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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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Pugs Leap Cheese Photo
5880 Carroll Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

White Whale Farm is a small family owned farm in Petaluma, CA and home to Pug's Leap Creamery where we make farmstead artisan goat cheese by hand. All Pugs Leap farmstead artisan cheese is made by…

Petaluma Bounty Photo
55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952

Petaluma Bounty is working to create a sustainable Petaluma food system with healthy fresh food for everyone! Formed in summer 2006 with initial seed funding from the Hub of Petaluma Foundation,…

Ice House Gallery Photo
405 East D Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Our vision was to develop a gallery to present the talented artists we work with, and others as well, to our community in a professional gallery setting.Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm   Saturday & …

The Sweet Zone Photo
151 Petaluma Blvd. S., #113 Petaluma, CA 94952

Your local candy store has been happily serving the good people of Petaluma for 11 years. ​ Located in the heart of downtown Petaluma in Theatre Square, the largest candy store north of San Francisco…

Aztec Dahlias Photo
2478 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94954

We love introducing people to the breathtaking beauty of dahlias for the first time and showing long-time dahlia enthusiasts new varieties they might have never seen in-person before. Our cut flowers…

Chileno Valley Ranch u-pick apples Photo
5105 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Located just outside Petaluma and just over the Marin County line, this is the perfect place for a family outing. Farm tours are given throughout the day, and sometimes you can feed the baby animals.…

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery Photo
5 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Enjoy your jewelry shopping experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere with friendly customer service and a knowledgeable staff at Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery, voted people’s choice for Best…

Vine & Barrel Wines Photo
113 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Vine and Barrel is a large, retail bottle shop specializing in wines from all over the world. We also have a 26 seat wine/tapas bar and serve local and European hand-crafted beers and small plate…