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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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Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm Photo
961 Chapman Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952

For over 25 years, countless families have begun their season of celebrating with a visit to Little Hills Christmas Tree Farms. It's a rare opportunity for busy families to immerse themselves in a day…

Spirits Up Photo
601 Sky Ranch Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

Spirits Up will teach you to fly a trike, or take you for a magical flight in a safe and powerful open cockpit aircraft. Come share the beauty of the open sky. Safety, comfort and pure recreational…

The Chicago Pizzeria Photo
203 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

Chicago style pizza, thin crust, extra thin crust, double crust and gluten free as well as salads, garlic bread, bread sticks, wings, desserts and drinks are all available at The Chicago Pizzeria.

Doll Mercantile - Doll Repair and Restoration Photo
1510 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

Stop in to our store on Bodega Avenue in Petaluma and check out our immense selection of dolls from antique to modern. We carry dolls from China Heads, German Porcelain and tin to hard plastic and…