Streaming out of the city like the tide under the Golden Gate Bridge, day-trippers escape into Marin County. Within an hour’s drive are Pacific beaches
, shady roads for bike rides, and footpaths beneath ancient redwood giants. The profile of 2,600-foot Mount Tamalpais, the “Sleeping Maiden,” lures mountain bikers and hikers into the canyons, forests, and meadows of Mount Tamalpais State Park. Scenic two-lane Panoramic Highway runs steeply over the mountain and down to Stinson beach
. For freeway-free getaways take a ferry from San Francisco
’s Embarcadero to Tiburon or Sausalito for a day in the sun when the city is socked in with fog. With shops, restaurants, and waterfront promenades, the two Mediterranean-style villages overlook San Francisco Bay and the quiet inlet of Richardson Bay. Miraculous double peninsulas that point jaggedly into the Pacific, Point Reyes National Seashore is one of the greatest coastal wilderness preserves in the world. The tiny towns of Inverness and Point Reyes Station are headquarters for provisions, meals, and lodgings near the national seashore. If your family craves oysters, head for Tomales Bay. The above description is an excerpt from "Fun With the Family in Northern California." Whether you're a first-time visitor or a long-time local resident, this chapter from the Fun With the Family Series will help you find fun and engaging activities that the entire family can enjoy at great destinations throughout the state, suitable for “kids” of all ages. This chapter includes Inverness/Point Reyes, Sausalito/Tiburon, and Stinson Beach/Bolinas.
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Fun With the Family Northern California Guide Book