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LODGING
BARRETTA GARDENS INN. Rooms in a 1904 Victorian farmhouse. Air conditioned. Five rooms with private bathrooms, satellite TV/VCR, and WiFi. Breakfast. 700 S Barretta St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-6039, 800 206-3333.
BRADFORD PLACE INN & GARDENS. Rooms in 1889 Victorian home have cable TV/VCR. telephone, coffee maker, tub & shower. Complimentary breakfast. 18 Bradford St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-7879.
GUNN HOUSE. Hotel in historic building, constructed 1850. Rooms furnished with antiques. Swimming pool. Breakfast served. 286 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3421, fax 209 533-2310.
HERITAGE INN YOSEMITE/SONORA (PREVIOUSLY INNS OF C. Motel. Cable TV, free WiFi, heated pool. Laundry facilities, continental breakfast. Some rooms have refrigerator, microwave, and DVD player. 350 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3633, 800 251-1538.
THE INN ON KNOWLES HILL. A luxury bed and breakfast in a home built in 1927. . 253 Knowles Hill Dr. 209 352-4333.
RODEWAY INN. Inexpensive motel. Rooms have microwave oven and refrigerator. Wi-Fi Internet access via Sonora Inn. 128 S. Green Street.
SONORA GOLD LODGE. Motel, AAA, WiFi, some rooms have refrigerators & microwaves. Cable TV, in-room coffee. Swimming pool & hot tub. Some rooms are smoking. Pet friendly. 480 W Stockton St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3952, 800 363-2154.
SONORA INN (DAYS INN). Hotel in a historic building, once one of the fanciest hotels in California (click for details). Swimming pool, WiFi, continental breakfast. 160 S. Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-4542, 800 580-4667.
EAT & DRINK
BAGEL BIN. Wide variety of fresh-baked bagels. Bagel sandwiches with turkey, roast beef, etc. Breakfast bagels with sausage, bacon, ham, & egg or egg only, Cheese optional. Expresso bar, cold drinks. . 83 N. Washington Street, Sonora CA 95370. 209 533-1904. HOURS: Mon-Fri 5am-5pm, Sat 6am-1pm, Sun closed.
BOURBON BARREL. "Eatery and watering hole" with a wide selection of American-made bourbon. Offers "a taste of the South with an infusion of California mountain cuisine". HOURS: Daily 3pm-1:45am. 208 S. Green St. 209 288-2644.
DAY-O EXPRESSO #1. Expresso drinks, smoothies, mochas, frappes, tea, Italian sodas, hot chocolate, muffins, cookies. Take-out only from a drive-by "hut". 395 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3552. HOURS: Mon 6am-6:30pm, Tues-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-2pm.
DAY-O EXPRESSO SONORA #2. Expresso & other drinks and pastry. Expresso drinks, frappes, smoothies. Tea, iced tea, Italian sodas, soda, energy drinks. Cinnamon rolls, Biscotti, Piroshkis (Russian pastry with breakfast (egg & cheese) and lunch (ground beef/cabbage/onions) versions). 230 N. Washington St. 209 694-0239. HOURS: Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun closed.
DIAMONDBACK GRILL. Burgers, sandwiches, soup & chili, salads, appetizers. hot & cold drinks. 93 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-6661. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-8pm.
DIAMONDBACK WINE. Sparkling, white, blush & red wines. Also beer. 93 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-6661. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-9:30pm, Sun closed.
DOWNTOWN DINER (GOLD RUSH COFFEE & STEAK HOUSE). Breakfast and lunch. Traditional breakfast, with egg dishes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, fruit, steak & eggs, pancakes, waffles. Lunch is sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks. Kid's menu. Takeout. 293 S. Washington St. 209 532-5828. HOURS: Mon-Sun 7am-1pm Closing time may vary.
EL JARDIN SONORA. Lunch & dinner. Mexican food. Tacos, enchiladas and similar traditional items. Seafood, fajitas, salads, soup, various dinner combinations. Soda, margaritas, etc, beer & wine. 76 N Washington, Sonora 95370. 209 588-0770. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-8pm.
EMBERZ. "Wood fired foods". Burgers, seafood, sandwiches, specials incl. chicken, steak, risotto, lasagna. Salads, soup, desserts. Full bar, beer & wine. 177 S. Washington St. 209 532-2272. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 3pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun closed (Winter hours).
EUROPA DELI & GRILL CLOSED. CLOSED. American style deli and grill. Burgers, deli & grilled sandwiches, Entrees include steak, chicken, prawns, eggplant, liver. Appetizers, soup, salad, desserts. Beer & wine, full bar. Takeout. Next door is sports bar,. 275 S. Washington St. 209 536-4670. HOURS: Mon-Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun closed Closing time Mon-Wed may vary.
FIONA'S. Cafe and burger restaurant. Traditional American style Deli, sandwiches, vegetarian. HOURS: Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 9am-2pm.
For menu see Fiona's Facebook Page Menu (The photo is that of the previous restaurant at this same location, J. Doggs.). 110 S. Washington St. 209 288-2842.
FOOTHILLS CAFE. Breakfast and lunch. HOURS: Daily 7am-2pm. 636 West Stockton, Sonora, CA. 209 694-7088.
HEART ROCK CAFE. Breakfast and some lunch. Breakfast includes cinnamon rolls, biscuits, oatmeal, egg steamers and other egg dishes. Lunch itms include toasted cheese sandwiches and hot dogs. Ice cream and ice cream drinks. Expresso drinks, cold drinks, Italian sodas. Free WiFi. Live music Friday evenings. Computer rental available ($1 for 15 minutes). 1 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 533-1221. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7am-1pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-1pm, Sun closed.
HONG KONG GARDEN RESTAURANT. Lunch & dinner. Chinese (cantonese) & Japanese. Chicken, beef, vegetables, pork, seafood. Mu shu, chow mein, Chow fun, soup, egg foo young. Dim sum. Sushi, nigiri, sashini, sushi roll, u-don. Rice dishes, teriyaki. Eat in or take out. 267 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-1544. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9:30pm.
HOT SHOTZ SPORTS BAR & GRILL. Sports bar with food."Large sandwich and finger food menu." Eight beers on tap. Six big-screen TVs. Kid's menu. HOURS: Wed-Mon 11am-10pm. Tues closed. 123 S. Washington St. 209 588-8123.
IT'S YO GOOD. Frozen yogurt & salads. Yogurt and salads are self-service. Eight flavors of yogurt, toppings include various chocolate, candy, nuts, and fruit. Pay by weight of food. Eat inside or take out. Drinks: juice, mild, water, coffee, tea. There is another location of It's Yo Good in East Sonora, near Wal-Mart & Safeway. (Both stores have been closed as of early 2017. The downtown store is apparently now open with a new owner.). 11 S. Washington St. 209 532-6403. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sun 12am-7pm.
CASADORA RESTAURANTE. Mexican and sushi. (!) Chicken wings. 70 W. Stockton St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-4000. HOURS: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm, Sat 5pm-9pm, Sun closed.
LA BELLA ROSA TASTING ROOM. Wine tasting and home decor. N. Washington St. HOURS: Mon-Wed closed, Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed.
LEGENDS. Old fashioned soda fountain. Sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream, ice cream drinks, expresso drinks. Antiques. Used books. The underground bookstore is in an old mine shaft. 131 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-8120. HOURS: Mon-Tues 11am-5pm, Wed closed, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm.
LIGHTHOUSE DELI & ICE CREAM SHOP. Lunch. Eat in, take out, or delivery. Deli sandwhiches, hot grilled sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza by the slice, salads. Ice cream in various cones, sundaes, shakes, malts, floats, ice cream sodas. Soda, ice tea, coffee, tea, chocolate, juice, energy drinks, milk. Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-1631. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-4pm, Fri 11am-midnightam, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun closed.
MI PUEBLO RESTAURANT & BAR. Mexican restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Sangria, wine, margaritas, other drinks (Full bar). Next to Sonora Creek. 126 S. Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370. 209 532-3640. HOURS: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
PABLITO'S BURRITO EXPRESS. Food truck with Mexican cuisine. Burritos, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, tortas, combination plates, hot plates. Healthy burritos. Nachos. Various meat & veggie fillings. Soda, Jarritos, horchata. Does delivery and catering. Located in O'Reilly's parking lot right next to Washington St, just south of Subway. S. Washington St, Sonora 95370. HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm.
ROUND TABLE PIZZA. Pizza, sandwiches, salad bar. Cold drinks, coffee, beer & wine. 154 W Stockton St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3443. HOURS: Mon-Tues 11am-9pm, Wed-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm.
SONORA JOE'S COFFEE SHOPPE. Expresso drinks, tea, hot chocolate, Italian sodas. Pastries, breakfast burritos, etc. 140 S. Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370. 209 533-4455. HOURS: Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-4pm Also open evenings at times for special events.
SONORA TAQUERIA. Mexican, authentic style. Tacos, quesadillas. seafood, tamales, chorus & eggs. Breakfast burritos, salsa bar. Taco salads. Kid's menu. Hours: Daily 9am to 10pm.
SONORA THAI CUISINE. Lunch and dinner. Entrees are grilled, sauteed, or curried. Meat is chicken, pork, beef, duck, prawns, whole fish, and squid. Vegetarian and salmon. Noodles and fried rice. Soups, appetizers, salads. Deserts: fried banana, sweet sticky rice, ice cream. Thai beer & domestic. Thai ice tea, iced coffee, hot coffee, hot tea, soda, milk. 51 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-2355. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun closed.
SUBWAY SANDWICHES. Sandwiches, fresh-baked bread. Soda, juice, ice tea, flatbread. Eat in or take out. 665 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 694-0307. HOURS: Mon-Sun 7am-9pm.
TALULAHS. Lunch and dinner. Sandwiches, steak, salmon, chicken, ribs, extensive pasta, soup, salads. Hot and cold drinks, beer & wine. 13 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-7278. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-8:30pm, Sat 12am-3pm and 5pm-9pm, Sun closed.
GAS, GROCERY & DRUG
BERTELLI'S HEALTH MART PHARMACY. Drugs, gifts, cosmetics, greeting cards, cameras, toys, books, watches. 220 W Stockton. 209 532-3605. HOURS: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:30pm, Sat 9:30am-2pm, Sun closed.
SONORA CERTIFIED FARMER'S MARKET. Farmer's market held each Saturday morning from 7:30am to 11:30am, in 2014 from May 17 to October 18. Has fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, honey, pastries, cheese, jam, olive oil, and handmade crafts. Live music. Parking lot, corner of Theall and Stewart Sts. HOURS: Mon-Fri closed, Sat 7:30am-11:30am, Sun closed Summer only.
GOLD COUNTRY GAS & FOOD MART. Has diesel. Snacks, beer, wine, hot coffee, juice, soda, energy drinks. Newspapers (Union Democrat, SF Chron, Modesto Bee, USA Today). 331 S. Washington St. 209 532-6428. HOURS: Mon-Sat 5am-11pm, Sun 6am-10:30pm.
KWIK-SERV GAS & QUIK MART. Has diesel. Public phone. Snacks, soda, energy drinks, beer, pre-made sandwiches. Beer & wine, grocery. Newspapers: Modesto Bee, Sonora Union Democrat, Sierra Lodestar. 342 W Stockton. HOURS: Mon 5:30am-9pm, Tues-Thurs 6am-10pm, Fri 6am-10:30pm, Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-9pm.
RESTANO WAY LIQUORS. Beer, wine, hard liquor. Snacks, soda, juice, energy drinks, ice, adult magazines & DVDs. 10 E Mono Way, Sonora 95370. 209 532-2870. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 8am-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 8am-midnightam, Sun 8am-11am.
SAVE MART. Small supermarket (there is a larger Save Mart on Mono Way in the eastern part of Sonora) with typical items--groceries and household supplies. Includes fresh produce, hard liquor & wine. Outside newspaper racks (across driveway) have Modesto Bee, SF Chron, Sonora Union Democrat, Sierra Lodestar, USA Today. 130 W Stockton St. 209 532-3478. HOURS: Mon-Sun 6am-10pm.
VALERO GAS & CORNER STORE. No diesel. Snacks, ice cream, expresso drinks from machines, wine, beer, soda, juice. Newspapers: Union Democrat. ATM inside. S. Washington St. HOURS: Always Open.
INFORMATION & HISTORY
BAER'S CLOTHING (HISTORIC). Baer's Clothing was founded by one of many Jews who became merchants rather than gold miners during the Gold Rush. Another was Michel Goldwater. Michel eventually moved to Arizona, where he had a very successful clothing business. He was the grandfather of Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate in 1964. (The sign shown in the photo is no longer there.). 105 S Washington St.
CHINATOWN MONUMENT. This monument marks the location of what was once a thriving Chinatown section of Sonora. Click for details. S Stewart St, Sonora 95370.
SONORA CITY HALL. The city hall was first built in the 1870s as a fire house. (A replica of what it looked like is across the street.) It was then expanded to include city government. The walls inside the present City Hall have many historic photographs. HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat-Sun closed.
CITY HOTEL BUILDING (HISTORIC). The City Hotel was, in the 1850s, an elegant hotel, seen for many years as one of the best hotels in California. An oak tree nearby was the setting of the final result of a Gold Rush murder mystery (click for the story). South Washington St, Sonora 95370.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Courthouse built in 1898 on the site of the original 1853 courthouse, established in efforts to promote order during the chaos of the Gold Rush and soon after the United States took control of California from Mexico and California had entered the Union.
D. SERVENTE GROCERY & SALOON. Now a bar, this brick building was completed in 1856 as a dry goods store and later became a grocery. It was taken over by Domingo Servente in 1926, who added liquor and the bar in 1932 when prohibition was repealed. The grocery carried imported Mediterrean goods for the large Italian population in Sonora. Click for details of this historic building. 64 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-7833.
FIRE MUSEUM. Museum devoted to fires in Sonora and fire equipment. On display is a hand operated fire "engine", hand carts, historic hats, nozzles, hoses, call boxes, fire extinguishers, and photos. Doubles as senior lounge. Click for details of the history of fires in Sonora. . 125 N. Washington Street, Sonora 95370. HOURS: Mon-Wed closed, Thurs-Sat 8am-1pm, Sun closed Expected to be open Wed and Sun soon.
ALBERT FRANCISCO BUILDING. County of Tuolumne office building named for the founder of the Sonora Union Democrat newspaper, who wrote editorials favoring secessionism in the 1850s. There is a small museum open weekdays during restricted hours. HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat-Sun closed.
HAND FIRE CART. This hand-pulled fire cart was used in the 1800s.
SHAW'S FLAT HISTORICAL MARKER. The plaque reads: "In 1850 this community was alive with gold miners. James D. Fair, after whom the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is named, was one of the most notable... On a nearby hill [sic] stands the old bell given by miners which summoned men to work and announced the governing of various courts. According to tradition, a local bartender added to his income by panning gold dust dropped on his muddy boots while serving customers.".
SHAY LOCOMOTIVE EXHIBIT. This early 20th century locomotive is an unusual design--slow speed, lots of traction, and an ability to navigate tight curves. It was used in the high country to carry logs on the Sugar Pine Railway. W Stockton Rd, Sonora 95370.
STREET-MORGAN MANSION. This Queen Anne house was built in 1896 and is also known as the Morgan Mansion and the Red Mansion. It was built on the site of the former United States Hotel, after it burned down, was rebuilt, and burned down a second time. 23 Snell.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER. Museum has many artifacts & photographs concerning the Gold Rush, quartz mining, the emigration west, and life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The museum is housed in the old stone jail, circa 1857. 158 W Bradford Ave. 209 532-1317. HOURS: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3:30pm, Sun closed Closed some holidays. History Research Center hours Tues & Thurs 9am-noon.
OPERA HALL. The Opera Hall was built to replace a flour mill on the site that burned down in August 1885. For a decade, the hall held plays, exhibits, and fairs. The building then served as a carpentry shop and then a garage until 1986 when it was acquired by the City of Sonora and restored. S. Washington St, Sonora 95370.
PROSPECTOR PARK (MINING EXHIBIT). Tiny park includes several pieces of Gold Rush and quartz-age mining equipment, including an arastra, a Pelton Wheel, and a stamping machine.
RED CHURCH (ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH). Historic church first built in 1860, then rebuilt in 1868 when a fire almost completely destroyed it.
ROTHER'S CORNER HISTORICAL MARKERX. Historical marker is in tiny park with benches. This was once the location of the home of William Rother, who came to Sonora in 1857. His son William Jr served as fire chief of the Eureka Engine Company, one of Sonoras early volunteer fire companies.
SONORA DOME. This historic building, often known as the Sonora Dome, can be seen from far off, especially when the dome reflects the sun. It was originally built in the early 1900s as an elementary school. Barretta Street.
SUGG HOUSE. This house was built beginning in 1857 by a former slave, William Sugg. He had limited means and the first stage of the house was built with bricks made from mud and straw and the roof was made of cut-up 5-gallon tin cans. Click for the story.
SONORA UNION DEMOCRAT (HISTORIC). Building is current home of the Sonora Union Democrat, which began publishing in 1854. The site itself was once where the Long Tom Saloon stood. Click for a discussion of newspapers during the Gold Rush. S. Washington St, Sonora 95370.
VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING. Built in 1932 to honor all veterans. Military museum inside has exhibits on various wars with photographs, posters, uniforms, hats, medals, military gear, guns, swords, knives, helmets. Free admission. N. Washington St, Sonora 95370.
SHOPPING
ADDICTIONS SPRAY TANNING AND FASHION. Woman's and junior size clothing and accessories. Spray tanning. Hats, belts, handbags, shoes, boots. Jeans. Rock Revivals, MEK, Big Star & Dittos jeans. Sarah Anderson. 128 S. Washington St. 209 617-3689. HOURS: Mon-Wed 11am-6pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12am-5pm Closing time may vary.
ALOFT ART GALLERY. Themes mostly landscapes and animals. Media includes photographs, oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil. 167 S Washington St. 209 588-8604. HOURS: Mon 11am-5pm, Tues-Wed closed, Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
ANTIQUE DEN. Antiques. Furniture (incl. European), glassware, china, pottery, jewelry (incl. Indian), dolls, clocks. 163 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 533-1012. HOURS: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
ANTIQUES ETCETERA. Antique kitchenware, china, porcelein figurines, jewelry, housewares, clothing, fabric, dolls, vases, books, and sheet music. 18 S Washington St. 209 532-9544. HOURS: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm.
BACKSPACE. Women's clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts, glassware, scents, greeting cards. 67 S Washington, Sonora 95370. 209 532-4894. HOURS: Mon 11am-5pm, Tues closed, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm Open 5pm to 8pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month. .
BANYAN TREE CLOTHING CO. Woman's & girl;s clothing. Gifts, accessories, jewelry, scarves, hats, sandals. 59 S Washington, Sonora 95370. 209 588-9983. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
BE DAZZLED AT THE INN. "Fashions that define". A women's clothing and accessories boutique, Designer handbags, shoes, jewelry. Piano music on weekends. 160 S. Washington St. 209 533-5023. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm.
BENJAMIN FIG. Eastern Indian themed gift shop. Jewelry, clothing, gifts, incense, figurines, pet collars & leads. 129 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-5081. HOURS: Mon-Sat 12am-6pm, Sun 12am-5pm.
BJ'S CARDS & COLLECTIBLES. Collectibles, trading cards, miniature automobiles, coins, sports caps, t-shirts, posters, decals. Jewelry. 45 S Washington St. 209 533-0823. HOURS: Mon 10:30am-5pm, Tues closed, Wed-Sat 10:30am-5pm, Sun 10:30am-4pm.
CANDY VAULT. A wide variety of different kinds of candy. Also ice cream, soda, some toys. 42 S Washington St. 209 532-2388. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm Shown are Fall-Winter hours.
CLINT'S TROPHY MART. "Antiques and old stuff". Housewares, jewelry, clothing, dishes, paintings, shoes and boots, fishing collectibles. Some "trophy" material (get your name or photo on a coffee cup.). 119 S. Washington St. 209 532-1942. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues 9:30pm-5:30pm, Wed-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun closed Hours may vary.
CREATIVE LEARNING. Education-oriented toy store. Toys, puzzles, children's books, science kits, games, stuffed animals, models to build, posters, stickers, craft & painting supplies. 71 S Washington, Sonora 95370. 209 532-2437. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed.
DORTHEA'S CHRISTMAS. Closed until early summer, 2014. Christmas items, collectibles. 121 N. Washington St. 209 533-4198.
DOWNTOWN SHOES. Men's and women's shoes, boots, socks. New Balance walking shoes. Red Wing & Wesco work boots. 4 S Washington St. 209 532-2500. HOURS: Mon-Wed 9am-5:30pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
FOURTEEN LOTUS LAKE. "Organic herbs & tea, handcrafted herbal body care, soaps, candles, aromatherapy, handmade gifts.". 161 S. Washington St. 209 536-1414. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed.
FUNKY JUNK. Antiques and contemporary consignment shop. 8 S. Washington St. 209 532-8555. HOURS: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm.
VENTANA GALLERY ANNEX. Annex to Ventana gallery, on upper level, with entrance on Bradford St. 19 W Bradford St.
GOLD FEVER JEWELRY. Jewelry & antiques. Jewelry includes gold nugget jewelry. Antiques are mostly small items, incl. watches, jewelry, and signs. 104 W Stockton, Sonora 95370. 209 532-5380.
HEEL TO TOE. Woman's boutique. Shoes, clothing, accessories. 108 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 588-8899. HOURS: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
JOAN'S BOUTIQUE. "Unique dress, career, & casual clothing and accessories". Jewelry, handbags. One of a kind felted wool hats. Children's rest area. 52 S Washington St. 209 533-1550. HOURS: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
LADY COUTURE. Women's clothing, some girls. Jeans, dresses, blouses, skirts, accessories, hats, belts, handbags, jewelry. 160 S. Washington St. 209 206-2693. HOURS: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12am-8pm.
LET 'ER BUCK. Western wear for men and women. Jeans, shirts, hats, belts, pants, skirts, gifts. Boots, slippers, jackets, and special clothing for police and fire personnel. Tuxedo rentals. 36 North Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 533-1144. HOURS: Mon 11:30am-3:30pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun closed.
MAIN STREET PHOTO SHOP. Photo art gallery. Photos of Sonora and nearby area, especially historic. Also framing, prints, duplicating and transfer services for VHS, DVD, CD. 199A S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-3847. HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun closed.
MARILYN'S BOUTIQUE. Clothing for women. Juniors, woman's, and plus sizes. Accessories. Dresses, jeans, shirts. Handbags, jewelry. Shoes in summer, boots in winter. 181 S. Washington St. 208 532-8999. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 12am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12am-5pm.
MOUNTAIN HOME GIFTS. Gifts, art, clothing, greeting cards, books. 87 S. Washington St. 209 533-5319. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.
MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORIST. Fresh flowers, gifts, potted plants, home decor. 35 N Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-9533. HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun closed.
OCCASION STATION CONSIGNMENT & CACHE'. "Occasion wear" for women, men, and children. Woman's plus size, juniors, misses. Home decor, furniture, art. 157 S. Washington St. (209) 533-2400. HOURS: Mon 11am-4pm, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12am-5pm.
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS. Tire chains & general auto parts, accessories, supplies, tools, flashlights. 695 S Washington St. 209 588-0180. HOURS: Mon-Sat 7:30am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm.
OUT OF HAND AND WALDORF SCHOOL. Out of Hand is a nonprofit that provides "clay arts activities", including clay and ceramic glazing. At the same location is a shop operated by the Sierra Waldorf School, with wooden toys and art supplies. 189 S. Washington St. 209 533-1309. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 12am-5pm, Fri 12am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun closed.
PACALOLO'S. Pipes, bongs, hookas & accessories. Posters. Sold for smoking tobacco, but many customers use them for other things. Must be 18 or over to enter store. I bet you thought Sonora was a conservative town!. 420 S. Washington St. 209 533-1511. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
PINE TREE PEDDLERS. Antiques, handcrafts, gifts, pottery, glassware, cards, kitchenware. 107 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 533-2356. HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun closed.
RUNWAY XCHANGE & THE MARKET CO. Clothing and accessories. "Upscale consignment". Boots. 115 S. Washington St. 209 532-9990. HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12am-5pm.
SHARON MALONE LINGERIE. Woman's clothing. Dresses, accessories. Associated with store is Sonora Bridal Boutique. 146 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-6149. HOURS: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed.
SIERRA NEVADA ADVENTURE COMPANY. Equipment & supplies for hiking, backpacking, camping & watersports. Clothing, boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, maps, guidebooks, water bottles & filters, snowshoe rental and sale, canoes, kayaks, paddles. 173 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-5621. HOURS: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.
SIMPLY DELISH. Gift arrangements of fruit and vegetables, chocolate covered fruit, cupcakes. 365 S. Washington St. 209 533-1177. HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun closed.
SONORA JEWELRY DESIGN. Necklaces, rings, watches. Custom manufacture. Made of gold, platinum, silver, titanium & tungsten carbide. 94 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 588-8787. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed.
SONORA'S FAVORITE KITCHEN STORE. Kitchenware, bath & garden items, cookbooks, Mt. Brow wine. 98 S. Washington St. 209 588-1400, 209 588-1441 fax. HOURS: Mon-Wed 10am-5:30pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
SONORA USED BOOKS. Used paperback books, books on tape and CD. 21 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-1884. HOURS: Mon closed, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed.
THE SPORTSMAN. Knives, guns, ammunition, hunting supplies, fishing tackle, swords. Gifts, beer & soda at counter. See the stuffed black bear. 90 S Washington St. 209 532-1716. HOURS: Mon-Sun 10am-7pm.
SUN B.E.A.M.S. "Baby & kid's boutique." Clothing, shoes, accessories. Designer diaper bags, baby skin care, newborn outfits. Swaddle products, gifts. 136 S. Washington St. 209 532-5800. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12am-4pm.
TAR FLAT SONORA. Housewares, glassware, candles, body lotion, soap, hand creme, bedding, decorative maps, paint, greeting cards, fancy paper. Antiques, horse tack. (Hours: "Open by chance or by appointment"). 81 S. Washington Street. 209 743-2131..
TH JEWELERS. Conventional and American Indian (incl. silver & torquoise) jewelry. Indian knives. 165 S Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 588-1250.
TRADE WINDS. Woman's clothing & accessories. Dresses, jewelry, handbags, shoes. Mostly consignment, some new. 63 S. Washington St, Sonora 95370. 209 588-8810. HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Winter hours).
VENTANA ART GALLERY. "Contemporary & vintage art." Paintings in a wide variety of media, jewelry, ceramic and glass objects. Represents more than 40 artists in the region. Also has annex around the corner on Bradford St. 48 S. Washington St. 209 588-0297. HOURS: Mon 11am-5pm, Tues-Wed closed, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm.
WASHINGTON STREET JEWELERS. Jewelry, incl. necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings. Gifts. Coins. Rocks & minerals. Gold. 199B S Washington St. 209 532-1820. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed.
RECREATION
COFFILL PARK AND SONORA CREEK. Small park (take stairs to lower level). Next to Sonora Creek. Park has picnic tables, benches. Rest rooms are across Green Street. S. Washington St, Sonora 95370.
COURTHOUSE SQUARE PARK. Public park, often has public events such as music.
MOTHER LODE FAIRGROUNDS & RV PARK. These county fairgrounds are the site for many activities, including fairs, rodeos, exhibits, public meetings, and concerts. Also includes an RV park. RV'ers: when admin office closed, pay with cash or check in envelope at slot at side of office. $25/unit/night. Hookups include electicity, water, use of dump station. Fee $5 for dump or water usage only. Park in RV area #1 or #2, see map near slot. 200 Southgate Dr, Sonora 95370. 209 532-7428.
STAGE 3 THEATRE COMPANY. Theatre company founded in 1993. Recent and upcoming plays include "The Games Afoot", "A Streetcar Named Desire", "The Diviners", and "Other Desert Cities". 208 S. Green St, Sonora 95370. 209 536-1778.
WOODS CREEK PARK & DRAGOON GULCH TRAIL. A small park with playground, picnic tables, & grills. Leads to Dragoon Gulch Trail, a series of hiking trails for short hikes. Stockton St, Sonora 95370.
SERVICES
BEAUX INTREPIDE. Paul Mitchell focus salon & Spa. (From the French, "beaux" means "beautiful" and "intrepide" means "fearless"). Includes a "steam punk inspired" Wash House. 63 N. Washington St. 209 288-2465. HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun closed.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. If you like what you see on your visit to Tuolumne County and are thinking of moving here, the Chamber of Commerce can help with information about the area. 222 S. Shepherd St, Sonora 95370. 209 532-4212.
DOWNTOWN PLAZA LAUNDROMAT. Coin laundry. Washers, incl. large washers for sleeping bags, etc. Dryers. Change machine. 148 W Stockton St. HOURS: Mon-Sun 6am-9pm.
POST OFFICE, OLD TOWN SONORA. Tiny uptown branch (main Sonora post office is at south end of town). The zip code for Sonora is 93570. 83 S Stewart, Sonora 95370. 209 533-8369.
POST OFFICE, SONORA. Typical services, including Express Mail. The zip code for Sonora is 93570. 781 S Washington St. 209 533-3670. HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun closed Last mail pickup Mon-Fri 5pm, Sat 4pm.
REST ROOM. Rest room operated by the City of Sonora and open to the public. Behind the Sonora Inn, on Green Street, one block west of Washington Street. Green Street, Sonora. HOURS: Always Open.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. If you like Tuolumne County, consider moving your business or starting a new business here. The Economic Development Authority can help. Talk to the director, Larry Cope. 99 N. Washington St, Sonora 95383. 209 989-4058. HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat-Sun closed.
VISITORS BUREAU. RECENTLY MOVED TO DOWNTOWN, Corner of Wash. St./Stockton. The "Vacation station" has an extensive collection of printed brochures & other information about visitor activities, lodging, etc, and experts who can advise you and help you find lodging. There is also a similar facility in Chinese Camp (not open in winter), on Hwy 120 on the way to Yosemite. 193 S Washington St., Sonora 95370. 209 533-4420. HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.
WIFI
WI-FI AT HEART ROCK CAFE. Free Wi-Fi at a coffee and sandwich shop. ID is "HeartRock". No password required.
WI-FI AT SONORA JOE'S. Wi-Fi at coffee house in downtown Sonora. Fast connection speeds. 140 S. Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370. HOURS: Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-4pm Also open evenings at times for special events.
WII-FI COVERAGE ALONG WASHINGTON STREET. Downtown Sonora has Wi-Fi coverage along Washington Street, from about Theall Street on the south (near Legends) to just above Dodge Street on the north (near the Bagel Bin and El Jardin). ID is "A Free Sonora Hotzone". No password required, it is free, you need to agree to terms. Sonora Joe's and Heart Rock Cafe have the fastest and most reliable connections.