Historic Petaluma

  • May 24, 2023
  • 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Petaluma, CA
  • 1


Petaluma, one of California’s oldest cities, was a bustling river port during the 1800's Gold Rush. Spared from much of the destruction of the 1906 earthquake, the downtown boasts architectural gems that house specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. The town later became known as the "the world's egg basket," after the first practical incubator was invented there, spawning a thriving produce industry. Several movies have been filmed in downtown Petaluma, including “American Graffiti.” We will visit the Petaluma Library and Historical Museum to view a special exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of “American Graffiti,” then take a historical walking tour and enjoy free time to have lunch on your own and explore the charming downtown district.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Depart 8:45 a.m. from Davis Target and 9:05 a.m. from University Retirement Community. Return in reverse 4 and 4:15 p.m.

Activity Level: 1.5 (45-60 minute walking tour; benches along the way; can leave the tour at any time to explore on your own)

Cancellations: Cancellations received by April 27 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after that date will only receive a refund if your space can be filled from the waiting list.

COVID Policies: Travelers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine; if we do not already have a copy of your vaccine card on file, upload it when registering online, email it to us at DavisTravelaires@gmail.com, or send it to the Travelaires office, 646 A Street, Davis CA 95616. You will only need to do this once, as we will keep the documentation on file.

Masks are currently optional, including on the bus. Bring a copy of your vaccination card and a photo ID, as some venues require proof of vaccination upon entry.

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