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  • Barn Swallow Nests on Roof Overhang 4 more images

    by maryellen50 Updated Jun 27, 2006

    Bolinas Lagoon Preserve is located just 30 miles north of San Francisco on Highway One.
    I would make it a day trip from San Francisco as accommodations in the area are rather pricey ($150/night+).

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park
    • Birdwatching

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    by WanderingCouple Updated Apr 6, 2007

    Favorite thing: We love renting a small house during the summer. We would suggest you visit between April and October. Many international people live there during the summer season--they are fun, friendly, and interesting conversationalist. The small town is accessible by foot with simple pleasures such as good restuarants, quiet bars, bookstores, and novelty shops. We love the local beach--not always warm and sunny--but one good day is worth the risk. There is also a clothes optional beach nearby. Marin county offers nearby city life such as shopping and familiar restuarants, and San Rafeal is a great place for street fairs, art fairs, and careless summer evenings. If you prefer to avoid the city life, go to Mount Tam, John Muir wilderness area, and another cool beach town--Bolinas. An excellent central location without feeling the press of the city and its accompany traffic. Plan ahead and check with the local real estate ageny to get a week long rental cottage for 2 people--or 8!

    Fondest memory: We love the hot tub on the deck of the house we rented looking out to the ocean view! Lots of pretty flowers and vines surround the multi level homes and streets. Kids and dogs and burgers and ice cream too! Just very relaxing and quiet most weekdays, a little busy on weekends. Easy access to a million things to do in San Francisco or Marin County.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches

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