Railroad Square is the historic heart of the downtown and is Santa Rosa’s “Old Town.” Railroad Square was honored with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 because of its preservation efforts for restoring and preserving the significant architectural buildings that represent the influence the railroad had on a community. When the first trains arrived in Railroad Square in the 1870s, the focus of the town turned to the hustle and bustle around the Depot. Railroad Square is excited that the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) offers passenger service from Larkspur to Santa Rosa, with the main Santa Rosa stop in Railroad Square. This has made it easy – and fun – for visitors from Marin County and beyond to visit Sonoma County for short trips for shopping, dining, entertainment, and more.
In the heart of the historic district is Whistlestop Antiques or look for hand-spun and hand-dyed greats at Cast Away Yarn Shop.
Downtown Santa Rosa
The Downtown District is a collection of restaurants, shops, and businesses offering award-winning cuisine, shopping, fun, and something for everyone in Downtown Santa Rosa.
Find Sonoma County Specialty items at The Store Next Door, ethically and sustainably sourced items at Kindred Fair Trade, or that special charm or necklace at one of the many jewelers downtown.
Many of the downtown merchants are offering specials as part of Downtown Winter Lights.
Montgomery Village is a premier open-air lifestyle shopping center featuring local, regional, and national retailers located in the heart of California’s Wine Country in Sonoma County. Beautiful landscaping and innovative “Town and Country” architecture create the perfect ambiance for a unique shopping experience that combines superb restaurants and bistros with one-of-a-kind owner-operated boutiques and well-known stores.
Schedule your visit around one of their many holiday festivities or shop local stores like the Classic Duck or The Birds Nest.
Santa Rosa Plaza
Anchored by Macy's and Forever 21 and offering unparalleled choice with more than 120 specialty shops, including local, regional, and national retailers found nowhere else in the North Bay. Many fine brands have chosen Santa Rosa Plaza as their preferred location in Sonoma County.
Coddingtown features over 40 specialty shops ranging from jewelry to work wear, we truly have something for everyone. The shopping center is anchored by Macy’s, Target and JCPenney along with other major tenants like Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy.