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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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Pasta at Trattoria Photo
140 Second St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Edward Pizzuti, a veteran of the Vietnam war era was born in the Molise region of Italy, spent his young years in Tuscany and migrated to the U.S. in 1958 with his family. Josephine Pizzuti, (Josie)…

BodyROK Petaluma Photo
5 Petaluma Blvd. S, Suite E, Petaluma, CA 94952

BODYROK offers high intensity, low impact workouts that will tone, sculpt and redefine your body and mind in just 40-50 minutes. Bring on the heart pumping music, high energy instructors, beautiful…

Soap Cauldron Photo
11830 Main St., Penngrove, CA 94951

Soap Cauldron is the home of the Three Sisters Apothecary a line of artisan soaps and skincare handcrafted in small batches in the centuries-old tradition with gourmet oils, butters, essential oils…

Farmscape Photo
1030 Lohrman Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952

Certified Organic, no to low-till regenerative practice market garden. Serving Petaluma neighbors, Sonoma County families, & Bay Area restaurants. Farm stand open daily! Visit our Events Page for…

National Outlet Shopping Day Photo
2200 Petaluma Blvd. N., Suite 210, Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Village Premium Outlets® is an outdoor village-style shopping center located in Sonoma County just minutes from Downtown Petaluma off US-101 near Exit 476 Old Redwood Highway/ Petaluma Blvd.…

Rise Cycle Company Petaluma Photo
2200 Petaluma Blvd N, Suite 600, Petaluma, CA 94952

Rise Cycle Co. | Indoor Cycling + Fitness Studio offers spin and group exercise classes at their two locations in Sonoma County, California (Santa Rosa and Petaluma). All classes (cycle, bootcamp,…

Pete's Henny Penny Photo
4995 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

We're a classic Petaluma landmark, serving up delicious, down-home comfort food! Our diner is open 7 days a week and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. We also offer beer and wine. We want…