If your trip to Petaluma is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Petaluma Village Premium Outlets. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have some space on that itinerary, Phoenix Theater and Petaluma Arts Center will keep you occupied as well.
Ocean Cove is a day-trip destination to consider. It’s 40 miles away and offers a variety of things to see and do. Stillwater Cove Regional Park is one superb example. Another option is Downtown Berkeley, which is 35 miles away. Here you can explore UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall.
Point your car towards Heart’s Desire Beach. It’s 15 miles from Petaluma and is the ideal place to chill out and unwind. Enjoy a peaceful walk by the water and watch the frothy waves lapping at the foreshore.
Heading to Petaluma for business-related reasons? After a huge day of networking and making new connections, you might find your stomach shouting out for food. Thankfully, these business and convention centers are close to some terrific restaurants and cafés:
Tomales Town Hall (14 miles away).
Fairfax Pavillion (17 miles away).
Having your own ride in Petaluma will give you more freedom to go wherever you want at your leisure. Maybe you’d like to leave the city behind, cruise down the open road, and go where the wind blows. If so, drive off in one of our SUVs and explore the beautiful sandy shores in the surrounding area. If you just want to experience the bright city lights, take to the wheel of something small. Navigating those busy streets will be a whole lot easier with a mini or compact car.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to rental cars in Petaluma. From sporty models with all the mod cons to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need more than a bargain, no-frills type model. Which will it be this time?
You’ll have to keep to the right while driving in Petaluma. In addition, exercise some extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
It can be. Cruising around the block looking for a parking spot isn’t unusual in Petaluma. Getting close to busy attractions is easier if you research your options ahead of time.
As the population of Petaluma is around 60,400, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with traffic congestion. However, main roads can get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
The residential zones in the city of Petaluma have a 25mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits usually range between 15mph and 70mph.
Generally, your car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
As long as you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while cruising around Petaluma. But ensure you keep focused on the road.
While driving in Petaluma, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes it is. But before doing so, you must bring the vehicle to a complete stop and only move on if there’s no traffic approaching.
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in Sonoma County.