events like live music shows and a farmers’ market are
held here weekly.
13CHINA CAMP Named after an 1880s-era Chinese shrimping village, the park offers hiking, biking
and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome.
14SAMUEL P. TAYLOR PARK This enormous red- wood-filled park (it covers about 2,700 acres) is
home to quaint campsites and myriad hiking trails.
15 RANCHO NICASIO You’ll want to check the schedule of this nearly 75-year-old saloon —
a popular Sunday drive destination — for live music
16HOG ISLAND OYSTER CO. If you’re craving oys- ters, this is your place. Five dollars arms you with
all the tools you’ll need: shucking knife, glove, lemons
and hot sauce. Cash only.
17POINT REYES STATION This unincorporated town of fewer than 500 has a place where you can
shop, eat, do yoga and get livestock feed all in one spot —
18POINT REYES LIGHTHOUSE Bring all the yum- my provisions you scooped up at Point Reyes
Station and make a day of it by visiting the lighthouse.
19POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE If you get here and feel like you’ve walked to the
edge of the earth, you’re kind of right — the peninsula lies on a different tectonic plate than the rest of
20STINSON BEACH The ultimate Marin beach: it’s andy, not rocky, has real bathrooms with showers and lots of really good food nearby.
21BOLINAS RIDGE Offering unobstructed views of the infamous San Andreas Fault, this attractive bike trail also often appears in car commercials. Get
ready for feelings of déjà vu.
22MOUNT TAMALPAIS SUMMIT About 2,500 feet above Marin, at the top of the East Peak, you’ll
find a visitor center (open weekends). The parking lot is
open every day.
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about hiking, biking, paddleboarding, shopping and
11MARIN COUNTY CIVIC CENTER Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and recently nominated to
be a World Heritage site, the center also serves as a performance venue.
12MARIN COUNTRY MART In addition to the fun shopping and food options, outdoor community