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

Thistle Meats offers locally raised beef, lamb, goat, pork, rabbit, and poultry from farms and ranches we know and trust. We adhere to a philosophy of whole animal butchery, offering hand made…

Ethical Clothing Petaluma Photo
122 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Locally owned and operated by two girls that love fashion, great finds, and feeling good about what we wear. Locally designed and mindfully manufactured clothing available from xs to xl. We are proud…

Chileno Valley Ranch u-pick apples Photo
5105 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Located just outside Petaluma and just over the Marin County line, this is the perfect place for a family outing. Farm tours are given throughout the day, and sometimes you can feed the baby animals.…

Petaluma Bounty Photo
55 Shasta Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Bounty is working to create a sustainable Petaluma food system with healthy fresh food for everyone! Formed in summer 2006 with initial seed funding from the Hub of Petaluma Foundation,…

Red Umbrella Consignment Photo
120 A Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Delight in the thrill of the find at Petaluma's "Best Consignment Store" 4 Years running. Choose from thousands of ever changing eclectic and classic brands that best celebrate your individual style…

The Chicago Pizzeria Photo
203 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

Chicago style pizza, thin crust, extra thin crust, double crust and gluten free as well as salads, garlic bread, bread sticks, wings, desserts and drinks are all available at The Chicago Pizzeria.

Aztec Dahlias Photo
2478 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94954

We love introducing people to the breathtaking beauty of dahlias for the first time and showing long-time dahlia enthusiasts new varieties they might have never seen in-person before. Our cut flowers…

Gilardi's Lakeville Marina Photo
5684 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA 95454

Gilardis Lakeville Marina is located approximately at the midway point between the mouth of Petaluma River and the City of Petaluma. The Marina provides access to a guest dock, restaurant & bar,…