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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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Stubbs Vineyard Photo
1000 Marshall Petaluma Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

In 1996 Tom and Mary began by planting 11 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the sheltered valley a short walk from their house. Initially they sold their fruit to several respected wineries…

Parum leo Lion Photo
4415 Kastania Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Parum Leo, or “little lion”, is a family-run, small-lot producer of boutique wines based in Petaluma, CA. While we specialize in Pinot Noir, we also offer a selection of premium white and red wines.…

Petaluma Speedway Photo
100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma Fairgrounds Petaluma, CA 94953

We are the Wine Country's center of speed, featuring 360 Winged Sprints, Wingless Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Mini Stocks, and 600s. Come join us Saturday Night's for non-stop…