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

Sweeping views of the Petaluma valley and our beautiful grounds create the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. Our packages feature an all-inclusive rate to help take some of the…

Quilted Angel Photo
200 G Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Quilted Angel is one of the Bay Area's largest quilt shops. We are located in beautiful, historic downtown Petaluma, California. The shop is over 3,500 square feet and has over 5,000 bolts of fabric.…

Military Antiques & Museum Photo
300 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

The historic river front town of Petaluma, just 45 minutes North of San Francisco, California is the home of Military Antiques and Museum. With over 4,000 square feet of retail space plus our 2,000…

Acre Coffee - The Roastery Photo
1080 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

We strive to craft the best pizza in Sonoma County. Using the highest quality ingredients and sourcing locally as much as possible. California grown vine-ripe tomatoes Fresh Mozzarella from Double 8…