This quaint hamlet located at the base of Mount Tamalpais, a mere four miles north of San Francisco, was once a weekend retreat for city-dwellers. In the sixties and seventies, it became a mellow hippies’ enclave and even had its own theme song written by third grade teacher Mrs. Abrams. Check out the video below (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) for a nostalgic look at the town we’ve loved for decades.
When to go: Anytime. Springtime, summer, winter or fall, it’s the perfect hang-out.
How to get there: From San Francisco, head north on Highway 1 and take the Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit. Take Shoreline Highway straight to go on Almonte Boulevard. Almonte becomes Miller Avenue. Turn left onto Throckmorton Avenue to park. Metered parking is available along Miller and Throckmorton Avenues. Bring plenty of change to feed the meters.
What to bring: You’ll need a stroller and good walking shoes. Kids love to ride bikes, scooters ...