It’s less than 60 miles away, but no place this close feels further from San Francisco than Inverness, the tiny town near Point Reyes National Seashore.
Hike Mount Vision, where from the trail you can make out Mount Tam, Drake’s Estero, the curving hills leading to Tomales Bay, and a distant Mount Helena.
Eat at Drake’s Beach Cafe. As the sun lowers to the waves, this rustic park cafe transforms itself completely on Friday and Saturday nights from a burger and fry joint to an elegant, yet cozy beachside bistro serving up dishes for true gourmands.
Stay at the Blackthorne Inn, a giant tree house built high in the canopy of oaks and surrounded by an enormous 3500-square-foot deck.