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The riverside town of Petaluma is now a foodie haven, with dining options that include a mix of ethnic cuisines and awarding-winning restaurants using the best locally grown and produced products. Known for its wines, Petaluma also boasts world-class beers and ales, award-winning olive oils, and artisan cheeses that are served in some of the finest restaurants nationwide. And Petaluma has a wide array of lodging choices, from brand names to charming inns. 

Petaluma's well-preserved city center is filled with an engaging mix of boutiques, antiques shops, and specialty stores, many in historic buildings.

The town boasts a thriving arts community, with more than a dozen downtown art galleries, exhibiting handcrafted jewelry, paintings, and sculpture by contemporary artists of local and international renown.

Picturesque Petaluma has captured the attention of numerous filmmakers, serving as a location for many major films — American Graffiti (1973), Cujo (1983), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Basic Instinct (1992), Scream (1996), Pleasantville (1998), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), and many more. 

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Petaluma Golf & Country Club Photo
1500 Country Club Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Golf & Country Club is a private club offering a wide range of golfing opportunities and a venue for special occasions and events. The nine-hole course is configured with numerous tee…

Apple Butter Photo
720 E. Washington St., Petaluma, CA 94952

LALA's small batch jams and marmalades are made from tree ripened fruit and are low in sugar using no artificial pectin. Winter marmalades are Grapefruit, Lemon, Petaluma Orange Cranberry, Scottish,…

Petaluma Village Premium Outlets Photo
2200 Petaluma Blvd. N., Suite 210, Petaluma, CA 94952

Located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, Petaluma Village Premium Outlets is an outdoor shopping mall that offers impressive savings all year round at 60 outlet stores. Among…

Wicked Slush Photo
122 American Alley, Suite B Petaluma, CA 94952

What in the world is Wicked Slush?That's the $64,000 question, isn't it! Well, here's what it isn't:  It's not a sno-cone. It's not shaved ice. It's not an Icee. It's not even a Slushie! Here is what…

Art Gallery at Rancho Obi-Wan Photo
Contact us directly, Petaluma, CA 94952

Rancho Obi-Wan is a 9,000-square-foot non-profit museum located on the outskirts of wine country in Petaluma, California. Officially recognized by Guinness World Records in 2014, it houses the world’s…