FAQ Topic: Visitor FAQs

Where can I find a charging station for my electric vehicle?

The City of Sonoma encourages the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) as part of our progress towards becoming a low carbon community. There are public DC fast chargers located at the Bank of America parking lot and Tier 2 chargers located in the public parking lot at 152 East Napa Street (enter from East Napa … Continued

Where can I park my bike on the Plaza?

If you’re biking to the Plaza, you can find bike parking at several locations as outlined on our Plaza Bike Parking Map, including the “hitching post” across from the Barracks and Toscano Hotel and at the bike parking sculpture along the horseshoe driveway in front of City Hall, among other spots.  Please note that bike … Continued

Where are the City’s bike paths and lanes located?

Bike paths and lanes are shown on the City’s Bicycle Map. The existing bicycle network in Sonoma consists of Class I pathways and Class II bike lanes, and Class III bike routes. The City’s longest Class I pathway is the Sonoma City Trail, which generally runs east-west and extends for approximately 1.5 miles across northern … Continued

Is public parking available downtown?

Downtown parking is available at two public parking lots, at no charge.  The largest is the Casa Grande lot, located behind the historic Barracks just north of the Plaza, with an entrance off First St. East.  There is a smaller public parking lot behind Sebastiani Theatre, with an entrance off East Napa St.  This lot … Continued

Where is the nearest hospital?

Sonoma Valley Hospital is located at 347 Andrieux St. in Sonoma.  It includes an emergency room and an intensive care unit.

What are Sonoma’s smoking laws and how are they enforced?

In 2016, Sonoma voters approved Measure W, which expanded the City’s existing regulations on smoking and tobacco product use. No smoking is allowed in the following areas: Public places such as parks, paths, streets and sidewalks; Public events such as festivals, fairs, farmers markets and concerts; Dining areas such as restaurants and bars; Service areas … Continued

When and where is the Farmers’ Market?

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market (STNM) is presented by City of Sonoma in partnership with Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce in the “Horseshoe” in front of Sonoma City Hall from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm starting on May 18th. Additional local markets include the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market (Fridays year-round, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the … Continued

Are dogs allowed in the Plaza?

Dogs are not allowed in the Sonoma Plaza park, with the exception of service animals.  There is a small dog park located near the Community Meeting Room (175 First St. West). You can find listings of dog-friendly parks and open space areas using the online Community Parks & Recreation Directory. The Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau … Continued

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