Much like the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this hike up Mount Burdell in Novato has an option that’s “just right” for you. Whatever distance you opt for, you’ll be rewarded with outstanding vistas, lush grasslands, impressive forests, and tranquil trail rambling.
Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the diverse public lands. Though some of these areas can get crowded on weekends, there are also plenty of trails that are comparatively less traveled. Here are a few of our favorites.
There's no better way to cap off an active day of hiking in the headlands, perusing Point Reyes, or exploring Mt. Tamalpais than an artisan pizza paired with a glass of vino or a craft brew. Marin's best pizzerias tout the region's abundance of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and feature laid-back, family-friendly dining environments that reflect the county's small town charms.
Bobby Lazoff isn’t shy about sharing stories. He’s just as likely to drop a casual reference to his inclusion in Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (“I'm not in it by name, but I'm the guy with the BMW”) as he is to rattle off the many musicians that have crossed his path over almost seven decades. (He counts The Grateful Dead among his personal friends, and has a tattoo on his right arm that was inked at Janis Joplin’s house).
Just over an hour's drive from San Francisco lies Point Reyes, one of the most beautiful spots on the West Coast. It's probably on your radar and maybe even at the top of your bucket list. With the holiday weekend coming up (January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day), it's a great time to make that short drive and explore this local treasure.
Exhausted after a long day at work? Not only do these uber-hip services save you precious time and energy, but they'll also leave you satisfied and radiating health and wellness. Plus, they're easy on the wallet.
We all remember how much fun we had exploring the neighborhood on bikes as kids. What's stopping you from enjoying the same thrill around the Bay Area now? Even if you haven't been to a SoulCycle class—let alone hopped on an actual bike—in months, you'll find a ride on this list that is just your speed.
Marin may be one of the more expensive counties in the Bay Area, but that doesn't mean there aren't mouth-watering eats to be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
Head to Tiburon and Belvedere for unparalleled views, quaint shops, and delicious restaurants. Plus, just a quick ferry ride away is Angel Island with plenty of trails for hiking and biking.