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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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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…

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.

Angelo's Photo
2700 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

Famous beef jerkey, homemade sausages & bacon. California Grand Champion Tri-Tips in NY steaks. BBQ catering & roast pigs. Full-service smokehouse.

Pearl—Spanish frittata with romesco Photo
500 First St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Pearl is a gem of a place, tucked away on a cozy corner in Petaluma's warehouse district. We are a memorable and exceptional daytime café and a weekend brunch destination. Pearl offers Eastern…

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…

Meatball Sandwich Photo
5 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, CA 94952

Sugo Trattoria / Enoteca is a casual restaurant  that marries the traditions of the old world with the food culture of Sonoma County. Taking inspiration from the artfully hand crafted pastas, sauces…