Slow and Sunny Petaluma: Recommended trip with the Baby

For Bay Area folks looking for a quick getaway, this might be the spot. We were pleasantly surprised by this little town known for its egg and butter parade. There are beautiful parks, plenty of farms, and good food to keep the kiddies happy and entertained. You’ll also be inspired to start your own garden.

Recommended itinerary:

Shollenberger Wetlands is a stunning expanse of wildlife and view of the rolling hills.

For those interested in history, the Adobe State Park is worth visiting.

Eat fish tacos at Café Zazzle. We took our food to go and had a picnic lunch.

Eat dinner at Namaste Kitchen, they were super nice to Kai.

Visit the chicken coup at Green String Farms and buy fresh produce and seasonal jams.

For those urban farmers, there is a seed bank in the downtown area that was opened up by the Baker Seed Company. Literally it's in an old bank and houses thousands of seeds. Heirloom everything.

I can’t forget the freshest and cheapest French cheese around direct from the Marin Cheese Factory.

Stay overnight at the fun Metro Hotel. Located on the main drag and just two blocks from a playground. The rooms are set in an old mansion and are Parisian themed. Complete with hardwood floors and clawfoot tubs.

You could do Petaluma in a day but there’s so much to see. Overall a fantastic and educational place to take your toddler. Everyone is really nice too.

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