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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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MSN Door To Door is the North Bay's convenient way to go to the San Francisco or Oakland airport, Amtrak Emeryville train station, or the Port of San Francisco cruise ships. Avoid the hassle of…

Tea Room Cafe Photo
316 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952

A Petaluma favorite for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. Tea Room Cafe serves no-fuss good food that is sure to please bacon-lovers, vegans, and everyone in between. Its vibrant, often bustling…

Petaluma Farmers Market Photo
175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Farmers Markets are both filled with fresh produce, flowers, artisans cheeses & breads, canned items, fresh meat & fish as well as local crafts. Located at 2nd Street, between B & D Streets.…

Baking classes at Central Milling Artisan Baking Center Photo
1120 Holm Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

Located in Petaluma, the Central Milling Artisan Baking Center is a state-of-the-art baking R&D and culinary education facility; the perfect place for artisans-in-training. Whether you’re just…