Destination guide

Travel to lively Petaluma

Take a vacation to Petaluma and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and opera. Renowned for its restaurants, shopping and riverfront, this city welcomes all visitors. Jack London State Historic Park and Sonoma Plaza are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Petaluma

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Petaluma a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Artesa Winery (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Robert Mondavi Winery (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • V. Sattui (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Adobe Road Winery (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Adobe Creek Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Petaluma

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Petaluma is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jack London State Historic Park (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Sonoma Plaza (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Quarryhill Botanical Garden (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Helen Putnam Regional Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Shollenberger Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Petaluma

Fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 20.1 mi (32.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Petaluma?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,026 house rentals near Petaluma. From 694 Houses to 131 Bungalows, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Petaluma for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Petaluma?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Petaluma:

  • Sleepy Hollow: 15 vacation rentals
  • Picnic Valley: 15 vacation rentals
  • West End: 18 vacation rentals
  • Berkeley Hills: 173 vacation rentals
  • North & East: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Petaluma?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Petaluma. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Parkwest Casino Sonoma: 1,085 home rentals
  • Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue: 1,180 home rentals
  • Santa Rosa Junior College-Petaluma Campus: 1,081 home rentals
  • University of Northern California: 1,005 home rentals
  • Adobe Creek Golf Club: 1,163 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Petaluma listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Petaluma?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 694 Houses in Petaluma. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Petaluma include:

  • Bungalows: 131 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 131 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 44 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Petaluma?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 305 vacation homes with pool available in Petaluma.

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