One fun thing in the San Francisco bay area is to explore the smaller towns throughout this region. Many of these towns are 'bedroom' communities which you may not hear to much about. It is the local people of each community which create the personality of each town. Each of these communities have their own festivities and celebrations. Not long ago I was able to explore the north bay community, Tiburon.
It is surprising that Tiburon is not as well known as its neighbor, Sausalito. Yet, it is a place where you may enjoy the incredible views of the city of San Francisco and the bay. It is fun to step into their neighborhood and explore how they celebrate in their neighborhoods.
Tiburon ~ I became familiar with this town as a place to catch the ferry over to Angel Island to go hiking. While you are waiting, you may get a great cup of coffee at Caffe Acri. There are two ways of getting to Tiburon, by car or by some type of water vessel.
Think how fun it is to pull up in your sail boat at the dock and then go have a delicious lunch or dinner. Or, if you don't own a sail boat, catch a ferry, and get away from the city for a day.
I happen to be able to explore during Tiburon's Friday Nights on Main. They also have an Art Festival on August 28-29. Main Street is blocked off and there is music and family friendly activities available to everyone.
We had dinner & drinks at the well known Sam's Anchor Cafe. I had the sauteed garlic prawns which was delicious. (Excuse me, I didn't get a picture of the my entree. I suppose I was just too hungry at this point!) Sam's Burger is great for lunch. And, don't forget about their drinks. A tour professional colleague recommended their ramoz fizz.
A recommendation is to stay a day or two at a favorite hotel, the Waters Edge Hotel. It is managed by the familiar Joie De Vivre management group.
Other things you will find around town and in the area are:
- Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum
- Wine tasting at Windsor Vineyards which is in downtown Tiburon (of course I naturally found a place for wine tasting)
- Hiking at Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve (remember you may go also over to Angel Island for hiking, biking, and segway tours)
I don't know ~ is it best to live IN San Francisco or with a view of San Francisco? Where would you live? Tell us?
Condos with a million dollar view!
Just another one of those fun trips ~ it is fun to get out of your own neighborhood.
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