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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 Sourdough Sandwiches Petaluma Photo
1320 Industrial Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952

Sonoma Sourdough Sandwiches was founded on the idea that fresh means what it means: bread that is never frozen and warm-from-the-oven all day. Produce that’s delivered every day, sliced on site, and…

Chickaboom Vintage Petaluma Photo
7 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

Chick-A BOOM! Vintage offers the very best vintage hand-selected clothing for Men & Women of all shapes & sizes, specializing in the 1930's-1960's. We're known for our un-worn pieces that carry…

Petaluma Seed Bank Photo
110 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company's “Seed Bank” finds its home in the historic Petaluma Downtown District. It’s a beacon for gardeners, foodies, shoppers, and tourists alike for non GMO seeds,…

Petaluma Golf & Country Club Photo
1500 Country Club Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Golf & Country Club is a private club offering a wide range of golfing opportunities and a venue for special occasions and events. The nine-hole course is configured with numerous tee…

Cottage Gardens of Petaluma Photo
3995 Emerald Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Established in 1991, we grow almost 80% of what we sell here at Cottage Gardens of Petaluma. We tend and care for the tiny young plants and seedlings in our 2+ acre growing grounds until they can be…