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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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Sonoma Coast Spirits - Craft Distillery Photo
429 First Street, Suite 7 Petaluma, CA 94952

Small craft distillery founded in 2011 by Jill and Doug Olson. Creating wonderful craft cocktails; vodka; and grappa. Available throughout California. Fourth generation who have their roots and hearts…

Vintage Bank Antiques Photo
101 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Three floors to explore in a grand, architectural treasure. A cornerstone of Petaluma's antique district, with 30 dealers presenting 2,000+ quality paintings, elegant furniture and 60+ cases of choice…

Horse jump at Sonoma Equestrian Park Photo
7600 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA 94954

Situated on the banks of the Petaluma River, Sonoma Horse Park is a world-class horse show facility located just 25 miles north of San Francisco in Southern Sonoma County. The 60-acre facility boasts…

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch Photo
4235 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

The Peter Pumpkin Patch is a popular destination for harvest time school field trips. We invite teachers to educate their students at our working dairy and farm. A visit to the Peter Pumpkin Patch…