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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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Thistle Meats Photo
160 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Thistle Meats offers locally raised beef, lamb, goat, pork, rabbit, and poultry from farms and ranches we know and trust. We adhere to a philosophy of whole animal butchery, offering hand made…

Stellina Pronto Photo
23 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952

A neighborhood Italian bakery, cafe, and soon-to-be pizzeria, serving housemade pastries, and espresso drinks.