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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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The Big Easy Photo
128 American Alley, Petaluma, CA 94952

Welcome to The Big Easy, an underground Restaurant & Jazz Club in Historic Downtown Petaluma in American Alley! The Big Easy serves features live music 6 nights per week, in addition to occasionally…

Pasta at Trattoria Photo
140 Second Street, 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)…

Massage Envy Photo
247 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

At Massage Envy Spa, we're committed to a stress-free experience, every time. This includes friendly staff, professional massage therapists and a calm, inviting environment.

Angelo's Photo
2700 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

Famous beef jerkey, homemade sausages & bacon. California Grand Champion Tri-Tips in NY steaks. BBQ catering & roast pigs. Full-service smokehouse.

Sjaak's Vegan Organic Chocolate bars Photo
1340 Commerce St., Suite D Petaluma, CA 94954

At Sjaak’s, our passion for chocolate runs deep and our values go beyond great taste. We strive to make our chocolate memorable for the best reasons — attention to craftsmanship, focus on the planet…