Tiburon, California

San Francisco, California

TIBURON, CALIFORNIA Tiburon is a sleepy little town at the end of the Tiburon Peninsula that curls out into San Francisco Bay. From fishing village to art colony to quaint town, Tiburon is one of those great places close to home where a visit of a few hours feels like a mini-vacation. Stroll great shops, dine and chat on decks that look out over the Bay toward San Francisco, or catch the ferry to Angel Island or San Francisco. Or, make a day of it on a ferry ride from your San Francisco hotel. A leisurely stroll along Main Street and Ark Row, two of historic Tiburon's most picturesque streets, have interesting views of the town's beautifully restored buildings which date back to the late-1800's. An assortment of exceptional shops and galleries, and even a winery, offer convenient and unusual shopping opportunities. Many feature fine arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind gift items and custom-made jewelry made by local artisans. Stylish designer clothing boutiques and casual sportswear shops offer the latest fashions. From hanging out on a waterfront deck with a plate of nachos to fine dining, Tiburon has over 15 restaurants which cater to a wide variety of culinary tastes. For those who may enjoy a simple waterfront picnic on the Tiburon Green or Angel Island, just a short ferry ride away, Tiburon's specialty delis and markets can put together a delectable picnic at a moment's notice. Overnight guests will find the Tiburon Lodge a distinctive place to stay. Its personalized service and comfortable, large rooms make it an attractive place to linger after a day of activity. Tiburon is easily accessible by boat, bus, and car. It is 20 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge north on Highway 101, and 25 minutes from San Francisco by ferry. Tour buses have preferential parking facilities. Call the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (415) 435-5633.

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