Petaluma – Southern Gateway to Sonoma County

Petaluma – Southern Gateway to Sonoma County

Nestled against the rolling hills at the southern boundary of Sonoma County, Petaluma is one of the oldest cities in California with a well-preserved vibrant Historic Dowtown, on the National Register of Historic Places, that includes early 19th century iron-front architecture.
It is a charming, quintessential hometown with a residential area of leafy avenues and Victorians. Petaluma has a wealth of outdoor recreation on the Petaluma River, in the Petaluma wetlands, along the many hiking and biking trails in two regional parks.
With its agricultural heritage, Petaluma is the epicenter of good food and wine.

Centrally located 32 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County Wine Country, Petaluma is the ideal base for exploring more than 195 wineries, the redwoods, dramatic coast, Point Reyes National Seashore and the entire Bay Area.

With a vibrant and well-established arts community, and a recently opened regional Arts Center, Petaluma is a destination for Art lovers.
It is the home of one of the oldest adobe buildings still standing in America at the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park.
Petaluma is the lively place to enjoy some of the most unique and best loved events in Northern California including the Annual Butter and Egg Days parade, the spring and fall Antique Faires, the Annual Salute to “American Graffiti,” the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, the annual Veterans Day Parade and more.

For more information about all this quintessential American hometown has to offer, drop in at the Visitor Center in the historic 1914 train depot building at 210 Lakeville Street or consult the website at

For More Information, Contact:

Petaluma Visitor Center
[email protected]
210 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952


Petaluma - Southern Gateway to Sonoma County