A Welcoming Community
Located just a little over 30 miles from San Francisco, Petaluma is developing a reputation as a city that proudly welcomes LGBT visitors. We are enthusiastic about sharing the city's plentiful opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Enjoy shopping in our walkable historic downtown featuring almost a dozen antique stores, art galleries and specialty boutiques. Sip a glass of Sonoma County wine in one of our award-winning restaurants serving expertly prepared dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Or kayak on the Petaluma River and stroll in Shollenberger Park. Meet up with friends and enjoy it all.
Planning to visit Guerneville or Monte Rio? Petaluma is mid-way between the Russian River area, one of the most popular vacation destinations for LGBT travelers, and San Francisco. Make Petaluma your home base and you'll be ideally situated to enjoy the fun offered by the City to the south and the Russian River recreation area to the north.