Lisa’s guidebook

Lisa
Lisa’s guidebook

Food scene

If I could only eat at one place in town, this would be it! California cuisine at it's finest and a relaxed atmosphere. Grassfed burgers, homemade pizzas, trending dishes and the best gluten free deserts ever!!!
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Wild Goat Bistro
6 Petaluma Boulevard North
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If I could only eat at one place in town, this would be it! California cuisine at it's finest and a relaxed atmosphere. Grassfed burgers, homemade pizzas, trending dishes and the best gluten free deserts ever!!!
They have great atmosphere in the front dining area and a river view when dining outside. Best gnocchi in town and a nice wine selection.
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Risibisi
154 Petaluma Boulevard North
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They have great atmosphere in the front dining area and a river view when dining outside. Best gnocchi in town and a nice wine selection.
Another gem of a place that is an upscale farm to table restaurant downtown. If they have pork chops on the menu, don't miss it! Service can sometimes be on the slower side, but it's a nice dining experience : )
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Central Market
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Another gem of a place that is an upscale farm to table restaurant downtown. If they have pork chops on the menu, don't miss it! Service can sometimes be on the slower side, but it's a nice dining experience : )
Best Seafood In Town. Nice Atmosphere too.
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The Shuckery
100 Washington St
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Best Seafood In Town. Nice Atmosphere too.
This place is an upscale bakery and cafe in downtown Petaluma that offers the best house made breads and trending menu items. Check their hours before going and know that service can sometimes be slow.
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Della Fattoria Downtown Café
141 Petaluma Boulevard North
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This place is an upscale bakery and cafe in downtown Petaluma that offers the best house made breads and trending menu items. Check their hours before going and know that service can sometimes be slow.
you can order anything on their menu and be happy that you did. They have great service : )
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Cucina Paradiso
114 Petaluma Blvd N
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you can order anything on their menu and be happy that you did. They have great service : )
Amazing Sushi, nice atmosphere and friendly staff make this place a must for a great food experience.
Sake 107
107 Petaluma Blvd N
Amazing Sushi, nice atmosphere and friendly staff make this place a must for a great food experience.
This is a beautiful ranch that produces organic virgin olive oil. Their wine & olive oil taisting reservations are worth the price of admission : ) Tours are available too.
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McEvoy Ranch
5935 Red Hill Road
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This is a beautiful ranch that produces organic virgin olive oil. Their wine & olive oil taisting reservations are worth the price of admission : ) Tours are available too.
Everything from their steak burritos, tacos to enchiladas is great. They also have vegetarian options. Relaxed food scene. Great for take-out.
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Mi Pueblo
800 Petaluma Blvd N
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Everything from their steak burritos, tacos to enchiladas is great. They also have vegetarian options. Relaxed food scene. Great for take-out.
They have the best Shrimp tacos. People go here for the food, not the atmosphere. Good take out option.
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El Roy's Mexican Grill
210 Edith St
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They have the best Shrimp tacos. People go here for the food, not the atmosphere. Good take out option.
This is a great place for take out too. They have two restaurants in town, but this one consistently has the best entrees. I have never been disappointed with anything ordered on their menu. Good take out option.
Lemongrass Thai Cuisine
113 N McDowell Blvd
This is a great place for take out too. They have two restaurants in town, but this one consistently has the best entrees. I have never been disappointed with anything ordered on their menu. Good take out option.
This place is the go to in town for great Chinese food. Good take out option too.
Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine
3100 Lakeville Highway
This place is the go to in town for great Chinese food. Good take out option too.
Best Tuna Poke bowls for take out.
Aloh-o
1367 North McDowell Boulevard
Best Tuna Poke bowls for take out.
Has an extensive menu of traditional Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan entrees. We love their vegetarian Korma and chicken Tikka Masala.
Everest Restaurant
56 E Washington St
Has an extensive menu of traditional Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan entrees. We love their vegetarian Korma and chicken Tikka Masala.
has a great river and historic building view when dining along the waterfront. They also have a large variety of steakhouse staples. Their happy hour is every Wednesday-Sunday from 3-6 pm and is very popular with the locals : )
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Seared
170 Petaluma Boulevard North
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has a great river and historic building view when dining along the waterfront. They also have a large variety of steakhouse staples. Their happy hour is every Wednesday-Sunday from 3-6 pm and is very popular with the locals : )
this is a small classic diner that we go to for breakfast to when the mood hits. I love their Huevos Rancheros, my husband likes their Omelets.
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Hallie's
125 Keller Street
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this is a small classic diner that we go to for breakfast to when the mood hits. I love their Huevos Rancheros, my husband likes their Omelets.
Tuesday Markets are from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Support our local farmers and artesians! : )
Petaluma East Side Farmers’ Market
320 N McDowell Blvd
Tuesday Markets are from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Support our local farmers and artesians! : )
This place always has sustainably grown seasonal produce and a year round farm stand.
Green String Farm
3571 Old Adobe Rd
This place always has sustainably grown seasonal produce and a year round farm stand.
They are a great farm to check out if you are here in June when they do farm tours. They have an assortment of honeys and lavender goods available by appointment only.
Lavender Bee Farm
746 Chapman Lane
They are a great farm to check out if you are here in June when they do farm tours. They have an assortment of honeys and lavender goods available by appointment only.

Sightseeing

This Dahlia farm is a gem and just a minute stroll from Sonrisa Cottage. They have new owner's so the name has changed to The Happy Dahlia Farm. Their Dahlia farm is open to the public from July to the end of October and is a beautiful place to stroll through, buy flowers and relax on their flower enclosed lawn. They offer Yoga, workshops and more, so check out their calendar at www.thehappydahliafarm.com to see if they have anything going on while you are here.
Aztec Dahlias
2478 E Washington St
This Dahlia farm is a gem and just a minute stroll from Sonrisa Cottage. They have new owner's so the name has changed to The Happy Dahlia Farm. Their Dahlia farm is open to the public from July to the end of October and is a beautiful place to stroll through, buy flowers and relax on their flower enclosed lawn. They offer Yoga, workshops and more, so check out their calendar at www.thehappydahliafarm.com to see if they have anything going on while you are here.
go here to find out the history of Petaluma, which was once the chicken capitol of the world and has history steeped in agrarian roots.
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Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 4th Street
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go here to find out the history of Petaluma, which was once the chicken capitol of the world and has history steeped in agrarian roots.
This is a beautiful and eclectic art gallery that displays a lot of local artist's work.
Riverfront Art Gallery
132 Petaluma Boulevard North
This is a beautiful and eclectic art gallery that displays a lot of local artist's work.
Petaluma Art Center is a gallery at the historic Railroad Station building next to the Petaluma Vistor Bureau. Their exhibitions display local artists. They also have a guide that you can pick up showing downtown art galleries. Look to see what they are exhibiting at https:// petalumaartscenter.org
Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville St
Petaluma Art Center is a gallery at the historic Railroad Station building next to the Petaluma Vistor Bureau. Their exhibitions display local artists. They also have a guide that you can pick up showing downtown art galleries. Look to see what they are exhibiting at https:// petalumaartscenter.org

Night Life

They have a great dance floor and periodically have larger known bands that roll through. Check out their calendar at mystictheatre.com
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Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Boulevard North
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They have a great dance floor and periodically have larger known bands that roll through. Check out their calendar at mystictheatre.com
This place is a low key cafe that a lot of locals go to and has good food. We go there sometimes for a bite and to listen to new local music. Check their calendar before going https://aqus.com
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Aqus Café at Foundry Wharf
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This place is a low key cafe that a lot of locals go to and has good food. We go there sometimes for a bite and to listen to new local music. Check their calendar before going https://aqus.com
This is our local performing Arts Theater. Check out their clalendar for thought provoking plays and musicals at www.cinebartheater.com
Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Boulevard North
This is our local performing Arts Theater. Check out their clalendar for thought provoking plays and musicals at www.cinebartheater.com
This is our local movie house that has large oversized l reclining seats for a comfortable movie experience. Seating is limited so we recommend getting tickets ahead of time on Fandango.
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Boulevard 14 Cinema
200 C Street
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This is our local movie house that has large oversized l reclining seats for a comfortable movie experience. Seating is limited so we recommend getting tickets ahead of time on Fandango.

Wine and Beer Tasting

They have great wines and an outdoor tasting room downtown . To make a reservation for wine tasting, visit their website at www.adoberoadwines.com
Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room
6 Petaluma Boulevard North
They have great wines and an outdoor tasting room downtown . To make a reservation for wine tasting, visit their website at www.adoberoadwines.com
This sustainable vineyard and winery has a nice selection of wines, beautiful views and wine caves. They are open by appointment for wine tours. To make a tasting appointment go to www.kellerestate.com
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Keller Estate Winery
5875 Lakeville Highway
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This sustainable vineyard and winery has a nice selection of wines, beautiful views and wine caves. They are open by appointment for wine tours. To make a tasting appointment go to www.kellerestate.com
Go there for beer tours and live music. Their beers have a way of sneaking up on you, so be sure to grab an Uber if you enjoy your beer : ) Hen house Brewery and Brewster's Beer Garden are worth mentioning too if you want to make it a beer triangle kind of day.
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N McDowell Blvd
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Go there for beer tours and live music. Their beers have a way of sneaking up on you, so be sure to grab an Uber if you enjoy your beer : ) Hen house Brewery and Brewster's Beer Garden are worth mentioning too if you want to make it a beer triangle kind of day.

Walking/ Biking/ Paddle boarding

This park is one near us that you can head out to from Sonrisa Cottage or drive to the small municipal airport and park there. It has walking/running trails that can make it a nice and easy way to get your miles in.
Wiseman Park
This park is one near us that you can head out to from Sonrisa Cottage or drive to the small municipal airport and park there. It has walking/running trails that can make it a nice and easy way to get your miles in.
This Park is a great place to get a 3 mile hike in or a run with hills in. Terrain can be steep in spots, but it's a beautiful space to be in for the side trails with oak woodlands canopy's and to take in mountain views at the top of the hill.
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Helen Putnam Regional Park
411 Chileno Valley Road
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This Park is a great place to get a 3 mile hike in or a run with hills in. Terrain can be steep in spots, but it's a beautiful space to be in for the side trails with oak woodlands canopy's and to take in mountain views at the top of the hill.
Is another nice local walk/ run spot that goes through tidal mudflats and along the Petaluma River when going in the direction of the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. There can be a lot of gnats during the Summer months in areas, but the birdlife still makes it worth it.
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Shollenberger Park
1400 Cader Lane
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Is another nice local walk/ run spot that goes through tidal mudflats and along the Petaluma River when going in the direction of the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. There can be a lot of gnats during the Summer months in areas, but the birdlife still makes it worth it.
If you want to bring your bike to ride downtown and need to pick up a part or get a tune up, this is where to go. If you plan to hit some more serious trails on Mt. Tam or Annadel State Park or coastal roads, these guys know the places to go.
Mike's Bikes of Petaluma
264 Petaluma Boulevard North
If you want to bring your bike to ride downtown and need to pick up a part or get a tune up, this is where to go. If you plan to hit some more serious trails on Mt. Tam or Annadel State Park or coastal roads, these guys know the places to go.
This is where to go if you want to pick up a paddleboard or kayak to load up and take to the Petaluma River or Russian River for the day. They provide a vehicle rack and straps for transporting your rental and safety gear.
Clavey Paddlesports
409 Petaluma Boulevard South
This is where to go if you want to pick up a paddleboard or kayak to load up and take to the Petaluma River or Russian River for the day. They provide a vehicle rack and straps for transporting your rental and safety gear.
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals are by appointment only. You just have to meet up with them at one of their dedicated launch spots. Their website is www.petalumasup.com
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle
775 Baywood Dr
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals are by appointment only. You just have to meet up with them at one of their dedicated launch spots. Their website is www.petalumasup.com