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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 Big Easy Photo
128 American Alley, Petaluma, CA 94952

Welcome to The Big Easy, an underground Restaurant & Jazz Club in Historic Downtown Petaluma in American Alley! The Big Easy serves features live music 6 nights per week, in addition to occasionally…

Vine & Barrel Wines Photo
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…

Live Oak Farm Photo
1030 Lohrman Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952

At Live Oak Farm we take pride in growing high quality organic produce. Stop by our farm stand for some delicious vegetables and berries and see how we are expanding our farm and developing our…

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…

California Cheese Trail Map Photo
Contact us directly, Petaluma, CA 94952

Meet California’s cheesemakers; visit a cheese maker; take a farm tour; and learn about the wide variety of cheeses available. Some cheesemakers are open to the public on a regular basis, some are…