Friday, December 7, 2012

Northern California's Secret Oasis: West Marin Coast

Need a relaxing vacation?
Well we've got just the place for you! Just west of Marin, San Francisco's northern county, offers a beautiful coastline and mystical forests. Although Northern California may not be recognized for it's beaches, this is one area worth visiting. Take the whole family, make it a romantic getaway for two, or get together with friends, Marin coast will exceed your vacation expectations.

Point Reyes
Not just an adorable town by the water, Point Reyes National Park is just west and offers endless outdoor activities to satisfy the whole family. After checking out the museum, choose one of the many trails right there or head down the road for more options. Enjoy hiking through the forest, past meadows and creeks and out to the ocean cliffs and beaches. If you can't get yourself to leave, they offer a variety of campgrounds, some even on the beach.

Five Brooks Stable
Stables, horseback riding, guided trails, camping, picnicking, hiking, Five Brooks has it all. With wonderful panoramic scenery wherever you go, Five Brooks will leave you in awe. Go horseback riding through the forest, over creeks, and even on the beach. A peaceful environment and just enough excitement, this relaxing vacation will recharge you for whatever your week has in store. Take a break, you deserve it.

A quaint little mystery town just south of Point Reyes, Bolinas is right on the water and never crowded.  With a population rounding about 1,500 people and no signs to even direct off of Highway 1, Bolinas is mostly locals, which makes it a great place to visit. Check out some of the shops that make up this funky beach town. Hang at the beach, play tennis, stop by the museum, fish, rent a surfboard and give it a shot, the waves here are great for beginners. Don't forget try out some of their local fresh cuisine at the Bolinas Cafe.

This whole area is beautiful and endless, so go, explore, have fun and relax!