The Sebastiani Theater
476 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SPECIAL NEEDS & ACCESSIBILITY
From Incredible Accessible (wheelchair-friendly travels with Jeanne Allen):
"The historic Sebastiani Theatre is one of the most famous landmarks of Sonoma, prominently located on the plaza since 1933. This is where the local townspeople watch movies year round, and kindly share it with SIFF every year for the festival. The theatre has been updated and yet retains its vintage charm.
The entry is gently ramped and leads to a wide, flat entrance. There is accessible seating in the rear as well as accessible seating in the front row. All are great seats for viewing the screen, neither too close nor too far away.
Alert - Restrooms are the one accessibility challenge in this historic building until a planned accessible restroom addition is completed. The current stalls are standard size but there is a solution. Across the street is the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau with accessible public restrooms on the back side of the building. A crosswalk with a curb cut leads directly from the Sebastiani Theatre to the Visitors Bureau. After business hours another option would be to visit one of the nearby restaurants as they all have accessible restrooms."
With our partners in Petaluma:
Motel 6 Petaluma
Sonoma Valley Inn
El Dorado Hotel
Sonoma's Best Cottages
The Lodge at Sonoma
Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma Creek Inn
Gaige House Inn
Beltane Ranch B&B
Kenwood Inn & Spa
For more ideas, see the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau lodging listings.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
Bars & Clubs on the Plaza:
Sonoma Speakeasy & American Music Hall Best live music venue in Sonoma. Run by Robert O'Maoilriain, "Sonoma Satchmo," this is the best old-school blues and jazz joint west of the Rockies. Buckets of hand instruments let everyone get in on the jam.
The Swiss Hotel Home of The Glariffee," a one-of-a-kind Ted Dunlap/Swiss Hotel Original chilled Irish coffee drink.
Town Square Dive on the east side of the Plaza. 482 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Steiners Dive on the west side of the Plaza.
Select Sonoma Restaurants:
The Girl & the Fig French/California, have both small and large plates, ask to be seated on the patio in the back; open late Fri-Sat.
Harvest Moon Cafe French/California, sit in the back patio and you feel like you're in France, small seasonal menu changes often, family-run.
Oso Drinks and small plates; tasting menu with advance reservations.
El Dorado Kitchen French/California cuisine.
Burgers & Vine Signature burgers, shakes, ribs and more.
Maya Mexican, specializing in Yucatan cuisine.
La Casa Mexican, across from San Francisco Solano Mission.
The Red Grape Thin crust pizza and other Italian favorites.
Mary's Pizza Shack Family-run since 1959.
The Swiss Hotel Good for lunch, or a drink on their sidewalk cafe area.
Depot Hotel Good Italian food, family-run, patio in back.
La Salette Portuguese cuisine, family-run, on a small alley off the plaza, small patio; order the whole branzino fish if they have it.
Hopmonk Tavern Brewpub, large outdoor seating area, live music weekends; open late Fri-Sat.
Park 121 Cafe Excellent salads, sandwiches and small plates. Open 10am-5pm (at Cornerstone Gardens).
Carneros Bistro In the Lodge at Sonoma, a few blocks south of the Plaza.
Breakfast or Lunch only:
Crisp Bake Shop
For more ideas, see the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau dining listings.
DAY TRIPS & ACTIVITIES
Sonoma Golf Club
Leland Flyfishing Center
Vintage Aircraft Rides
Sonoma State Historic Park
Six midtown locations near Sonoma's Plaza:
Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande) and Vallejo's Home.
State Parks & Trails:
Jack London State Historic Park
Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Sugarloaf State Park
Sonoma Overlook Trail
Sonoma Bike Path
Quarry Hill Botanical Garden
Gen. Joseph Hooker House Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
Depot Park Museum Sonoma Valley Historical Society
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Just off Sonoma Plaza
Sebastiani Theatre Renovated historical movie theatre; first run films
Bike Rentals, Tours:
Plaza Pedicab: (707) 509-0204
Wine Country Cyclery
Sonoma Valley Bike Tours
Goodtime Touring Company
Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market
241 West First Street, Sonoma
Open Friday 9am-12:30pm - year 'round
The Big Easy
128 American Alley, Petaluma, CA 95952