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Your Guide to Downtown Tiburon

January 22nd, 2020 Explore
Your Guide to Downtown Tiburon

Enjoy an authentic Bay Area experience in the small, idyllic town of Tiburon. Reaching south into the San Francisco Bay, this jewel of Marin County has been thriving for more than 200 years. Tiburon’s enchanting downtown is located on the southern end of Tiburon Boulevard. From the best of boutique Bay Area shopping to dining options, picturesque parks to historic sites, and world-class wine shops to convenient ferry access to explore further, our guide to downtown Tiburon will direct you to the best our little hideaway has to offer.

Eat

Eat and drink your way through downtown with farm-to-table cuisine, fresh seafood, and waterfront views. Downtown Tiburon is home to a number of ambitious, creative, and chic restaurants. Find homestyle Italian fare at Main Street’s Don Antonio Trattoria and Servino Ristorante Italiano, fresh catch at Salt & Pepper, Luna Blu, and Sam’s Anchor Café, Mexican eats at Lola’s Taqueria, and Cali-inspired cuisine at Tiburon Tavern. Tiburon Tavern uses locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients to curate a creative menu to be savored from their beautiful outdoor patio or cozy dining area. Join Tiburon Tavern at The Lodge at Tiburon for their special Valentine’s Day menu and weekday Happy Hour specials to save on select beer, wine, spirits, and small plates.

Drink

Located just south of Napa and Sonoma counties, Tiburon has access to some of the greatest wines in the world and charming places to experience them all. Taste, drink, or grab a bottle of wine to go at Tiburon Wine. Proprietor Jerry Horn is beloved by the community and visitors alike, curating an esoteric collection including locally produced varietals from Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Find Tiburon Wine in the Ark Row Shopping Center. Musette Atelier is one of the newest ventures to make its home on Main Street. Husband and wife team Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan married their love of art and wine to create an innovative experience. Curated cuisine and wines are paired alongside works of art, mixing global and local influences to create a museum store and wine café-like gathering space. Stay up to date with Musette Atelier for their next event and new editions yet to come.

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Shoreline Park

This stretch of grassy area along the waterfront just east of downtown has walking paths, benches to enjoy a picnic, and panoramic views of Angel Island, the San Francisco skyline, and Golden Gate Bridge. Watch sailboats traversing the bay and soak up the vibes of this picturesque park before exploring further. A walk east through Shoreline Park will bring you to the Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum, Elephant Rock, and Lyford’s Stone Tower. Get a glimpse into the rich railroad and maritime history of Tiburon on a guided tour at the Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum. Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built in the 1930s, Tiburon was a main port town. Trains would offload their cargo to ferries destined to San Francisco. See artifacts, a model scale of Tiburon’s landscapes, buildings, trains, and boats c. 1900 to 1910 on a free tour within the 1886 building that once served as the railroad station house.

Ferry Access

Only miles from San Francisco, Tiburon makes traveling to the city easier than ever with a 30-minute jaunt on the bay. Visit Tiburon’s ferry terminal in downtown to board the Blue and Gold ferry to Pier 41 in San Francisco. Spend the day on Angel Island via the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry. The short excursion delivers you to the state park for a day of hiking, sightseeing, and excursions around the history rich island. Visit the ferry’s respective websites for more information, including ticket prices, schedules, and on-board amenities. 

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Shopping Along Main Street

Tiburon’s Main Street contains a hub of commercial activity. From the specialty shops of Ark Row to the boutique stores lining the street, everything from clothing, spices, gourmet candy, and jewelry can be found along Tiburon’s quaint Main Street. Just before Tiburon Boulevard, you’ll find Jennifer Madden and Jeffrey Reed’s iconic fountain sculpture ‘Coming About’. The five steel panels are rumored to depict a shark’s dorsal fin (Tiburon means ‘shark’ in Spanish), but were in truth designed to represent boat sails. The sails slowly rotate, capturing the wind and reflecting the light of the sun.

Let The Lodge at Tiburon serve as your home base as you explore downtown Tiburon. Take advantage of our best available rates and special offers when you book direct with The Lodge at Tiburon, a Bay Area hotel known for its rustic charm, well appointed guest rooms and suites, and prime location only steps from Main Street and the ferry terminal.

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