Where History Meets Hip

The riverfront city of Petaluma is situated directly off Highway 101 in Southern Sonoma County. Petaluma retains an old-school charm apparent in the downtown area, where numerous historical buildings and Victorian mansions sit along the Petaluma River. Today, wineries, restaurants, and shops inhabit the historical buildings of downtown Petaluma.

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Petaluma offers a glimpse into small-town America at the turn of the century. The historical buildings of downtown are home to some of Petaluma’s finest restaurants, which source food from the many ranches and farms in the area. Petaluma has become a destination for foodies—the town is home to organic farms, artisan cheese producers, and an olive oil ranch, as well as interesting culinary festivals.

Get inspired

Go wine tasting at Keller Estate, home of beautiful Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in the Petaluma Gap region. To find the perfect food pairing, schedule a ranch tour and tasting at Achadinha Cheese Company to learn about the cheesemaking process and sample their artisan cheeses along the way. For a calm afternoon, visit Shollenberger Park to explore the trails and delight in the abundant wildlife of the wetland habitat. End the day with a brewery tour or dinner and beer tasting in the lively taproom at Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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