10 Things to Do in Petaluma That You Shouldn't Miss

March 7, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Petaluma /pɛtəˈluːmə/ is a city in Sonoma County, California, part of the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area, located 37 mi (60 km) north of San Francisco. Its population was 57,941 according to the 2010 Census.
Restaurants in Petaluma

1. Marin French Cheese Company

7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952-9438 +1 707-762-6001
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Marin French Cheese Company

Reviewed By jessicams25 - Janesville, Wisconsin

On vacation to Point Reyes my family and I stopped off at this amazing little briery! If you love Brie this is your place! It was so tasty we had to stop back the next day to purchase more! They have garlic jalapeño, truffle, breakfast, triple cream, and many other Brie like cheeses! Additionally they have super tasty goat cheeses! The friendly and helpful Vianette let us sample a few and was very informative! I highly recommend the stop!

2. Shollenberger Park

Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma, CA 94954 +1 707-778-4303
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Shollenberger Park

Reviewed By 14hannon - Sonoma, California

Sonoma features many parks with a more natural setting and better scenery. Shollenberger starts from a non descript industrial/office park, and if you walk counter clock rise your initial walk down a linear levy towards the Petaluma River. The initial stroll down the river offers views on the opposite bank of a sand and gravel processing area, deteriorating buildings, abandoned boats, cars and SUVs before eventually opening into a more natural look. If you look at it from a different perspective, you see a recovered wetland habitat supporting an abundance of wild life. Other advantages include it being close into Petaluma, flat, and dog friendly (please use a leash as required). I would not drive a long way to see this park (there are better options), but is you are in Petaluma and want a place for a quick get away, dog walk, or jog, this fits the bill.

3. Helen Putnam Park

Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Helen Putnam Park

Reviewed By 14hannon - Sonoma, California

Although not large, the park is criss crossed by trail giving a variety of terrain and look out points from every directions. The initial climb up Arroyo Trail is steep (about a 30% grade), but the top of the hill features more moderate terrain. Park is multiuser, including hikers, dogs, mountain bikes, and horse back riders. Although excellent views are available throughout, don't miss the view from South Loop, one of my favorites. Parking is $7 and you self pay with either cash or credit card from a machine near the parking lot entrance.

4. Lagunitas Brewing Company

1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954-1113 +1 707-778-8776
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Reviewed By JO92373 - Redlands, CA

Although we arrived at 11:00 am, and the brewery doesn't open until 11:30, there were already several people milling around and even a yoga class being held in the area that seems to maybe be an entertainment site for musicians. We visited the SchwagShop which featured a wide variety of clothing and other paraphernalia. Once the Brewery opened, we shared a flight of beer as well as tried a few other interesting brews. Although we didn't eat, there was a menu featuring the usual bar type food that looked very good.

5. Green String Farm

3571 Old Adobe Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954-9241 +1 707-778-7500
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Green String Farm

Reviewed By Whitney K - CA

I have been shopping at this beautiful farm for years and I love it! The produce is all grown organically on site and is the best quality you can get. My favorite months are August and September, as there is so much to choose from and the prices are significantly lower than Whole Foods.

6. Petaluma Creamery

621 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952-2646 +1 707-762-3446
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Petaluma Creamery

Reviewed By James H - Liberty, Missouri, United States

We decided to drive the Cheese Road, north of San Francisco. This road/area has lots of cheese creameries with stores attached. Many give tours on the weekend. We were out for the drive and to buy some cheese. This creamery was our first stop. The creamery was next door to the store that sold their cheeses. They mostly had hard cheese but some soft cheese, as well. We sampled several variety, All were very tasty. Friendly staff.

7. The Petaluma Library Museum

Fourth & B streets, Petaluma, CA +1 707-778-4398
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

The Petaluma Library Museum

Reviewed By sfmaria101 - Healdsburg, California

My favorite part of this lovely old , intimate library is their classical music concerts (now about quarterly) .A large glass dome and original wood paneling contribute to fantastic and resonant acoustics, and the performers are always world-class musicians. To me there is nothing like hearing small string ensembles or an old sonorous piano from 15- feet away! Worth planning ahead ..among many choices in Sonoma county, this is my very favorite venue for classical music.

8. Sonoma Portworks

613 2nd St, Petaluma, CA 94952-5123 +1 707-769-5203
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Sonoma Portworks

Sonoma Portworks is the only winery in Sonoma County specializing in ports and after-dinner wines. Sample our complimentary tasting menu of varietal ports, or explore our Reserve menu. Discover Sonomic Almost Vinegar--like a balsamic, only better!

Reviewed By keut - Alexandria, VA

Very knowledgeable gentleman explains the ports we're tasting, and the grappas also. This is unique (because it's port rather than the wines), and it was a nice room with the big barrels. No charge! We bought a port and a port-infused vinegar, and ended up joining their club! And the proprietor made an excellent restaurant suggestion.

9. Achadinha Cheese Company

750 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952-9528 +1 707-763-1025
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Achadinha Cheese Company

Reviewed By MominOC - Orange County, Ca

Only sold in the local farmer's market so I wish that we lived closer. An eye opening experience and tour. The mother of the family gave us a tour and she was very kind and open with the business and how it runs. We appreciated the time and learning experience. Tour costs $20 but it is definitely worth it and I would do it again to share it with the others in the family.

10. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

3325 Adobe Rd., Petaluma, CA +1 707-762-4871
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Reviewed By Daniel A - Beijing, China

This National Landmark is a remembrance to General Vallejo and shows the importance of Mexican History and how they were once the owners of this land. I will bring my children here one day so they will know the true history of California in case they aren’t taught history any more.

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