I know what
you may be thinking, how could one possibly want a vacation away from
California? Believe it or not, San Francisco is home to some serious hustle and
bustle when it comes to big business. Even though they have the Pacific Ocean
in their back yard, it is hard to enjoy it and work at the same time. AVR has
an amazing journey that will keep all the bay area feel, without the crowds and
Francisco to Tomales Bay: A fresh spin on the
bay area with locally made cheese
Here (may have toll roads)
1 hour 32
minutes and 74.5 miles if starting from our San Francisco location
a weekend of eating fresh seafood, sampling locally made cheese, and kayaking
in a tranquil bay sounds like your kind of getaway, then head to Tomales Bay.
This area, just north of the Point Reyes National Seashore, refers to the
15-mile stretch of watery inlet separating Point Reyes Peninsula from mainland
Marin County. It also happens to be home to many dairy and oyster farms, as
well as scenic parks and natural vistas.
off your weekend in Tomales Bay with an outdoor activity or two, like watching
elk in the Tule Elk Preserve, hiking to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, or kayaking
in Tomales Bay. After you’ve worked up an appetite, eat your way through the
area’s specialties, oysters and cheese, with a stop at the Cowgirl
Creamery cheese shop in Point Reyes Station, oysters at Hog Island
Seafood in Marshall, and a locavore dinner at Saltwater
Oyster Depot in Inverness. Locals know: For oysters to go, no-frills Tomales
Bay Oyster Co. is the best in the bay.
Reyes Station is where all the action is, but we prefer to cozy up in a
bay-side Airbnb, like Enchanting Garden Getaway in the tranquil town of
Inverness on the west side of Tomales Bay. For a truly unique experience, try
to get a reservation at one of the hotels by the Olema Group. In Inverness is
the quirky yet cozy Manka’s Inverness Lodge (think: tree branches as decor,
dark 1900s-style fireplaces, plush beds with Pendleton blankets, and in-room
bathrooms that include an outdoor shower surrounded by redwoods). Ten minutes
to the south in Olema is Druid’s
Hall, whose rustic-yet-clean rooms are located in a historic building
that was once a meeting space for the United Ancient Order of Druids. Due to
COVID, it is currently accepting limited reservations by phone at 415-663-1034.
is constantly bringing our valued customers new and exciting journeys that are
guaranteed to make lasting memories. Let AVR help your family make those new
memories safely this year and do travel the AVR way. AVR, because the
journey should be just as fun as the destination.