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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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Brooks Note
426 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952

We are a small, family winery focused on making balanced, elegant wines from the hidden corners of California Wine Country.

Massage Envy Photo
247 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

At Massage Envy Spa, we're committed to a stress-free experience, every time. This includes friendly staff, professional massage therapists and a calm, inviting environment.

Silver Penny Farm
5215 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma, CA 94954

Offering space for meetings and retreats to groups of up to 30 people. We offer private gardens and open spaces on a historic homestead centrally located near Petaluma and Sonoma.

Sienna Antiques Photo
119 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Exceptional Home Furnishings from Exiting Modern to three Centuries of Antiques. Come see for yourself!

Hawkwood Hill Logo Photo
1002 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Nestled in the gentle hills of southern Sonoma country, Hawkwood Estate spans 200 acres of pastoral beauty. Established in 1993 as the region’s PREMIER EQUESTRIAN FACILITY, our tailored grounds offer…