Eventbrite had this fun idea to create a guide of all of the best spots in your area to go during the Fall months. Since we both love to get out and explore the Bay Area we thought this would be a lot of fun for us to share with you all! I live in San Rafael and Brittany lives in San Francisco and there are SO MANY things to do in our areas. One of the best things is to go out and explore Pt. Reyes because you can get out of the city and into nature. There are a lot of great restaurants to visit too. Here is our 24 hour guide to Pt. Reyes, California.
Breakfast: Station House Cafe. House made granola, enough said! This is a very popular spot so get here and grab your coffee early!
Afternoon Hike: Abbott’s Lagoon. A very easy 2 mile hike with quite the reward. You’ll work up a small appetite, which you will need for what we have planned next!
Late Afternoon Snack: Cowgirl Creamery. World famous cheese, yes please! Grab the cheese plate and a juice to hold you over until dinner. If you are really hungry, grab a small sandwich. Mt Tam is the best tasting cheese so make sure you get a bite.
Sunset: Catch the early sunset at Pt. Reyes Lighthouse. An unbelievable area to park your car, take in the coast and watch the sunset from one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay Area.
Dinner: Saltwater. Ok, so this is in Tomales Bay but the extra 5 minute drive is totally worth it. Even if you don’t like oysters there is something here for you. When my fiancee and I went to Pt Reyes a few months ago we went to Saltwater two nights in a row! Check out my review here. It is one of my favorite restaurants ever. The ambiance is INCREDIBLE, the food is STUPENDOUS, and the restaurant is fairly small so make reservations. 🙂
There you have it, the PERFECT day in Pt. Reyes. Soak up the last bits of sunshine because the rain is going to be here before you know it. Thanks to Evenbrite for this awesome concept! If you are ever planning an event in the future their event management software will help save you from all of those planning headaches! Maybe you could even plan a 24 hour tour of your own 😉
I love to eat. I’m kind of a picky eater, I generally won’t try things that look squishy, slimy, or different. So, you can imagine it took years for me to try an oyster and they’re actually pretty good. But Saltwater has this magical mixture made of shallots, garlic, champagne vinegar, and lemon juice that adds something special to the already tasty oyster. I wanted to do a mini-review of the restaurant that focuses more on the ambience than the food itself.
(First off, they change their menu daily! We went two days in a row and had amazing meals both times)
(A mini patio is lit with Edison bulbs in antique looking wired frames)
(The restaurant itself is in a home restored to serve as a dining area complete with a porch)
(It is dimly lit with dozens of tea lights)
Quaint places like this are my favorite and in the city we certainly don’t have a shortage! But some of the best places are tucked away not so far from home.
While in Pt. Reyes, Nick and I took in the sunset. While I was sifting through our photos I noticed we captured the natural movement and really loved the way they looked side by side. I hope you do too.
(Light peaks out from behind the clouds)
The sun disappeared and reappeared throughout the sunset itself, it was something I had never seen before!
This weekend we spent a day enjoying the beautiful Tomales Bay. Luckily, the weather was perfect as we kayaked and took in the marvelous views. If you’re a fan of oysters you should take a visit to this tiny town and enjoy nature, wines, and famous Cowgirl Creamery.
(The fog can roll in without any notice but I do love the way that looks too)
(We took to the ocean to see what we could make of the sunset)
(Elephant Seals joined us on the sand)
(Pieces of birchwood that Nick wouldn’t let me take home)
(Yup, it was cold but those are my favorite kinds of beaches. The most beautiful ones I have seen are in the Pacific Northwest)
(From Elephant Seals on the beach to cows in the valley)
A beautiful end to a great day!
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