From the bustle of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to the giant redwoods in Muir Woods, Northern California offers a profusion of renowned landscapes to explore. Your unique, self-guided walking tour starts in San Francisco—a vibrant city of eclectic neighborhoods, daring street art, and amazing restaurants. Traverse the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (on foot of course) into Marin County’s quaint coastal region. While there, you can stroll the artistic streets of Sausalito, marvel at the 100-mile view from atop Mount Tamalpais, and feel the timeless hush of the 800-year-old Cathedral Grove. Further north, coastal splendor and rich marine life await you at Point Reyes National Seashore. This inn-to-inn, San Francisco walking tour is a splendid way to experience California’s natural beauty.
A deluxe boutique hotel ideally located between Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. The century-old renovated brick building blends authentic timber and brick with a theme reminiscent of the neighborhood’s seafaring past: a working astronomer’s clock, whimsical décor inspired by ocean liners, and nautical print fabrics. The hotel’s environmental program demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable practices while guests enjoy spacious, air-conditioned rooms with WiFi, a fitness center, spa services, and complimentary bicycles.
Mill Valley Inn
Set in a classic Northern California village, this charming historic boutique property is comprised of a cluster of dwellings nestled amongst the redwoods yet just steps from town. Each air-conditioned guest room is a cozy sanctuary, and each unique: some with soaking tubs, others with fireplaces or sofas. All feature WiFi and are located within steps of the Sun Terrace Lounge, where an abundant breakfast is served each morning and a wine and cheese reception is hosted each evening.
From a family of British innkeepers, Charles Felix drew his inspiration from Sir Francis Drake when creating this charming inn in 16th-century English West Country style in the quiet cove of Muir Beach. The seven-room hotel features un-air-conditioned rooms with WiFi, antique furniture, a cozy salon with an inglenook fireplace, and covered garden patio. Typical English fare of locally sourced ingredients is served at a full country breakfast and for dinner, either al fresco or family-style at the dining room’s refectory table. Of course, fine ales are available at the lively pub.
In the charming town of Olema and set in five acres of landscaped grounds and flower beds along the Olema Creek, this comfortable lodge is adjacent to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Spacious, air-conditioned suites feature WiFi, fireplaces, and private balconies. Adirondack chairs in the garden and a well-stocked library and game room offer plenty of opportunities to relax.
The Inn Above Tide
Panoramic San Francisco Bay views are the signature of The Inn Above Tide. This intimate Sausalito waterfront hotel offers 31 chic and understated rooms, each with air conditioning, WiFi, and mesmerizing views from oversized windows or private furnished room decks. Sited directly on San Francisco Bay, every room has sweeping views of the bay, city skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and Marin. Intimately connected to the village of Sausalito, yet magically separated due to its bay front setting, The Inn Above Tide is a minute’s stroll to galleries, shops, and restaurants ranging from casual alfresco bistros to a Michelin-recognized restaurant (some requiring advance reservations). A complementary wine and cheese reception is also included each evening. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
|9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|Orientation phone call with a Country Walkers representative|
|Local representative available 24/7|
|Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next; there may be an additional charge.)|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
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