to the Everest base camp like 20 times. No big deal.
487 First Street West | Sonoma, CA | 707.933.8160
Murphy's Irish Pub
Good place to sip hot toddies while listening to some live music. We caught a great local bluegrass band.
464 First Street East | Sonoma, CA | 707.935.0660
If you want something different than the plaza (or just didn't make a rez), check out this no-frills, 100% authentic taco joint with homemade tortillas. Dan had his with tongue (ew?) but you can also order pollo, carne asada or carnitas like the rest of us did.
897 West Napa Street | Sonoma, CA | 707.935.7356