Surprise that special someone in Tiburon by the Bay

Surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and topped off by Mt. Tamalpais, Tiburon by the Bay is the most beautiful setting in the San Francisco Bay Area for date night.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or sneaking in a mid-week hooky escape with your honey (highly recommended), Tiburon by the Bay sets the stage for a memorable experience.

Leave your car behind, because the best way to approach Tiburon by the Bay is by the Tideline Ferry or the Golden Gate Ferry in Tiburon, you can get around on foot and by bike. Consider it sort of like going off the grid but with upscale hotels, cozy neighborhood restaurants, world-class views and outstanding outdoor activities.

Here are some ideas to help you plan the perfect date night:

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Have your camera ready as you journey to Tiburon by the Bay on a water taxi! You’ll experience some of the most spectacular sights in the world: Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Waters Edge Hotel

On the heart of Main Street, Waters Edge Hotel takes advantage of its bayside setting with a deck perfectly situated for a dazzling view of the San Francisco skyline, especially magical after dark.

The Lodge at Tiburon

Or, check in to upscale comfort at The Lodge at Tiburon. It has everything required for date night: a pool, outdoor fireplaces and lounging areas, an old-school DVD library, bikes, and cozy pub-style dining. Also, enjoy a meal a The Tavern located inside the hotel.

Squalo Vino

Sit al fresco and sip on a flight of their many artisan wines and unique varietals. Also, have a plate of small bites to pair with your wines.

The Caviar Company

Purchase a token for their champagne vending machine and indulge in bumps of their caviar.

Sam’s Anchor Cafe

Disembark at Sam’s Anchor Cafe, and experience the only-in-Tiburon by the Bay view along with cocktails and crudo. It’s the perfect way to relax into the Tiburon vibe.

Luna Blu

Book and intimate Sicilian-inspired dinner at Luna Blu, a romantic and cozy quintessential neighborhood spot and one of the top 100 Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America.

Bungalow Kitchen

Enjoy a meal at Chef Michael Mina's and Brent Bolthouse's newest concept restaurant. The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina – a new social dining experience and lively community clubhouse located in the charming neighborhood of Tiburon in Marin County, California. With eclectic bohemian design by AD100 interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the two-story bayside retreat marries MINA Group’s signature five-star service and bold cuisine with Bolthouse’s unrivaled ability to create a bustling social scene for a mid-week bite, late-night drink, weekend brunch, and everything in between.

The Caprice

For the best romantic views on the Bay!

Petite Left Bank

For all your French favorites!

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Caffe Acri

The next morning, get ready for a hike with breakfast at Caffe Acri, Tiburon’s de-facto town square. Be sure to get an espresso made from a specially formulated blend created by Italian owner Angelo Servino.

St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve

Get your camera out again - you are going to be immersed in some of the best views in the Bay Area on a scenic walk at Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve.

Bike To Blackie's Pasture

For a fun and easy outdoor experience, head out to Blackie’s Pasture on bike. It’s a flat trail with views of Mt. Tam, Richardson’s Bay, secluded benches, and peeks at the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Hippie Tree

You will win extra points for this activity. Bike up to the trail that leads to the Hippie Tree, with its swing. Swinging free as a bird, grabbing the view...canoodling sure to follow.

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Golden Gate Ferry

When you’re ready to return to San Francisco, it’s easy to pop onto a Golden Gate Ferry which boards at the foot of Main Street. Bon Voyage, we know you’ll be back!

More Tiburon? Check out the four-day itinerary!

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