The Petaluma Area

The small town with big credentials

Those of a certain age are bound to remember the film American Graffiti. But did you know graffiti-town was none other than small-town Petaluma? That’s how picture perfect it is and why it’s so desirable. Besides being one of the state’s oldest towns, it’s also one of the most charming, with its preserved historic downtown right along the riverfront. But don’t confuse small town with small offerings. Here you’ll find a wealth of cultural opportunities: great restaurants, galleries, shops, farmer’s markets, music and theater, all just minutes from your front door at The Cottages.