Winter rains have left Marin’s grassy hills a brilliant emerald green, a paradise for happy herds of grazing Jersey, Guernsey and Holstein cows who produce some of the finest milk in the country. Tucked here and there in this bucolic landscape, several cheese factories use the rich, creamy milk to craft a pungent assortment of award-winning artisan cheeses. To the delight of fromage aficionados, several producers offer free tours and samples at their retail shops and tasting rooms—a perfect excuse for a tasty road trip.
Whether you're looking for a recreational spin or a serious workout, trying to get a good, long bike ride within San Francisco city limits can be a challenge. Here are five long rides that can started in the city, but will take you to new heights and destinations.
The first time I became aware of a place called Sausalito was 25 years ago when Pepperidge Farm came out with a macadamia-chocolate chunk cookie named after the city. I never imagined that I’d eventually live in San Francisco, 10 minutes' drive away from that mythic place, which means 10 minutes away from warm summer days, 10 minutes away from paddle boarding on calm waters, 10 minutes away from the loveliest of lemon mousses, 10 minutes away from my favorite design shop, 10 minutes away from an invigorating morning jog to the ocean.
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According to our iPhones, San Francisco is supposed to get a brief reprieve from the rain this week, and temperatures may even get into the high 60s. Treat yourself to a little sunshine after the storm on one of these gorgeous Marin hikes. Champagne optional, but recommended.
In a special case of coming full circle, Robin Williams, who got his start as the adorable rainbow-suspendered alien in Mork & Mindy, and who took full advantage of his celebrity to bring LGBT characters to the big screen (The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire), now posthumously lends his name to the iconic rainbow tunnel that connects the Golden Gate Bridgewith his native Marin.
Whether you live north of the Golden Gate Bridge or are just looking to get out of the city, consider scoping out the creative communities of Marin and Wine Country. In addition to being home to some of our favorite hikes, there's plenty happening here, from art exhibits to food festivals. Here are five fun things you should check out this month.
In another case of "why we can't have nice things," the iconic shipwrecked fishing boat in Point Reyes— we're sure you recognize it from Instagram—was severely damaged by a fire on Tuesday morning, likely due to the shot of an unidentified amateur photographer.
Not only is El Niño filling our reservoirs, it’s producing spectacular water displays all over California. One of the most accessible waterfalls in the Bay Area is an easy and scenic hike from downtown Mill Valley to Cascade Falls Park.