Collected by Danielle Walsh, AFAR Contributor
Point Reyes Lighthouse, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
I practically got "blown away" at the Point Reyes Lighthouse because it was so incredibly windy the day I visited. In fact, this is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place in North America, making it very dangerous...
10905 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
Tipped off by a colleague that lives around the corner from Point Reyes Station, I headed to lunch here on a Saturday to find fuel for a big hike in Tomales Bay. I take the phrase I'm about to write quite seriously, but the beef burger I had here...
80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
This is another place I immediately return to when I'm in the Bay Area. It's a cheese lover's temple! I loved this salad pictured that I had. It was also my first picture of San Francisco! I must say that the Mount Tam is one of my favourite...
19225 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
North of the little town of Point Reyes Station, the Marshall Store sits on the banks of Tomales Bay. I've been coming here for years after hiking or horseback riding or walking on the beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. The place is super...
Inverness, CA, USA
Explore the natural beauty of West Marin, with plenty of small towns to explore. At Point Reyes Station, stop at the CowGirl Creamery to grab a picnic lunch while exploring the small shops, or head to Point Reyes National Seashore. Later stop in...
Chimney Rock Trail, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
Chimney Rock's 1.8 mile trail offers stunning views of the Pacific, Drake's Bay, and 500 foot cliffs plunging into the ocean. The hike's namesake rock formation, Chimney Rock, located at trail's end, juts out into the water where Bay meets...
19225 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
Oysters with a spectacular view. They have clam chowder and usually another soup too. Oysters come raw, barbecued, or a few other ways. Just a little over an hour drive north of San Francisco. About 10 miles south lies Point Reyes Station were you...
60 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
A fun local diner in the heart of Point Reyes station. Serves great local style food, organic and locally sourced along with some wonderful fresh seafood from the area. Find a seat outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sunshine at Point Reyes
Hearts Desire, California 94937, USA
The Point Reyes seashore is a place that calls to me on a regular basis, and understandably so. It satisfies many a craving in one fell swoop - there's a lighthouse, oysters at hand, iced coffees at Toby's, great cheese at Cowgirl...and all it...
7510 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd, Novato, CA 94947, USA
There are several cheese makers and farms located all over Marin County in Northern California. During the end of March, there's a weekend long cheese tasting festival to celebrate all things cheese. Save your money and create your own cheese tour...
621 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952, USA
Cheese trail from Sonoma to Marin counties - the region of West Sonoma and Marin county is filled with amazing cow and creameries that are open to the public or by guided tour. Attached is a photo highlight and details of places to visit along the...
14415 Shoreline Hwy, Valley Ford, CA 94972, USA
A tip from our friends at Acorn Winery during Winter Wine Road in Sonoma Valley brought us to this spot. The decor, service and food was a perfect blend of casual meets professionalism. Oysters with jalepeno minonette, perfect fish tacos in a...
Manhattan, NY 10036, USA
Summed up by the phrase, 'the city that never sleeps,' New York is electric no matter the time of day. There is always a constant buzz in the background, kind of like the hiss you once heard between songs on your favorite cassette tapes. At any...
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