Petaluma Travel Guide

Articles about Petaluma

By Christopher Petkanas
The way people jockeyed for them, you'd have thought they were the last olives in Napa Valley. Durangos idled three-deep at the curb as women in Ferragamo flats and straw boaters raced into the Oakville Grocery: food central for the price-unconsci...

Hotels in Petaluma

The 17-room Metro Hotel has a quirky French twist: a Victorian house-turned-inn with hardwood floors, white comforters, cheery blue doors, and a lush courtyard graced by Parisian café tables.

Restaurants in Petaluma

Chef and owner Tony Najiola's downtown Petaluma restaurant serves locally sourced New American cuisine inside an open dining room.

Things to do in Petaluma

What began as a cattle ranch in the 1880's is now home to more than 10,000 rose bushes and a renovated cottage (the original was damaged in a fire in the 1980's). Just north of San Francisco, Garden Valley Ranch is one of the few places in the country that sells chemical-free, cut garden roses, m