Located just 32 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is the gateway to Sonoma County and centrally located in the North Bay, making our city a perfect home base for excursions to the Wine Country, the dramatic Sonoma Coast and the majestic redwood groves​. Or you can just kick back in Petaluma and explore our downtown to see our architectural gems or film locations.  Then wind down with a gusty local brew, a class of Petaluma Gap wine, a scoop of ice cream, made by hand the old-fashioned way, or some irresistible artisan pastries.

We're accessible by airport, bus or rental car from San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa airports. If you are more of a waterway rather than highway type of traveler, cruise up the Petaluma River by boat, dock a the Turning Basin and be just steps away from dozens of restaurants, specialty shops, movies and live music.

Petaluma's population in on the small side (59,000) but our personality is big. Petaluma enjoys fairs, festivals, parades and gatherings that invite visitors to share in our community spirit; whether it is by celebrating our agricultural heritage, love of the arts, riverfront location or diverse culture.