POINT REYES AREA
Collected by Annette Garcia Kerslake
Drakes Bay, California, USA
A lot of people are aware of Hog Island in Tomales Bay, but just a few minutes down the road is Drake's Bay which also offers fresh oysters on the cheap. It may not have as many tables and areas to eat, but it also doesn't have the crowds and you...
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...
3611 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465, USA
When I venture in or near the little town of Occidental Howard's Station Cafe is my favorite place to visit. Either to grab a coffee or smoothie for the road or to sit and linger over a great simple local meal. Bring cash and know they close their...
Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
Sebastopol is the meeting place of two trails. The Joe Rodota trail connects Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, is paved, and a smooth flat ride. I enjoy this trail by bike in the spring when it is bordered by yellow mustard fields. The second trail is...
3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
Cruising along the winding roads that meander though the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, there are myriad wineries that will entice any thirsty traveler. One particular standout is Lynmar Estate, which produces excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay...
9113 Graton Rd, Graton, CA 95444, USA
It is easy to miss this hidden gem in the sleepy town of Graton. But it is a must to seek out if you are spending any time in Sonoma County. The menu mixes seasonal ingredients with an Asian/French/Mediterranean point-of-view. It is small plate...
81 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
If your wine country excursions bring you into Sebastopol and you need a little jolt - because the drive is a touch longer here than to Napa - stop by Hardcore Espresso right along the highway. It's a "we're all in this together" shop and coffee...