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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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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…

Yards of fabric at StitchCraft in Petaluma Photo
170 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

StitchCraft is downtown Petaluma's favorite sewing & craft studio and fabric store. We offer sewing classes for beginning through intermediate seamsters. Come learn how to make a skirt, a pillow or a…

Chileno Valley Ranch u-pick apples Photo
5105 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Located just outside Petaluma and just over the Marin County line, this is the perfect place for a family outing. Farm tours are given throughout the day, and sometimes you can feed the baby animals.…

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Contact us directly, Petaluma, CA 94952

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of business and professionals working together with a commitment to support and improve a healthy business community in order to enhance the…