Lifestyle & Fun

Petaluma’s culinary scene is all about options—all good, all fun, all different. Read about our upscale restaurants,  no-frills diners, beer gardens, food trucks, and more.

There are so many ways enjoy the great outdoors in Petaluma. Link to info about trails and open space, City parks & rec facilities, and other recreation areas (like the Petaluma River!).

Petaluma is a shopper’s dream. Learn about our downtown historic shopping district and other options sprinkled across the city…then plan your adventure!

Petaluma has something for everyone. Whatever your life stage, you’ll find your place in Petaluma.

Nearby farms and ranches add a special something to life in Petaluma. Buy ripe fruit & veg directly from the farmer. Send your kids to farm camp. Tour a vineyard or dairy, then taste the results. And don’t forget the year-round farmers’ market. Learn more here.

Petaluma’s rustic charm belies a sophisticated arts and music scene. Learn what we offer in terms of live music, theater performances, and a wide range of exhibits and art installations. Or create your own and share it with the community.

Petalumans love festivals, parades, and other special events. Learn what we’re celebrating this weekend. Classic cars? Steam punk? Beer? Butter & eggs? Grab your friends and your kids, and join the fun!

Visit our mobile-friendly microsite at to find events and places in Petaluma. Do a tour and tasting at a local business. Volunteer. Go to a book reading. Attend a religious service. Catch a sports game. Take a class (on just about anything).



Learn what makes Petaluma a great place to grow a career and build a life.

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What makes Petaluma a perfect place for building a career?


There’s something for everyone in Petaluma. Shop or paddleboard. Go bird-watching, or watch movies. Enjoy the arts, music, and the best food and beverages you’ll find anywhere. (Just sayin’)


Want to save the world? Petaluma is right there with you–at school, in business, and across the city.

Petaluma Bay Area

Bay Area Access

Petaluma’s location in the San Francisco Bay Area gives you many options when it comes to landing a job and staying on the cutting edge of industry.

Growth Potential

Petaluma has a healthy economy fueled by businesses in many different industry sectors, as well as nonprofits and public agencies. That means you’ll find opportunities to achieve career growth according to your own values, no matter what your stage in life.

Global Impact

Petaluma is a town with local pride and global reach. Most Petaluma companies have suppliers, customers, and manufacturing plants outside the United States, and a few — like Lagunitas Creamery, LGC Biosearch, and Cowgirl Creamery — are part of large multinational corporations. The bottom line: you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your own backyard while staying connected to the innovations of the world.

What People Say About Careers in Petaluma

“I found my dream job within biking distance of my home.”

— Dr. Fasih Hameed, Petaluma Health Center

“I’m able to enjoy a fulfilling career as well as a rich family life.”

— Katie Parmeson, Ciena

“Petaluma offers meaningful work, plus time and space for life outside my job.”

—Annie Davis, World Centric

“For both lifestyle and career, Petaluma is just right.”

— William Gordon, CamelBak