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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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Larsen's Christmas Tree Farms Photo
391 Marshall Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

The Larsen Family planted their first Christmas trees in 1963 and has been happily helping make holiday memories ever since. Peruse a variety of trees, pick up a wreath, some garlands, free boughs,…

i Leoni Photo
120 B Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

In 2004 the Leoni family founded a shop in Petaluma, California based on these premises; everyone can and should cook, entertaining should be as easy and accessible as it is beautiful and gracious,…

Bay-ti Photo
1 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Bay-ti is a home décor store located in Petaluma, CA downtown shopping district, offering an array of home decor pieces ranging from hand-made, one-of-a-kind Moroccan artifacts, rugs and large…

Buffalo Billiards Photo
246 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Since 1992, Buffalo Billiards has been known for great fun and good food in Sonoma County. More than just a pool hall in Petaluma, we also feature darts, shuffleboard, ping pong, pinball and the…

Petaluma Shakespeare Company Photo
625 Second Street, Foundry Wharf Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Shakespeare Company, the only free Shakespeare in Sonoma County, was founded in 2015 opening its first season of Free Shakespeare by the River at Foundry Wharf with Taming of the Shrew. In…

J.Fermi Photo
21 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

J. Fermi carries casual/contemporary clothing styles for work, casual, and formal occasions. Each item is handpicked with quality, comfort and style in mind. Our goal is to provide a variety of style…

Indigenous Photo
110 A Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

We are a fair trade organic vertical supplier that has been leading the way in contemporary hand made fashion. All our garments are made with extreme care, luxurious organic fibers and by artisans…