About halfway up Tomales Bay, California’s largest unspoiled coastal embayment, Hog Island is well-known among food lovers for its oysters, but the briny bivalves are certainly an acquired taste. Luckily, there is also cheese to be had in the area.
Does anything epitomize the American independent spirit like a road trip? We think not. Plus, if you feel like getting out of town on Fourth of July but don’t yet have plans, it’s not likely you’ll get a hotel room at this point. So hop in the car, head over the Golden Gate and follow all or part of our Marin coast itinerary: from funky hippie parade to gourmet picnic to an expensive, but luxuriously relaxing, view of the SF fireworks.
Planning on winding your way to Stinson Beach this weekend to take advantage of the warm weather? Bring your floaties. They’re predicting huge swells at Marin beaches, the result of a storm coming our way from Japan. Not the best for casual swimming, but it could make for an extremely exciting Mavericks competition, which kicks off...TBD. It's still too close to call.