9 Great Things to See in Downtown Healdsburg

Downtown-HealdsburgIn the heart of beautiful Sonoma wine country is the charming town of Healdsburg, California. Here, incredible places, friendly people, and stunning sights welcome guests from far and wide. Winding country roads and rolling hills are a breathtaking backdrop to the exciting downtown area. Downtown Healdsburg’s personality comes alive with the sounds of live music and laughter all night long. There is so much to do and see, including visiting fantastic downtown Healdsburg restaurants. A day spent in downtown Healdsburg will be the highlight of your stay in Sonoma.

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Explore Downtown Healdsburg

World-class shopping, renowned art galleries, and tasting rooms featuring wines from Healdsburg wineries are just a few of the wonderful attractions that this beloved area has to offer. Plus, when you stay at the Honor Mansion, a stroll around the Healdsburg Plaza is the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Our gorgeous rooms and suites are a peaceful oasis from bustling downtown but are just close enough to all the action! Here are some of our favorite things to do in downtown Healdsburg.

Awesome Shopping

There are a variety of fabulous boutiques lining the streets of Healdsburg. You’ll find unique treasures and special gifts that are the perfect souvenir to bring home with you! Whether you’re window shopping or planning to purchase, be sure to check out some of these fantastic stores.


With beautiful items and a variety of clothing and jewelry brands, this unique women’s boutique is right on Healdsburg Avenue. Shopping at ZiZi will style you like a Northern California native.

One World Fair Trade

Perfect for ethically-conscious shoppers, One World Fair Trade offers a wide variety of handmade clothing products and accessories made by local artisans and farmers.

Shoffeitt’s Off the Square

Step back in time and visit this beautiful Healdsburg staple, full of vintage, antique, and handmade treasures. You’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind piece at this downtown Healdsburg store.

Enticing Tasting Rooms

Sonoma County is home to hundreds of wineries in three distinct wine valleys. Feel free to visit these downtown Healdsburg wine tasting rooms to sample the delicious wines. The wines are made by some of the best Sonoma valley wineries in our region!

Simi Winery

Enjoy a wide selection of delicious food items and sit out on the terrace with a glass of SIMI wine, all while enjoying the picturesque view of downtown from Simi Winery.

Toad Hollow Vineyards

Located just one block north of the Plaza downtown, guests to Toad Hollow Vineyards are welcome to enjoy this upbeat tasting room and get to know their friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Gorgeous Galleries

Downtown Healdsburg is home to a variety of showrooms and galleries that feature the works of artists from all over the world. Perfect for a rainy day, you’ll love admiring the impeccable talent and craftsmanship of many of these stunning pieces.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

This non-profit organization is dedicated to creating, inspiring, and promoting the arts through community education programs, events, and exhibitions that are fun for guests of all ages.

J. Howell Fine Art

This stunning gallery exhibits original paintings and works by contemporary California artists and includes vivid impressionist landscapes, dry-brush watercolors, and vibrant abstracts.

Capture Fine Art

Located on Plaza Street downtown, this gallery showcases a unique approach to photography and art. From vast landscapes in California to photos of the deep earth, these gorgeous shots are sure to “capture” your attention!

Head to Healdsburg

Now that you know about some of the fascinating things you’ll see in downtown Healdsburg, it’s time to start planning your trip! Before you book your stay at Honor Mansion (one of the best downtown Healdsburg hotels), be sure to download our free vacation guide. It’s full of insider info on our entire area, including the best Healdsburg spas, and the best wineries in Healdsburg.

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