On the north side of the Golden Gate, Marin County is a “banana belt,” sunny and warm all summer when San Francisco
is socked in with fog. It’s nice to get away for a couple of quiet days in Marin’s small, seaside towns. Sausalito tumbles down steep, forested hillsides to the edge of the bay. Sophisticated shops, sea-view restaurants, and marinas lined with yachts and funky houseboats share postcard views of the San Francisco skyline. A residential community of vintage mansions and luxury condos, Tiburon occupies a spectacular peninsula surrounded by the quiet waters of Richardson Bay, where kayakers paddle and sailboarders fly about. Raccoon Straits, a narrow, windswept channel carefully navigated by sailboats and ferries, runs between Tiburon and Angel Island, which is a state park. Shopping, walks in the salty air, and fine dining are primary activities on this trip, with a Mount Tamalpais side trip on the way home. Highlights include: sea views, waterfront cafes, hilltop walks, wildlife sanctuaries, an island idyll, and boutique shopping. The detailed itinerary in this chapter is a driving tour that features extensive recommendations for sightseeing attractions, recreational activities, lodging, restaurants, shopping, and more.
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Quick Escapes: San Francisco Guide Book