Things to Do in Petaluma
The Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma is centrally located in historic Petaluma at the gateway to Sonoma Wine Country. With a year-round comfortable temperature, you'll never run out of things to do in Petaluma. It is the perfect location to escape to whether you're looking to enjoy winery tours, local gourmet food, antique and art gallery shopping, or the many other things to do in Petaluma. Also nearby are spectacular Pacific Coast beaches and golf courses. For those looking for an urban getaway on your vacation, San Francisco is just a 30-minute drive away.
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|Historic Downtown Petaluma
2 km/1.3 miles
Ideally located along the Petaluma River and home to 65 historical buildings, downtown Petaluma is a robust waterfront neighborhood with 19th century charm. Visitors to the area can enjoy an array of delightful boutiques and antique shops, eateries, movie theater, nightlife, as well as unique festivals and events that take place throughout the year.
|Petaluma Museum Walking Tours
2.7 km/1.7 miles
Tour historic downtown Petaluma with costumed docents who tell the history of Petaluma from the perspective of the city’s early settlers. This free tour begins at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum at 10:30 a.m. on most Saturdays, May to October.
20 Fourth St, Petaluma, CA 94952
|Petaluma Arts Center
2.4 km/1.5 miles
The Petaluma Arts Center celebrates the vibrant culture, art and artists of Petaluma and Sonoma County through exhibitions, hands-on educational activities, lectures, docent tours and special events throughout the year.
230 Lakeville St, Petaluma, CA 94952
|Green Music Center
15 km/9.4 miles
Destined to become one of the most sought-after music and performing arts venues in the world, the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center offers multiple performance venues and sprawling outdoor spaces on the Sonoma State University campus.
1801 E Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
|McNear’s Mystic Theatre
2.9 km/1.8 miles
Located in one of downtown Petaluma’s iconic historical buildings, McNear’s Mystic Theatre is considered one of the North Bay’s premier live music venues. The theatre hosts a full calendar of live music performances year-round and also includes a full bar and restaurant.
23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
|Petaluma Farmers’ Market
2.6 km/1.6 miles
Open on Saturdays from May to November, as well as on Wednesdays from June to August, the Petaluma Farmers’ Market showcases the bounty of fresh produce in Sonoma County. Fresh baked goods, cheeses, hot foods, flowers and plants, arts and crafts, activities for kids, and live music are also featured.
1.93 km/1.2 miles
Located just minutes from our hotel, the Petaluma Wetlands consist of Shollenberger Park, Alman Marsh and Ellis Creek. The area is a habitat for a variety of wildlife, including over 220 bird species and over 150 plant species. Enjoy nature as you walk, jog or picnic at the Wetlands.
|Petaluma Village Premium Outlets
4.8 km/3 miles
Find your favorite brand names at discount prices at Petaluma Village Premium Outlets.
2200 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
|Lagunitas Brewery and Taproom
7.9 km/4.9 miles
Lagunitas is one of the Bay Area’s most popular microbreweries and a favorite of beer lovers nationwide. Those 21 and over can take a free tour of the brewery then enjoy live music while sampling Lagunitas’ seasonal and year-round brews.
1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
|Graton Resort & Casino
19.3 km/12 miles
Graton Resort & Casino, the newest and largest casino in California, offers the ultimate gaming experience for enthusiasts of all levels. With 3,000 slots, 144 table games, live poker room, VIP gaming salons, 10,000-square foot concert venue, and multiple dining options, there’s something to entertain every interest.
288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
|Rooster Run Golf
4 km/2.5 miles
Golf year-round at Rooster Run Golf Club. This championship public golf course is surrounded by rolling hills and scenic vineyards and features lush fairways, meandering creeks and an island green.
2301 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94954
30.6 km/19 miles
Sonoma Raceway is a year-round complex offering motorsport fun for the whole family and one of the most comprehensive racing schedules in the country. Its busy motor-racing schedule includes the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, IndyCar® Series and much more.
29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Nearby Attractions (30-40 minutes by car)
|Sonoma Valley Wineries
20.1 km/12.5 miles
With 114 wineries across 13,000 vineyard acres, Sonoma Valley is one of the world’s premier wine producing regions. The variety of climate and soil conditions throughout Sonoma Valley enables vintners to produce an array of varietals.
|Russian River Wineries
39.6 km/24.6 miles
The Russian River Valley benefits from an uncommonly long growing season that produces some of the best cool-climate grape varietals in the world. The area’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are highly regarded by wine enthusiasts.
|Alliance Redwoods - Sonoma Canopy Tours
52.3 km/32.5 miles
Soar through California’s majestic Redwood forest with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Your 2.5 hour guided eco tour will include seven ziplines, two sky bridges a spiral staircase, and a rappel to the forest floor.
6250 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
|Bodega Bay Seashore
47.1 km/29.3 miles
Bodega Bay is located on the Pacific Coast and acts as a protected area to help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems. It is also well-known for its navigation purposes, recreation activities, and commercial and sport fishing.
|Point Reyes National Seashore
40 km/20.5 miles
Point Reyes National Seashore primarily serves as a sanctuary for plants and animals but also includes some of the region’s most beautiful hiking trails, campgrounds, beaches and vistas. Seafood lovers will enjoy the abundance of fresh oysters ripe for shucking.
|Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco
56.6 km/35.2 miles
Drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and spend a day in San Francisco. Explore the diverse neighborhoods that make up this cosmopolitan coastal city and enjoy world-class shopping, award-winning dining and a vibrant arts and culture scene.