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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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Clover Sonoma
Contact us directly, Petaluma, CA 94975

Clover Sonoma is a three generation, family-owned and operated dairy in northern California. We produce both organic and conventional dairy products that originate in the beautiful fields of…

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery
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…

Vine & Barrel Wines
113 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Vine and Barrel is a large, retail bottle shop specializing in wines from all over the world. We also have a 26 seat wine/tapas bar and serve local and European hand-crafted beers and small plate…

Spirits Up
601 Sky Ranch Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

Spirits Up will teach you to fly a trike, or take you for a magical flight in a safe and powerful open cockpit aircraft. Come share the beauty of the open sky. Safety, comfort and pure recreational…

Rooster Run Golf Club
2301 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94954

Surrounded by scenic vineyards and open countryside, Rooster Run Golf Club offers the ideal setting for your golf round or annual golf tournament. Our excellent drainage system makes golfing at…