Located just north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a picturesque city, nestled between the rugged coast and lovely rolling farmlands. It’s also known as a foodie haven, with incredible dining options, breathtaking wine country, fun festivals and family attractions. Here are some of the best things to do while you’re in town.
1. Helen Putnam Park:
Hike six miles of beautiful trails, crossing through oak woodlands and grassy hillsides, which offer panoramic views of the southern Sonoma County countryside.
2. Marin French Cheese Company:
Discover a full line of premium, hand-crafted French cheeses that have earned awards both inside and outside California.
3. The Petaluma Library Museum:
Enjoy regional history exhibits, guided tours and cultural events at this fascinating Neoclassical library.
4. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park:
Take an insightful educational tour of this historic adobe building, ranch and creek and get insight into the history of Petaluma.
5. Keller Estate Winery:
Sample distinctive blends, while getting an inside look at this impressive wine production facility, which includes expansive views of the Petaluma Gap.
6. Shollenberger Park:
Explore 260 acres of gorgeous wetlands, which play host to countless species of birds, along with rare plants and animals, including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.
7. Petaluma Boulevard and Kentucky Street:
This vibrant downtown hotspot includes great shops, which showcase everything from gifts and furniture to clothing and antiques.
8. Military Antiques & Museum:
Visit the country’s largest retail military shop and discover 4,000 square feet of retail space, along with a 2,000-square-foot museum.