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Easy walk from SMART

We took the SMART train from San Rafael, and enjoyed walking thru the RR district. Other reviews... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Donna E
San Rafael, California
Good area getting better

OK, it has a lot of thrift shops, but Railroad Square is a swell part of Santa Rosa. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Around the Railroad Square once upon a time, there lots of hustle and bustle with local traffic of horse drawn wagons and, later, horseless wagons carrying fresh produce from the nearby farms and orchards to the busy train depot. Folks leaving for leaving would be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry-Calif
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The historic district is a lovely place to take a walk. Grab a coffee at Flying Goat Coffee and if you are hungry stop in at Chevys for delicious Mexican food. Be sure to stop at the visitors center across the street. They have friendly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lisav7799
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Railroad Square is a great place to start your wine tour and get advice from the railroad visitor center. The team there is very knowledgeable and very helpful with what to see, different restaurants in the area and then expand to the wine country....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped down town looking for ice cream. Walked the Main Street, enjoying the window shopping and noting the lovely tile work. Not a recommended destination unless you have little to do or need to kill time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 594gwenw
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This area is historical, easliy accessed and is filled with good restaurants and shops. There are very good antique shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CAYCE000
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We took the SMART train from San Rafael, and enjoyed walking thru the RR district. Other reviews spot on --- lots of thrift/costume shops to browse thru.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna E
Reviewed 20 August 2018

For food at Railroad Square I recommend Jackson’s Bar and Oven...great lunch or dinner. Also, for Thai food, Khoom Lanna is really good as well (with vegetarian options). There are a couple of furniture stores I like, and an antique/collectibles mall, vintage and used clothing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MelHarris67
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you like wine, or even other alcoholic beverages this is a great side of downtown Santa Rosa. It's near the train station, and sometimes local businesses will give you a free train pass for supporting their business. It's got a lot of antique stores...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank adamLR53
Reviewed 5 June 2018

OK, it has a lot of thrift shops, but Railroad Square is a swell part of Santa Rosa. Interesting shopkeepers, some good deals at the stores, plus interesting hotel and restaurants.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank philwescott
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I love areas that have been rehabbed but keep their historic feel. Railroad Square District is just that; plus lots of good spots to eat!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Travel4Sue
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