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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
It's hard to believe that I had lived in Marin for 13 years before learning about the Tourist Club on Mt. Tam. This past weekend my friends and I hiked from downtown Mill Valley, starting on the Dipsea Trail and following it to the Sun Trail,...
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80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
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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...
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1 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
The craggy-rock view from the top of the staircase out to the Point Reyes National Seashore looks just fine from the top. But you didn't drive all this way to stand at the top while everyone else descends to see the historic Point Reyes...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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14700 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
The Fork is a little-known gem at the Point Reyes Farmstead, just north of San Francisco. They're famous for their cheese (Original Blue, Bay Blue and Toma), but they also do monthly family-style dinners at their gorgeous new facility called The...
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A dear friend brought her favorite people here to join her on her favorite hike, now its one of my favorites too. We made the hour and a half drive north from San Francisco with the smell of eucalyptus and view of cows grazing on the rolling green...
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1 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
On beautiful Drakes Bay, the beach is wonderful on a nice sunny day. And it's quite a treat to have access to pretty good food, out of the wind and with a great view from this cafe.
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11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
Toby's Feed Barn in the heart of Point Reyes Station has been a general store and operating feed barn since 1942. Organic and fresh local goods are on hand as well as a yoga studio, community garden and one fabulous little coffee bar. Start your...
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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
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Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
Taking the Bear Valley Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore is an easy loop going through gorgeous meadows, redwood groves with streams skirting the middle and a climb through a small canyon before you see this expansive view of cliffs and sandy...
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11925 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
When we found this place, we just had to check it out! I've never tasted mead before and this was the first meadery I've heard of. There isn't a sign outside the building, just an address and you drive through a gate to park in front of an old...
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Willow Creek Rd, California, USA
Pomo Canyon Hike goes through redwoods, over wind swept coastal hills. and lands you at ocean waves. The beauty and challenge of this hike is that you must hike up to be rewarded with gorgeous views. The most challenging part is near the start as...
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140 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472, USA
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This treasure of a bakery is in a town called Freestone (near Sebastopol) and off a road called the Bohemian Highway, meaning that this is already as California as it gets and an absolute must-see for anyone exploring the coast of the Golden...
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23240 California 1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
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Since I’m still relatively new to San Francisco, I’m still discovering all of the amazing places just outside of the city. Every weekend I try to hop in a car and explore. My latest discovery is Nick’s Cove, a restaurant and cottages located in a...
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17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446, USA
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville offers easy one-mile hikes and strenuous nine-miles climbs. No matter which you choose, the scenery is spectacular. Look for Parson Jones, the tallest tree in the grove, which measures more...
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is Muir Woods National Monument, a 554-acre park; old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world, cover 295 of those acres. Peaceful and lush, the forest is ideal for simply communing with...
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CA-1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA
Many car commercials have been filmed along this stretch of the iconic California road. The hairpin turns and switchbacks make it a wild ride for some, but the views to the west (the ocean) and the east (Northern California's inimitable green...
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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...
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Nicasio Reservoir, California 94946, USA
Start the day off right in Point Reyes Station with coffee and a scone at the Bovine Bakery. There's loads of bicycle parking in the park to the right of the bakery and cyclists come in from every direction, to fuel up at this same intersection....
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19225 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
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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...
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Tomales Bay, California, USA
Tomales is a town nestled into a narrow, less accessible stip of highway 1 north of Nick's Cove. I came upon this church bordering the edge of town and a wind swept peninsula.
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1326 2nd St, Los Osos, CA 93402, USA
Los Osos is a tiny town right next to Morro Bay on California's central coast. If you're passing by, Good Tides is a great place to stop for a bite of fresh, local and organic food. She also has coffee and pastries. Good Tides is run from the back...