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When you search for an RV in Petaluma, you’ll be exploring a lovely medium-sized city in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay area. San Francisco itself and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are less than an hour’s drive in your Petaluma camper rental. You can also visit Sacramento, San Jose, or Reno, Nevada if you want to hit the highway in search of even more adventure. However, there’s plenty to do in Petaluma and you’ll enjoy your stay there whether you’re traveling with your family, on a girls’ or guys’ weekend, with a group of friends, or all by yourself on a super solo road trip. The area enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with a dry summer, warm days, and cool nights, which means that there are plenty of outdoor and recreational opportunities for visitors. There is also a wide variety of arts and entertainment venues, places to shop and see, and chances to eat, drink, and be merry.

If you choose not to drive your Petaluma travel trailer rental everywhere, the city is served by a number of easy, accessible public transit options including Petaluma Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Sonoma County Transit bus services, and the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail line.

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The Great Outdoors

Your motorhome rental in Petaluma brings you to an area with spectacular natural diversity. There is stand-up paddleboarding on the Petaluma River along with river cruises, canoeing, kayaking, and more. Many local shops offer equipment and boat rentals so you can partake in all that the river has to offer. Cycling is another way to explore the area and get some exercise as well. Walking and hiking trails range from strolling to strenuous and there’s something to suit people of all ages and abilities. Also near the Sonoma Mountain is the Fairfield Osborn Preserve, a nature reserve with a diversity of native flora and fauna.

Parks that are operated and maintained by the city are numerous and include Anna's Meadows, Paula Lane Open Space, Arroyo Park, Bond Park, Penry Park,  Cavanagh Landing, Petaluma Community Sports Fields, Center Park, Prince Park, Cherry Valley Park, Putnam Plaza, Country Club Open Space, RiverView, Del Oro Park, Rocky Memorial Dog Park, Denman Reach, Shollenberger Park, Eagle Park, Skate Park, Fox Hollow Park,  Southgate Park, Glenbrook Park, Steamer Landing, Grant Park, Sunrise Parkway, Helen Putnam Park, Sunset Park, Kenilworth Park, Tolay Lake Regional Park, LaTercera Park, Train Depot, Leghorns Park, Lucchesi Park, Walnut Park, Mannion Knoll, Westhaven Park, McDowell Meadows, Westridge Open Space, McDowell Park, Wickersham Park, McNear Park, Wiseman Airport Park, Meadow View, Miwok Park, and Oak Hill Park. These public green spaces are all open to you when you book an RV rental in Petaluma.

RV Parks

An easy place to park a rental RV in Petaluma, CA is at the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA. Sites include full hookups, WiFi, and cable. The campground features restrooms and showers, a snack bar, a community kitchen, a swimming pool with cabanas, a jumping pillow, a rock wall, a playground, a petting farm, a dog park, recreational facilities, bike rentals, and planned activities.

Another place to stay when you rent a motorhome in Petaluma is the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds. Sites include full hookups with electric, water, and sewer. The grounds are nicely maintained and the fairgrounds are easy to find and easy to navigate. This is a kid-, family-, and pet-friendly spot and all are welcome to stay and play.

For a primitive but beautiful back-to-nature experience, take your RV rental near Petaluma to the Spring Lake Regional Park Campgrounds. There are no hookups available but the campground offers potable water, flush toilets and showers, electrical outlets in restrooms, and a dump station. The park itself boasts over 10 miles of trails, fishing, swimming, boating, and an Environmental Discovery Center.

Exploring the City

You may want to time your Petaluma, CA RV rental vacation to coincide with one or more of the special events that this city celebrates every year. There is certain to be something that appeals to you and your travel companions. Some of the things that you can plan to do, see, and visit include Antique Faires, a Home Brewer’s Competition, Butter and Egg Days, the Art & Garden Festival, the Button & Raffle Fundraiser, a sidewalk sale, a chili cook off, the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the Petaluma Music Festival, the Spoken Word Festival, El Dia de los Muertos Petaluma, and the World’s Ugliest Dog competition.

This was once an agricultural community and farms, ranches, and vineyards still dot the area. You may want to take your Petaluma RV rental by owner to visit the Marin French Cheese Company, Green String Farm. the Petaluma Creamery, McEvoy Ranch, Tara Firma Farms, McClelland's Dairy, Bellwether Farms, Sonoma Portworks, the Keller Estate Winery, the Kastania Vineyards, the Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, and the Azari Winery and Vineyard.

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