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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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Bodega Farm Cottage Photo
12830 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Welcome to the world of Oyster Farming! This quaint cottage has been recently remodeled but maintains its country feel. Located on the property of Bodega Bay Oyster Company you will get an insight…

The Happy Dahlia Farm Photo
2478 E. Washington St., Petaluma, CA 94954

We are a Dahlia Farm located in Petaluma, California. We grow and sell cut flowers, tubers, and plants. We also provide a beautiful space for the community to retreat from their busy lives and connect…

Bay-ti Photo
1 Fourth St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Bay-ti is a home décor store located in Petaluma, CA downtown shopping district, offering an array of home decor pieces ranging from hand-made, one-of-a-kind Moroccan artifacts, rugs and large…

Scallop Crudo Photo
29 F Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Street social dinners began in early 2013 in Los Angeles. Marjorie and Jevon met there while working together in the industry, he as sous chef and Marjorie as an artisanal cocktail mixer. Sipping…

Barber Lee Spirits Photo
120 Washington St., Petaluma, CA 94952

We are a family run distillery dedicated to the art of distilling. We use the best heirloom corn, malted grain, and organic herbs to make our traditional and hand crafted spirits.

Tea Room Cafe Photo
316 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952

A Petaluma favorite for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. Tea Room Cafe serves no-fuss good food that is sure to please bacon-lovers, vegans, and everyone in between. Its vibrant, often bustling…

Green String Farm Photo
3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

At Green String Farm, we practice “natural process agriculture.” We keep the soil and plants healthy and free from pesticides and artificial chemicals. We produce beautiful food with very low input. A…

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery Photo
5 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Enjoy your jewelry shopping experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere with friendly customer service and a knowledgeable staff at Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery, voted people’s choice for Best…