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Santa Rosa provides plenty of great deals while shopping in Northern California Wine Country.

For high-end family heirlooms or simply stretching the budget, Santa Rosa is a dream shopping destination. In this itinerary, we’re focusing on the amazing bargains available in Santa Rosa. The city is home to both discount department stores and other hip, funky places where you can find that long-sought-after item for a song.

For shoppers with a long list of must-haves – but a modest budget – Santa Rosa has a myriad of stores that offer value-priced merchandise. If you’re seeking the best deals on household supplies or looking for deeply discounted finds at retail discounters or consignment shops, the city has what you’re looking for.

This two-day itinerary takes you on a discount shopping trek through Santa Rosa. We’ll start with the stores that can help restock your staples for less. Then, we’ll blaze a trail to retailers offering hidden gems worth digging for.
Santa Rosa Shoppers
Santa Rosa provides plenty of great deals while shopping in Northern California Wine Country.

For high-end family heirlooms or simply stretching the budget, Santa Rosa is a dream shopping destination. In this itinerary, we’re focusing on the amazing bargains available in Santa Rosa. The city is home to both discount department stores and other hip, funky places where you can find that long-sought-after item for a song.

For shoppers with a long list of must-haves – but a modest budget – Santa Rosa has a myriad of stores that offer value-priced merchandise. If you’re seeking the best deals on household supplies or looking for deeply discounted finds at retail discounters or consignment shops, the city has what you’re looking for.

This two-day itinerary takes you on a discount shopping trek through Santa Rosa. We’ll start with the stores that can help restock your staples for less. Then, we’ll blaze a trail to retailers offering hidden gems worth digging for.
Santa Rosa Shoppers
Day One:

Our first destination is Santa Rosa Avenue, the mother lode of big-box stores.
Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa Marketplace

Santa Rosa Marketplace at 2200 Santa Rosa Avenue is where you’ll find a Costco warehouse (members-only), Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, Ulta Beauty, Marshalls, Sports Authority, Office Depot, Trader Joe’s, BevMo, and several other smaller retailers, including a Super Cuts for a snazzy, inexpensive walk-in haircut.

Marketplace Food/Beverage:

If you’re at the Marketplace working up an appetite, look no further! Applebee’s, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Panda Express, Taco Bell, Sonoma Valley Bagel Co., Chubby’s Diner and more can give you sustenance for the remainder of your shopping day, at wallet-friendly prices! If you simply need a quick pick-me-up, the Marketplace’s Starbucks can caffeinate your mojo.
Clockwise from left: Marshall's, Old Navy, Target, Trader Joe's
Santa Rosa Southside

Next, we’re heading south on Santa Rosa Avenue seeking out further deals.

Southside Shopping Center, 2661-2735 Santa Rosa Avenue, has Toys-R-Us, Cost Plus World Market, Party City, and REI, a perfect place to gear-up for that next hiking, camping or kayaking adventure. Play it Again Sports is a great store to find new and used sporting goods and Legendary Beads sells baubles for do-it-yourself jewelry makers.
Cost Plus at Santa Rosa Southside
Santa Rosa Town Center

A little farther south is Santa Rosa Town Center, at 2795 Santa Rosa Avenue. Here, you’ll find Bed, Bath & Beyond, Aaron Brothers, Michael’s Crafts, Petco and a Jack in the Box for a quick bite.
Clockwise from left: Michael's, Aaron Brothers, Bed, Bath, & Beyond
Hotels, restaurants and entertainment

By now, you’re winding down and it’s time to check into your hotel room. Best case scenario: you’ve made reservations ahead of time. If not, have no fear. Santa Rosa has plenty of affordable hotels where you can stay over and continue your shopping adventure the next day. Here's a complete listing of hotel accommodations, from reasonably priced mainstays to luxury digs. You’ll find a list of hotels offering great rates and packages for your stay in Santa Rosa.

If you stay the night, and you’re looking for inexpensive evening entertainment, head to Third Street Cinemas, where all movies are only $3 per person, all day, every day. If you’re downtown, there’s lots of dining variety, up and down Fourth Street. Here, you’ll find many options for a reasonable, low-key meal. Many of the local pubs have lively entertainment to enjoy after a long day of shopping.
Clockwise from left: Roxy, Stark's, Flamingo, Rendezvous Bistro
Day Two:

Wake up, and fuel yourself with breakfast at your hotel, or head to a nearby coffee house. Santa Rosa has dozens throughout the city to fill you to the brim and get you recharged. Ask your hotel’s front-desk or concierge where to find the closest java spot.
Clockwise from left: Flying Goat, Peet's, Clock, Mac's
Consignment and thrift stores

Today, we’re heading downtown for thrift and consignment shops galore, all located within blocks of each other. You may want to have a bag of old clothes, purses, jewelry and shoes ready to trade at the stores – call ahead for each store’s policy. Here’s a checklist of some of the thrift shops in the downtown area:

Hot Couture Vintage Fashion, 101 Third Street, (707) 528-7247
Sacks On the Square, 116 Fourth Street, (707) 541-7227
Simply Chic, 739 Fourth Street, (707) 578-8044
Treasure House, 700 Wilson Street (sells no clothing, only treasures), (707) 523-1188
Skirt Chaser Vintage, 208 Davis Street, (707) 546-4021
Plato’s Closet, 1914 Mendocino Avenue, (707) 566-8400
Clockwise from left: Hot Couture, sign, shoppers, Simply Chic
Santa Rosa Plaza

After the thrift-finding mission, make your way to the downtown Santa Rosa Plaza, with the main entrance located on B Street. The plaza’s parking garage can be accessed from Morgan Street.

Santa Rosa Plaza has dozens of popular stores filled with seasonal deals. Sears and Macy’s are the main anchor stores of the mall, which also includes Forever 21, The Children’s Place, Aéropostale, Payless Shoe Source, Eddie Bauer, Vans, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch and much, much more. You can also make your way to the second-floor food court for a reasonably priced, quick lunch.
Hand sculpture at Santa Rosa Plaza
Coddingtown Mall

If you’re still up for more shopping, the north end of town also has cost-conscious stores to explore. Coddingtown Mall, located on Guerneville Road, is anchored by JCPenney and Macy’s. There, dozens of retailers are in one convenient location, including a Big 5 Sporting Goods, Old Navy, and more. It’s also home to Whole Foods Market.
Macy's at Coddingtown Mall
Cleveland Avenue area

Near Coddingtown, located in a shopping center on the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Guerneville Road, you’ll find T.J. Maxx, 2226 Cleveland Avenue, a paradise for those looking for name-brand merchandise at bargain prices. Also, flanking T.J. Maxx is Orchard Supply Hardware and Staples. Across the street is Santa Rosa Shoes – a long-time local favorite for work boots and high-quality footwear.

Attention blue-light shoppers! If you head north on Cleveland Avenue, you’ll find a Kmart superstore at 3771 Cleveland Avenue. Several other familiar shops are located within the Kmart vicinity, such as Payless Shoe Source and Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. Just a few blocks away, drive over to Kohl’s department store, 3746 Airway Drive, known for everyday low prices and great sales.
Clockwise from left: Kohl's, TJ Maxx, Orchard Supply Hardware
Come back soon!

While you’re here, why not make note of a few stores along the way that you’ve missed, but want to check out the next time you’re in town! As always, a great resource is www.stayshopplay.com.

Thanks for staying, shopping and playing in Santa Rosa – come back soon!
Snoopy and shoppers
Santa Rosa Marketplace
Santa Rosa Southside
Santa Rosa Town Center
Hotels, etc.
Thrift/Consignment
Santa Rosa Plaza
Coddingtown Mall
Cleveland Ave Area