Affluent bedroom communities and humble houseboat colonies, deeply rooted farmers and ranchers and cosmopolitan connoisseurs of sleek eateries and bars all provide Marin County, San Francisco’s near northern neighbor just across the Golden Gate Bridge, its character. The wind-whipped beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore, the hiking and cycling on Mount Tamalpais (“Mt. Tam’’) and the serene redwoods of Muir Woods offer a wide range of options.
The pretty town of Sausalito spills down the hillside to Bridgeway, Sausalito’s main street, with its fine dining, galleries, shopping, strolling, and picture-perfect views of San Francisco. Across Richardson Bay, Tiburon, with its classic Main Street and central waterfront location is an ideal spot to refresh along the Bay.