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A Romantic Evening in Downtown Petaluma

If you take the trip to Sonoma County, you can’t miss beautiful and historic downtown Petaluma. With buildings dating back to the 1800s and cute artisan shops, local boutiques, and amazing restaurants, it’s a magical place to spend an evening with that special someone. Need some ideas? Here are our recommendations for a romantic evening in downtown Petaluma.

Dinner at Old Chicago Pizza

Located in the Historic Lanmart Building in the heart of downtown, Old Chicago is a local favorite. Walk up the carpeted stairs, down the long hallway and into an old-fashioned dining room with windows overlooking the street. With incredible deep-dish pizza, charming atmosphere, and interesting history you won’t be disappointed.

Over the Bridge and Under the Lights

When the sun goes down, Petaluma sparkles. Take a stroll down alleyways strung with twinkle lights, go window shopping, and cross the river on the wooden bridge. As you walk along the river, you might spot local legend Petaluma Pete jamming out on his red jukebox-like piano!

Admire Some Art

Stop by the Riverfront Art Gallery and check out some paintings. You might also spot some colorful street art as you explore.

Dessert at Lala’s Creamery

After you’ve walked off your dinner, head to Lala’s Creamery for a tasty treat. The long marble counter with barstools and black and white checkered floors is the perfect spot to relax and share a milkshake with your date.

Dance it Off

After an evening of good food and pretty views, end the night by hitting up one of the many bars for a drink and some dancing! Some of our favorites are The Roaring Donkey, La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge and The Big Easy.

Summer Young is a senior at Sonoma State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. When she’s not in class, you can find her drinking coffee and exploring the world or on instagram @_justaseason_.

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