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Petaluma

The riverside town of Petaluma (pop. 57,941) on Sonoma County's Highway 101 was once called the "Egg Basket of the World" for its bustling egg industry in the early 20th century.

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. 

Built on secure bedrock, Petaluma was one of the few Bay Area communities not damaged in the 1906 earthquake.  

Today, 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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Sake 107
107 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

What makes Sake 107 unique? As our name suggests, we offer an extensive selection of fine Japanese sake to be paired with great Japanese food. While remaining faithful to traditional Japanese…

Risibisi
154 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Risibisi Restaurant in downtown Petaluma serves healthy, fresh, Sonoma Italian cuisine featuring the finest local ingredients found in Sonoma County. We provide a memorable fine dining experience…

Truck
Contact us directly, Petaluma, CA 94954

Caribbean Spices is a catering business and mobile food truck providing quality Haitian and Caribbean cuisine around the Bay Area since 2009. We hope you will find our cuisine very flavorful and…

Chili Joe's
312 Petaluma Boulevard S., Petaluma, CA 94952

Mark and Wendy look forward to welcoming you to Chili Joe’s, small, twenty seat restaurant in the old Le Bistro location on Petaluma Boulevard South. We are serving up spicy, comfort food including…

Bunkhouse front porch
11399 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a full kitchen this lovely and modern space sleeps 5 comfortably. Bring your family or travel with friends and enjoy exploring West Sonoma County. Spend the day at the…