Wondering where next to take the little ones? Then look no further than the picturesque and historic town of Tiburon, in Marin County, one of the top kid friendly places to see in the Bay Area. A ferry ride heightens the adventure and the nearby Belvedere Community Park offers a cute playhouse, gigantic sand box, and fancy spider web climber. Here’s our guide to things to do, places to see in Tiburon.
Go: Year-round, weather permitting. The family-friendly Friday Nights on Main summer series runs from June – August.
Approximate travel time: 25 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, or a 30-minute ferry ride.
What to see: Enjoy the gorgeous bay views from Shoreline Park. Watch the boats come in, look for cormorants as they dive and resurface – you may even spy a seal or two if you’re lucky. Rain? Hit up the Historical Railroad Museum.
Possible lunch spots: Waypoint Pizza, Cafe Acri or Sam’s Cafe. Afterwards, visit The Candy Store for a caramel apple, some homemade fudge, or a scoop of ice-cream.
How to dress: In comfy warm clothes–you’ll be outside a lot–and walking shoes.
Need to know: Parking is tight. The nearest lot off of Main St charges $4 per hour.
Bonus: Hit up the quaint shops of Ark Row, which were converted from boat houses at the turn of the century.
Cost of trip: Moderate
Online: www.tiburonchamber.org; Check calendar for film, food and wine festivals.