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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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Lunchette Photo
25 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Carryout plant-based lunches made with seasonal, organic, local ingredients. We have a selection of grab-and-go salads and pizza al taglio with seasonal toppings, by the slice or sheet. We use local…

Acre Coffee - Petaluma East Side; Now Featuring Donuts! Photo
173 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94952

It was completely hands on when we built our first store out of scrap lumber, vintage fixtures and a dream. After refinishing the floors and repainting it we bought the industries’ best espresso…

McEvoy Ranch Photo
5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

McEvoy Ranch extra virgin olive oils are a result of a mindful and passionate dedication to excellence, from orchard to bottle. Certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF),…

El Roy's Mexican Grill Photo
210 Edith St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Authentic Mexican Food where the food ranges from burritos, tortas, tacos, platillos (specialty plates), sopes, gorditas, to mexican hot dogs.

Petaluma Trolley Museum Photo
110 Baylis Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

You will find herein, the past, the future and work being done in the present to bring back to life one of Petaluma's most beautiful assets. The Petaluma Trolley is an organization of volunteers who…

Lala's Creamery Photo
134 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Family owned and operated, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Petaluma, we at Lala's enjoy providing our customers with the finest, freshest and most innovative flavors and assorted ice cream…

Petaluma Farmers Market Photo
201 Fourth Street, 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 Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd.: South…