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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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Scallop Crudo Photo
29 F Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Street social dinners began in early 2013 in Los Angeles. Marjorie and Jevon met there while working together in the industry, he as sous chef and Marjorie as an artisanal cocktail mixer. Sipping…

Product Picture Photo
611 2nd St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Moylan's Distilling and Stillwater Spirits have been producing award-winning Brandy, Whisky, Grappa, and other spirits since 2004 at our custom facility at the Foundry Wharf in Petaluma, California.

Doll Mercantile - Doll Repair and Restoration Photo
1510 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

Stop in to our store on Bodega Avenue in Petaluma and check out our immense selection of dolls from antique to modern. We carry dolls from China Heads, German Porcelain and tin to hard plastic and…

Petaluma Trolley Museum Photo
110 Baylis Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

You will find herein, the past, the future and work being done in the present to bring back to life one of Petaluma's most beautiful assets. The Petaluma Trolley is an organization of volunteers who…

Brooks Note tasting Room Photo
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. Winery and tasting room in Downtown Petaluma. Specializing in elegant and…