Do you enjoy live music, microbrews, art, and shopping locally? Yeah, me too—that’s why I live in downtown Santa Rosa.
For the past nine years, I have been within short walking distance of some of the best venues and business our city has to offer. Now I’m excited to share with you my favorite pubs, restaurants, and shopping spots as well as music and art venues I have enjoyed. From the world-renowned to lesser-known gems, I will guide you though the joys and issues of living downtown. I will offer you tips, resources and information helpful for your next visit to my neighborhood.
We will also explore two neighboring areas as I introduce you to my picks of places and seasonal events you won’t want to miss. Within about a quarter mile of downtown is the SOFA District on South A Street, known for its art galleries and festive events. Also next to downtown is Railroad Square, home to great shopping and eateries.
Did you know that Santa Rosa has a cupcakery, a tequileria, and a whisky bar? Do you know where you can get rare books, handmade crafts or free tool rentals downtown? Have you every wondered what the difference is between parking in a city lot versus a city garage? I’ll address these issues and more in the coming weeks! Whether you need just the right birthday gift or the Scotch tape to wrap it, I’ve got you covered with suggestions that will keep you out of the mall.
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