Historic Railroad Square is Santa Rosa’s old town and historic heart. Buildings originally used as warehouses, canneries, macaroni factories, breweries and other rail supporting enterprises are now retrofitted as specialty shops, restaurants, and office space. The exposed brick walls and cement floors speak to an earlier time and add special ambiance and historic character to the district.

Railroad Square was honored with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 because of its efforts restoring and preserving the architectural buildings that represent the influence the railroad had on a community. Movie directors have found the square compelling, as several films including Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt and Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin were filmed around the train depot.

You’re within minutes of world-class wineries and at the center of a burgeoning craft beer industry. Sonoma County is renowned for its rich agriculture and farm-to-table food. Luther Burbank considered Sonoma County “the chosen spot of all this earth as far as nature is concerned.” Go cycling through the rural roads or on the local trails, hike amongst the redwoods, paddle down the Russian River or head to the Pacific coast. Stay in luxurious accommodations, dine at a variety of international restaurants, shop in our specialty shops, grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer, and catch a show.

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