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Old 07-06-10, 06:57 PM   #1
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Sausalito,Tiburon, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes. Where to go/What to do?

I need your help. I want to know your recommendations for an overnight stay, I don't have too much money to spend and would like to surprise my wife with a mid-week getaway to enjoy the natural beauty just north of San Francisco. I need some suggestions because I am stumped.

Ideally I would like to go out and walk/bike some trails and enjoy the coastal views and then find a romantic spot to dine.

Driving back into the city for dinner and lodging is always an option. Your input is greatly appreciated and if you would like to share a picture of a specific location I would greatly appreciate it!
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Point Reyes Hostel

They have private rooms and you should be able to get one if you go on a week day. As for food, I suggest finding a recipe you want to make, bringing the ingredients, and cooking it in the gourmet kitchen there. What could be more romantic than that?

I did a solo overnight trip here on my bike earlier this year and fell in love with the hostel (I had already fallen in love with Point Reyes many years ago)
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http://www.knobhill.com/

We stayed here in Pt Reyes Station and had a wonderful time. It's romantic and quaint .... you and your wife might really enjoy it. We reserved the little cottage, but the owner upgraded us to the suite .... sweet
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Ideally I would like to go out and walk/bike some trails and enjoy the coastal views and then find a romantic spot to dine.
If you have some experience riding off-road/single-track, there is a great 20-mile loop you can do that will provide beautiful views on a clear day. Basically, you start in Point Reyes Station or Inverness, take Sir Francis Drake out toward the peninsula/Light House, turn left on Mt. Vision Rd., climb Mt. Vision until it dead-ends at the Inverness Ridge trail-head, take the Inverness Ridge trail (which includes some single-track and a few steep sections but nothing overly technical) until you reach the parking lot for the Bayview Trailhead, where you would then descend Limantour Rd. back to Bear Valley Rd. and into Point Reyes Station.

If you take the suggestion and stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, you could actually start the ride from there, and the Limantour descent would be the first part of the ride (but first you'd be climbing up to Bayview trailhead from the hostel.)

For walks/hikes, just walking along the Limantour Split is nice -- probably a flat four-mile hike out and back if you go all the way to the end of it, where you can sometimes see hundreds of seals and sea lions lying on the beach.

My other favorite hike out there is the Tomales Point Trail, which takes you to the northern tip of the peninsula and passes by herds of tulle elk. If you go all the way to the end and back, it's about a nine-mile hike, with a fair amount of hills to climb.

With all of these suggestions, the weather is always kind of iffy this time of year. It can be beautiful and clear, but also really foggy/windy.
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