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Petaluma

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 Turning Basin at Dusk Photo
210 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Start your Sonoma adventure in Petaluma, the southernmost city in Sonoma County and gateway to Wine Country. Located in the yellow Historic Train Depot built in 1914, the Visitors Center friendly and…

Larsen's Christmas Tree Farms Photo
391 Marshall Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

The Larsen Family planted their first Christmas trees in 1963 and has been happily helping make holiday memories ever since. Peruse a variety of trees, pick up a wreath, some garlands, free boughs,…

Petaluma Seed Bank Photo
110 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company's “Seed Bank” finds its home in the historic Petaluma Downtown District. It’s a beacon for gardeners, foodies, shoppers, and tourists alike for non GMO seeds,…

Shrimp Pizza Photo
423 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

Mary's Pizza Shack, founded in 1959 by Mary Fazio, is famous for its homemade Italian comfort food at reasonable prices. From the first single "shack" opened over sixty years ago, Mary's Pizza Shack…

Saks OFF 5TH Photo
2200 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94954

Savings are always in style at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. We deliver amazing value on over 800 designer brands at up to 70% off – everyday. A sophisticated shopping experience of carefully curated,…

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 Speedway Photo
100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma Fairgrounds Petaluma, CA 94953

We are the Wine Country's center of speed, featuring 360 Winged Sprints, Wingless Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Mini Stocks, and 600s. Come join us Saturday Night's for non-stop…

April Pantry - Amiee D'maris and Alex Pena Photo
1000 Clegg St., Petaluma, CA 94954

We are a dedicated team devoted to creating delicious food for our community. Chef Alex Pena, Chef Amiee D'maris, Chef Ali Deniz, Farmer/Chef Peter Alan