Mt. Tam is a majestic place during the day, but it's equally marvelous at night away from the city lights. Instead of holing up in a dark movie theater watching Gravity (overrated, I must say, even in 3D), experience space for real with an evening astronomy talk at the super cool and crumbling Mountain Theater.
Need something to do this weekend while everyone else is drinking $9 tall cans at Treasure Island Music Festival? You too, can get out of the city. Just take a brisk drive over the Golden Gate or a ferry ride to see what's happening in Marin.
Take a detour to this suburban oasis of style.
San Francisco locals and tourists alike flock to Super Duper Burger for its fast food-style burgers, fries, and shakes made with fresh, organic ingredients. An outdated Jack in the Box from the 1970s got an updated (yet still retro-inspired) renovation and became the newest Super Duper addition, expanding the burger chain to Marin County.
As usual, the lineup for this year's Mill Valley Film Festival is a cinematic feast for Bay Area cinephiles that lasts from October 3 to the 13th. From festival favorites to local up-and-coming filmmakers, the festival has a lot to choose from and if you can watch all films, then you probably manage your time better than me. If you aren't able to binge on all the movies, then here are 12 must-sees.