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Take a Walking Tour of Santa Rosa's Railroad Square


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4th Street
Lee Brothers Building on 4th Street - Santa Rosa Railroad Square

Looking east on 4th St. with the Lee Brothers Building in the foreground

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Heading north on Wilson St., you'll pass La Gare French restaurant, a favorite of locals. Next, you'll see Disguise the Limit / Funny business, a fun shop full of costumes, novelty items and lots of giggles. At the corner, turn right onto 4th St. You'll be in front of the Lee Brothers Building, the first to be built on Railroad Square following the great quake.

Meander down 4th, stopping at any of the many little shops bound to catch your eye. This is the main shopping area of Railroad Square and there are several antique and furniture stores, clothing boutiques, restaurants and more. If it's breakfast or lunch time, meet up with all the locals at Omelette Express. There’s even a Charlie Brown statue outside the front door, ready to greet you. When you get to the end of the block, just take a look around. To your right, on the side of the Whistlestop Antiques building (on the wall facing Davis St.) you’ll see a cool mural entitled “Locomotive #10." If you were to go straight, you’d end up at the back entrance to the Santa Rosa Plaza mall. Look over to your left and you’ll see the popular Syrah restaurant, one block up and to the right. The Last Day Saloon, a nightclub with live music and dance floor, is kitty-corner from it on your side of Davis. Cross 4th St. and you'll be at the well-know MIXX Enoteca Luigi restaurant. Now, meander on down the street, back toward the depot.

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