Make March a Girls’ Getaway Month

From Women's History Month to global International Women's Day celebrations, March is a time to champion the power of women's voices and reflect on the courageous trailblazers, leaders, legislators, authors, entertainers, and athletes past, present, and future. They’ve not only made our nation, communities, and lives better, they’ve also kicked open doors of opportunity for us all.

Remember, it wasn’t that long ago that a woman had to take her husband’s last name (Hawaii was the last state to officially lift that mandate in 1976). It was 2013, just 11 years ago, that women were allowed to serve our nation on the front lines of the military. And prior to 50 years ago, women were not allowed to have credit cards in their own names—a much-needed accessory for a getaway to Tiburon.

So, let’s raise a glass, a fist, a flower, and a thanks to all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, and identity. May we know them, may we respect them, and may we continue to honor all they achieve.

Here are 5 Girlfriend Getaway styles to try out in Tiburon.

Boozy Brunch with Your Besties

Leave the keys behind, hop the ferry over from San Francisco, and take an easy walk to Tiburon Tavern at the Lodge at Tiburon. Their outdoor patio is especially lovely on sunny weekends, and the huge menu of breakfast and brunch favorites has something to satisfy even the pickiest of girlfriend, from easy buttermilk pancakes to decadent Maine lobster hash and crab cake benedict. Make a Mimosa Bottle for the table: a bottle bubbles served with two types. If you prefer your boozy meet up midweek, their Tacos & Tequila Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. is a lot of fun. For a quick séjour in France (without the passport) try brunch at Petit Left Bank. The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu has à la cart dishes such as a croque monsieur, duck confit hash, and a perfectly folded omelette française that deliver all the Oh! La! La! They also mix up a a few specialty brunch cocktails too, including a Bloody Mary with cornichon stuffed olives.

Main Street and a Movie Night Out

Ladies Night Out is easy in Tiburon, and when downtown is this quaint, why go anywhere else? Main Street is lined with cafés, unique shops, upscale and casual restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and even Cinelounge, a 3-screen movie theater showing first run movies and serving beer and wine alongside specialty food and popcorn. On Friday and Saturdays after the movie, head upstairs at The Bungalow Kitchen for Late Night drinks and grooving to DJ spun tunes.

Celebrate in Style

Turn an ordinary drinks-with-the-girls outing into a celebration at The Caviar Co. Champagne Lounge where bubbly and caviar can zhuzh up any afternoon or evening. With 12 varieties of caviar and roe, plus other light bites like shrimp cocktail, oysters, and focaccia grilled cheese, this easy-going Main Street spot packs a posh punch. New to caviar? No worries. Friendly staff are always happy to organize flights and tastings, and talk you through it.

Take a Hike

For those friends that prefer their get togethers to be on the go Tiburon is the place to hike with a side of stunning scenery. Just up the hill from downtown Tiburon is Old Saint Hilary’s Open Space Preserve. This 122-acre parcel has scenic panorama that include the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate, Angel Island, San Francisco Bay, and Tiburon. Don’t miss the picturesque white clapboard Old St. Hilary’s Church, on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1888 and a great backdrop for a selfie with the girls (don’t forget to tag #helloTiburon). In spring, wildflowers add a pop of color to the experience, too. Speaking of spring, Tiburon’s Ring Mountain Preserve’s wildflowers burst in a riot of color in March and April, when hillsides and fields are speckled with golden California poppies among other white, yellow and purple blooms. FYI: There’s not a lot of shade so take plenty of water and sunscreen along. For more ways to explore Tiburon on foot, click here.

Cozy Catch Up

For a long overdue catch up with an old friend, nothing beaths a cozy Sunday night dinner. For the next two months, The Bungalow Kitchen brings the best of San Francisco’s edible neighborhoods to downtown Tiburon via its Sunday Night Supper series. March is a nod to North Beach, the city’s answer to Little Italy. The three-course meal (with an option to add a fourth), includes a starter antipasti course, followed by a choice of Veal and Eggplant "Parm" Marinara or Jumbo Shrimp Scampi, and Tiramisu for dessert. Book a Sunday in April and taste the flavors of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest and biggest in the country. The three-course menu (with an option to add a Dim Sum sampler) includes choices like Hot and Sour Soup, Cantonese-style Steamed Bass, and a Baked Pineapple Custard Bun.

Read more about what to see and do in Downtown Tiburon and don’t forget to tag your girlfriends’ getaway pictures so we can follow along too! #helloTiburon


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