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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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Emma Herbert Memorial Park Photo
Bloomfield Road and Broderick St., Petaluma, CA 94952

The historic Emma Herbert Memorial Park is located in the rolling hills of West Sonoma County. With roots dating back to 1853, the park is a perfect place to enjoy a scenic picnic. The park is…

HenHouse Petaluma Palace of Barrels Photo
1333 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

Founded in 2011, we crank out awesome beers 30 barrels at a time in uncompromising and fearless pursuit of our goal: creating new and interesting kinds of delicious. HenHouse is the work of our hands,…

Ramini Mozzarella Photo
175 Gericke Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Just when you thought that mozzarella cheese was a taste from heaven, take it a step further and experience Buffalo mozzarella. The Great White Whale of American creation of cheese. There is nothing…

Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market Photo
320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

The Petaluma East Side Farmers’ Market is excited to offer local agricultural products including farm fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meats, locally made gourmet foods, coffee and espresso, fresh baked…