From restaurants and shops to tasting rooms and art galleries, Healdsburg Plaza is the epicenter of Northern California wine country. This historic town square is surrounded by beautiful homes and buildings. It is the perfect place to go for an afternoon of shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting, and more. No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something going on in the plaza – and it’s all just minutes from the Honor Mansion! Here are some of the things you’ll see in Healdsburg Plaza.
Spend a Day in Downtown Healdsburg
Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or are hoping to revamp your wardrobe, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more in downtown Healdsburg. Here, shoppers can peruse a wide variety of items. From antiques and collectibles to books, clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more! You can even check out the Healdsburg Farmers Market during the summer and fall months. At this weekly market, you will find delicious produce and hand-made crafts from local vendors around Sonoma County!
The Healdsburg area has a wide array of art galleries scattered throughout town too. Most of these exhibits are located around the plaza, so it’s easy to explore many of our favorites! Each gallery provides different art mediums and styles. Artworks found at these galleries are created by talented artists from both near and far. The Paul Mahder and Aerena Gallery should be your first stops!
Although there are hundreds of incredible wineries in Healdsburg, the plaza gives guests the opportunity to visit multiple tasting rooms in one day. We always recommend visiting Williamson Wines and GC Lurton Vineyards while exploring the square. Feel free to download a downtown map and take a self-guided wine tasting tour, or sign up for a Healdsburg walking tour where a professional guide will take you to several local spots. Both will provide you with an incredible experience complete with beautiful Sonoma County scenery and delicious premium California wines.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the incredible restaurants in Healdsburg and enjoy an unforgettable meal in the plaza. From small, family-owned cafes to renowned Michelin-star bistros, the plaza has something for every appetite. Enjoy lighter fare at a wide variety of wonderful Healdsburg lunch spots. Two of our favorite small plate restaurants are Willi’s Seafood and Bravas Bar de Tapas. Heading to downtown for dinner? Treat your special someone to a memorable and romantic date night at Valette or Dry Creek Kitchen. We guarantee you’ll find something delicious no matter what you’re craving!
Downtown Healdsburg hosts a wide array of events, workshops, and programs throughout the year. From holiday happening to seasonal experiences, there is always something to attend downtown! In the summertime, guests can enjoy Tuesday night live concerts in the plaza or the Sunday Art and Antique Fair. Be sure to visit the Healdsburg Chamber website for a full list of upcoming events and festivals.
Come Home to the Honor Mansion!
If you’re searching for the perfect homestead during your stay in Healdsburg, look no further than our gorgeous bed and breakfast. Less than a 5-minute drive from Healdsburg Plaza, our inn has the comfort and luxury you’ll need after a day of fun, and our peaceful rooms and suites will have you drifting off to dreamland in no time. The next morning, fuel up with a delicious gourmet breakfast and get ready for another wonderful day. We can’t wait to hear about what you discover in wine country!