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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Once known as the "Egg Basket of the World," Petaluma—the southernmost town in Sonoma County—has stayed true to its agricultural roots while evolving into a foodie haven. Today, Petaluma offers a...
Once known as the egg basket of the world for its poultry industry, today the riverside town of Petaluma is a charming historic gem with an eclectic mix of shops and galleries, a foodie haven, and a...
About a 45-minute drive from San Francisco, Petaluma gives visitors their first taste of Sonoma County: Rolling dairy land, artisan foods and craft brews, and historic architecture and landmarks. But...
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