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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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Mario & John's Tavern Photo
428 E. D St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Mario and John’s has been a lively gathering place since 1946. We proudly serve an extensive selection of spirits, beers, classic cocktails, and seasonal house creations.

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery Photo
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…

Thistle Meats Photo
160 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Welcome to Thistle Meats, a whole animal butcher shop in downtown Petaluma. Chef Travis Day and our friendly, knowledgeable staff offer a menu of seasonal prepared foods available all day that can be…