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Bay Area Travel Blog

Welcome to our Bay Area travel blog, maintained by The Inn Above Tide, the Sausalito hotel with the best views and accommodations. Here you’ll find articles about day trips to San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon, and much of Marin County.

Marin County Tourism Destinations

Renowned for its scenic splendor and bounty of outdoor activities, this predominately upscale area is home to several interesting and stylish communities nestled in the hills or along the shoreline. Tiburon – Affluent ocean front community with walking /biking path along ocean from end to end – path may be picked up just north of Inn Above Tide for the hour scenic and mostly level ride into Tiburon – lovely shops and restaurants Mill Valley – Stylish hillside town at the base of Mt. Tamalpais Muir Woods National Monument – Walk among old... read more


Marin Headlands

Only a 10 minute drive from the hotel, the National Park Service’s Marin Headlands offers 2100 acres of stunning open space. No matter what your fitness level, this adventure treats you to outstanding views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, historic military installations, a lighthouse, ocean vistas, an isolated carnelian pebbled beach, a fresh water lagoon, and the renowned Marine Mammal Center. While exciting in all weather, the Marin Headlands adventure is best on a clear day when the views aren’t shrouded in fog. Scroll down below the... read more


Tennessee Valley

Tennessee Valley cuts through the hills of the Marin Headlands to the Pacific Ocean just north of Sausalito. The valley, beach and cove are named for the 1853 wreck of the steam ship S.S. Tennessee, which mistook Tennessee Cove for the Golden Gate. The gentle trail through the valley to the ocean is magical and a local favorite which can be crowded on weekends. Steep hiking and biking trails can bring ambitious visitors up to the valley’s ridgetops for spectacular views. Tennessee Valley provides an easy escape from the hustle and... read more


Angel Island

Drive it: You can experience the wonders of Angel Island without hiking and entirely by car, ferry and tram. Follow the driving route north from the hotel to charming town of Tiburon and the Tiburon-Angel Island Ferry terminal. The ferry lands in Ayala Cove where you can purchase your tram tickets, lunch at the café or have a picnic. Visit the visitor’s center which was part of a Quarantine Station in the late 1880s and has natural and cultural history displays. The hour long roundtrip tram ride leaves from Ayala... read more


Best San Francisco Day Trip

The city of San Francisco defies brevity in description. Take a San Francisco day trip to experience it firsthand. No matter how many times one visits the magical city, there is always more to discover. The concierge will be pleased to arrange excursions, theatre tickets, recommend restaurants whatever is desired. Special effort is made to stay current on events and compelling attractions. SF DAY TRIP WITHOUT CAR Take the ferry adjacent to the hotel to SF-tour the Ferry Building with its artisan shops, cafes, restaurants and extensive Saturday Farmer's Market along... read more