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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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Mary's Pizza Shack Photo
423 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

Cooking homemade Italian food is a rich part of our family history. It all began with the recipes our grandmother Mary Fazio served in the "shack." Mary Fazio was born in New York City to immigrants…

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.

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…