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 😉
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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Recently a group of us went to Tomales Bay and spent the afternoon soaking up the sun and shucking oysters. If you haven’t done this before, I highly recommend it because with the right company and weather, it can be a perfect day!
(Mo and Kerry lift up the first bag of 50 oysters we started shucking)
(It is important to keep the oysters cold and on ice before you shuck them)
(It is easy to do, just drive the shucking knife into the opening of the shell and pop it open)
(It’s probably a good idea to wear gloves but they don’t call me “danger” for nothing!)
(My favorite way to eat them is raw with a squeeze of lemon juice)
(We shucked the oysters and set them on ice for people to grab as they socialized)
(Sipping mimosas throughout the morning was a delicious compliment to the oysters!)
(The oysters were so delicious that I had to use my trick fork to steal from my fellow shuckers. Mo clearly questions my motives)
(At the end of the day, a baby oyster was all that remained)
If you are interested in spending a day out with your friends, click here and try out the Tomales Bay Oyster Company!