I know this site focuses solely on Marin, but when there’s something that lots of us love doing, and we can’t do it in Marin but can do it just outside Marin, I include information about it here. Bowling is such a thing. The place I’ve found to bowl that’s just over the county line is Boulevard Lanes, Petaluma.
This bowling alley is very large, well maintained, lots of parking, and super easy to get to off of 101. And, it’s off of the southernmost Petaluma exit, which is just 7 minutes north of Novato, so a very easy drive from pretty much anywhere in Central and Southern Marin.
There are several fun and affordable bowling offers going on right now. The first is “Extreme Bowling” on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 – 11 p.m., which is black-light bowling with the regular lights turned off, and neon lane-lights and colored ceiling rotating lights turned on, and rock music playing. It creates a fun and slightly more edgy atmosphere, and is just $15/person for two hours of unlimited bowling.
They’ve also got an amazing free bowling offer for kids 16 years old and younger this summer, where if you go to the website freebowling.amf.com and sign up, they’ll email you coupons for 2 free games, per day, per child. Now that’s a great deal!
Where: 1100 Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma, CA 94952 (map)
- Mon – Thurs 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
- Fri: Noon – 1:00 a.m.
- Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
- Sun: Noon – Midnight