Californa A hop, skip, and a jump from San Francisco and a scenic highway drive from Napa, the historic hamlet of Tiburon serves as the perfect launching point for all of your Northern California adventures. Peruse Tiburon's "Ark Row" with its boutiques, galleries, and waterfront restaurants, or go off-grid and explore the hills and valleys that make Marin County so incredible.
Napa (44.5 mi)
With nearly 38,000 acres of Napa County’s 485,000 acres planted with grapes, Napa Valley is the most densely concentrated winery region in the world. Visitors will see plenty of picturesque rolling hills and vast stretches of vineyards. With a focus on daytime activities, downtown Napa features a myriad of gourmet restaurants, designer outlets, and upscale attractions such as The Culinary Institute of America at Copia and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Napa is one of the wine country’s most visited cities and is an extremely popular vacation destination during the warm summer months.
Oracle Park (18.5 mi)
Oracle Park Oracle Park is home to the MLB San Francisco Giants and offers one of the country’s best baseball park experiences.
Calistoga (66.3 mi)
Located on the northern tip of the Napa Valley, this historic hot springs destination is full of unique shops, fine restaurants, art galleries, museums, wineries, and hot springs spas. Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is accommodating to visitors of all ages.
Saint Helena (60.8 mi)
Saint Helena is a quaint town in the middle of the Napa Valley. Saint Helena features gourmet dining and a wide selection of wine-tasting opportunities. Set amongst the scenic hills of Napa Valley, Saint Helena has a Friday Farmers Market and dozens of exciting attractions.
Yountville (51.6 mi)
The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of ‘Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley’. From French, Italian, Pacific Rim, Bistro, and California Cuisine to down-home comfort food, an array of fine dining and unmatched ambiance is waiting to be discovered in Yountville.
Oakville/Rutherford (54.8 mi)
Located in the middle of the Napa Valley wine region, the towns of Rutherford and Oakville offer some of Napa’s most scenic fields and meadows. Many consider Rutherford and Oakville the best places in the world to grow cabernet grapes. Bottomland soils of Rutherford and nearby “Oakville dust” are credited with providing the perfect conditions to grow these popular grapes.
Sonoma (36 mi)
Sonoma Valley maintains a much more small-town ambiance than Napa Valley. Sonoma County has over 400 wineries that include names such as Kenwood, Ravenswood, Sebastiani, Domaine Carneros, and Chateau St. Jean. The wineries in Sonoma are often small and family-owned, with a laid-back country atmosphere. From the beautiful Town Square shopping region, with Sebastiani Theatre Building constructed in 1933, to the Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma is steeped in California history.
The Indian Valley Golf Club (25.6 mi)
The Indian Valley Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole golf course that is open to the public and is perfect for corporate events, tournaments, and golfers of all skill levels.
McInnis Park Golf Center (14 mi)
Located in San Rafael, McInnis is one of Marin’s finest places to play. McInnis Park Golf Center features dining, a Golf Learning Center, a 9-Hole Course, and Family Fun Center.
Mill Valley Golf Course (6.2 mi)
Mill Valley Golf Course’s beautiful redwood trees make for a scenic and much sought-after golfing experience. Its nine holes provide a challenge for novice and skilled golfers alike. It is a challenging course with ditches in play on the fairways and trees throughout the course. Additional tees can be used when playing an 18-hole round.
Peacock Gap Golf & Country Club (14.4 mi)
The 6,359-yard course has plenty of water and scenic fairways lined with trees to challenge golfers of all skill and experience levels. Semi-private but public play accepted.
San Geronimo Valley Golf Course (17.5 mi)
The San Geronimo Valley Golf Course is a world-class 18-hole course that is open to the public seven days a week.
Gleneagles Golf Course (21.1 mi)
Located in McLaren Park, this challenging par 36 course was designed by John Fleming and opened in 1962. The 3,195 yard-long course is a hidden jewel with beautiful vistas located in the far southern part of the city. This nine-hole course can be played as 18 holes from different tee and pin locations that challenges even the most astute golfer. The course is moderate to heavily forested and located on rolling and sometimes steep hills.
Presidio Golf Course (14.6)
Centrally located just minutes from downtown San Francisco, the 18-hole course makes for 6,500 yards of challenging golf. It winds through beautiful eucalyptus and Monterey pine trees in the city’s trademark hills.
Angel Island (0.2 mi)
This gem of the California State Park system offers panoramic vistas of the entire San Francisco Bay. Sightseers will enjoy picture-postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, Marin, and Mt. Tamalpais. A clear day on the island is referred to as a “five bridge day”, when hikers can view the Golden Gate, Bay, Richmond/San Rafael, San Mateo, and Dumbarton bridges from the top of Mt. Livermore. Visitors will also enjoy hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and tram tours. Take the 10-minute ferry ride to the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay”. The ferry terminal is just two blocks from the hotel. The last family-owned ferry and sightseeing service in San Francisco Bay, in operation since 1959, has a ferry leaving approximately every hour. Call for exact schedule.
Muir Woods (9.6 mi)
The National Monument preserves the last old growth coast redwood forest in the San Francisco Bay Area. The forest supports a surprising abundance of plant and animal life, from the coast redwood (the tallest type of tree on Earth), to delicate trilliums. Marked paths show interpretive displays of the magnificent setting and guests can enjoy bird watching, nature walks, and much more in this breathtaking forest refuge. Make sure to reserve your parking spot in advance. The Lodge at Tiburon provides top rated Muir Woods lodging in Marin County.
Point Reyes (28.7 mi)
Natural beauty surrounds you at the Point Reyes National Seashore, with more than 70 miles of trails for hiking and biking woven through open pastures, rugged ridges, and coastal cliffs in this 70,000-acre wilderness area. Between January and March, whale watching is a major draw to Point Reyes.
Mount Tamalpais State Park (9.3 mi)
For more than a century, visitors have enjoyed the spectacular mountain towering over the bay north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The view from Mt. Tamalpais State Park spans the entire bay region, from the sloping hills of the East Bay to the jagged peaks of the Farallon Islands about 30 off the coast.
Blackie's Pasture (2.6 mi)
Great place to bring the kids with your bikes or walk your dog. This multi-use path offers free parking, a large playground, sports field and a beautiful landscaped pathway that wraps around Tiburon. Enjoy a picnic here or watch the migrating birds from benches along the path.
Alcatraz (16.5 mi)
The popular Alcatraz Island tour includes a visit to the U.S. Army fort, the West Coast’s first lighthouse, and the infamous federal penitentiary that was completely off limits to the public for a long period of time. Guests can enjoy a cultural history tour and take a look at the island’s beautiful natural gardens, tide pools, and spectacular bay views.
There is something for everyone at Pier 39, one of San Francisco’s premier attractions along Fisherman’s Wharf. Pier 39 is a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 13 bay view restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages. Pier 39 is home to the world-renowned sea lions, street performers, and live daily entertainment.
San Francisco Symphony
Under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, who assumed his post as Music Director in September 1995, the San Francisco Symphony has won some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards. These awards include Japan’s Record Academy Award, France’s Grand Prix du Disque, Britain’s Gramophone Award, the United States’ Grammy for Carmina Burana, Brahms’s German Requiem, and scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
California Academy of Sciences
Take a deep sea dive without getting wet, explore the stars in the middle of the day, track wild African animals, explore Wild California, ride an earthquake, and travel 3 billion years back in time at the California Academy of Sciences, located within Golden Gate Park. The Park is also home to the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, and the Natural History Museum.
With the opening of the Japan Center in 1968, Japantown (Nihonmachi) came into its own as an ethnic showcase in the cosmopolitan tradition of San Francisco. Stretching for three square blocks, bounded by Post, Geary, Laguna, and Fillmore Streets, the complex houses shops, restaurants, art galleries, movie theatres, Japanese baths, travel services, and much more.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the world’s most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art. The permanent collection is the West Coast’s most comprehensive collection of 20th century art, which includes sculpture, photography, design, architecture, painting, and more.