Jätä sisältö väliin

Guidebook for Fairfax

Julie

Guidebook for Fairfax

Food Scene
Right on the corner of Bolinas and Broadway, sunny in the mornings and live music sometimes on weekends. Locals' fave for internet hanging out. Coffees, smoothies, baked goods. Try the morning glory bread, or one of the frittatas.
18
paikallista suosittelee
Fairfax Coffee Roastery
4 Bolinas Road
18
paikallista suosittelee
Right on the corner of Bolinas and Broadway, sunny in the mornings and live music sometimes on weekends. Locals' fave for internet hanging out. Coffees, smoothies, baked goods. Try the morning glory bread, or one of the frittatas.
Great bakery! Also try the Popeye Bowl: spinach with avocado, salsa, bacon, black beans, and a poached egg. Internet available here too.
9
paikallista suosittelee
Taste Kitchen & Table
71 Broadway
9
paikallista suosittelee
Great bakery! Also try the Popeye Bowl: spinach with avocado, salsa, bacon, black beans, and a poached egg. Internet available here too.
Owner from New Orleans, offers all the specialties--beignets, etc. If you've got the appetite, try the chicken waffles. Huge plate o' food!
22
paikallista suosittelee
The Hummingbird
57 Broadway Blvd
22
paikallista suosittelee
Owner from New Orleans, offers all the specialties--beignets, etc. If you've got the appetite, try the chicken waffles. Huge plate o' food!
Small simple venue but great Indian food, also available for take-out. The mango lassi, the lamb korma, you name it, whatever they're making, it's fresh and good, and the aromas of the heavenly spices alone will feed you!
14
paikallista suosittelee
Café Lotus
1912 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
14
paikallista suosittelee
Small simple venue but great Indian food, also available for take-out. The mango lassi, the lamb korma, you name it, whatever they're making, it's fresh and good, and the aromas of the heavenly spices alone will feed you!
For a quick lunch, their burritos are delicious! We like the straight veggie burrito with guac. Also love the watermelon juice. You can eat there or take it with you.
6
paikallista suosittelee
Grilly's Restaurant
1 Bolinas Road
6
paikallista suosittelee
For a quick lunch, their burritos are delicious! We like the straight veggie burrito with guac. Also love the watermelon juice. You can eat there or take it with you.
Upscale Mexican with a conscience. Nice outdoor seating too.
15
paikallista suosittelee
Más Masa
31 Bolinas Rd
15
paikallista suosittelee
Upscale Mexican with a conscience. Nice outdoor seating too.
Classic Italian, with live music Thursday nights. Just up the street. The fireplace makes it cozy on chilly evenings, and everybody gets fresh-grated parmesan right off the wheel to start!
34
paikallista suosittelee
Sorella Caffe
107 Bolinas Rd
34
paikallista suosittelee
Classic Italian, with live music Thursday nights. Just up the street. The fireplace makes it cozy on chilly evenings, and everybody gets fresh-grated parmesan right off the wheel to start!
Excellent food, friendly service, romantic atmosphere. Just across Sir Francis Drake, so generally less crowded than the restaurants along Broadway and Bolinas Road.
21
paikallista suosittelee
Barefoot Cafe
1900 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
21
paikallista suosittelee
Excellent food, friendly service, romantic atmosphere. Just across Sir Francis Drake, so generally less crowded than the restaurants along Broadway and Bolinas Road.
Old-fashioned Italian, with regular specials based on good, truly local fare. Friendly service. Often crowded. Try the "Roman Holiday"!
17
paikallista suosittelee
Fradelizio's Ristorante
35 Broadway
17
paikallista suosittelee
Old-fashioned Italian, with regular specials based on good, truly local fare. Friendly service. Often crowded. Try the "Roman Holiday"!
Always packed. Authentic fresh sushi, wide variety of sakes, and other Japanese specialties. The black cod is delicious, and you can get tasting flights of sake.
19
paikallista suosittelee
Village Sake - Japanese Pub
19 Bolinas Rd
19
paikallista suosittelee
Always packed. Authentic fresh sushi, wide variety of sakes, and other Japanese specialties. The black cod is delicious, and you can get tasting flights of sake.
Heavenly organic ICE CREAM, with house-made waffle-cones and bowls! Try the Vanilla Honey Lavender--they'll tell you where the lavender came from. You get the idea. This place is just a postage-stamp, but on hot days, the line goes down the block! Not to be missed for connoisseurs!!!
39
paikallista suosittelee
Fairfax Scoop
63 Broadway
39
paikallista suosittelee
Heavenly organic ICE CREAM, with house-made waffle-cones and bowls! Try the Vanilla Honey Lavender--they'll tell you where the lavender came from. You get the idea. This place is just a postage-stamp, but on hot days, the line goes down the block! Not to be missed for connoisseurs!!!
Drinks & Nightlife
Actually a wine-bar, that is, where you can even order just a "smidge" to taste a wine, and there are nice small plates to go with. Right up the street!
14
paikallista suosittelee
123 Bolinas Rd
123 Bolinas Rd
14
paikallista suosittelee
Actually a wine-bar, that is, where you can even order just a "smidge" to taste a wine, and there are nice small plates to go with. Right up the street!
Live music every single night! Wide variety of music--check their calendar.
13
paikallista suosittelee
19 Broadway
19 Broadway Blvd
13
paikallista suosittelee
Live music every single night! Wide variety of music--check their calendar.
The scene for cyclists. After your ride in the hills, hang your bike on the wall and join the crowd. It's a bar, a restaurant, you can play board games. Beer n brats!
24
paikallista suosittelee
GESTALT HAUS
28 Bolinas Road
24
paikallista suosittelee
The scene for cyclists. After your ride in the hills, hang your bike on the wall and join the crowd. It's a bar, a restaurant, you can play board games. Beer n brats!
Live music seven nights a week. Outdoor patio, very relaxed.
7
paikallista suosittelee
Peri's Silver Dollar Bar
29 Broadway
7
paikallista suosittelee
Live music seven nights a week. Outdoor patio, very relaxed.
Arts & Culture
It's a tea place, but also a kava bar, with Middle Eastern food available even late-night, and frequent events: Irish Jam 3PM every other Sunday afternoon, etc. One of a kind--very Fairfax!
12
paikallista suosittelee
Wu Wei Tea Temple
1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
12
paikallista suosittelee
It's a tea place, but also a kava bar, with Middle Eastern food available even late-night, and frequent events: Irish Jam 3PM every other Sunday afternoon, etc. One of a kind--very Fairfax!
Shopping
You can find all kinds of wacky gifts here! Always fun.
7
paikallista suosittelee
Revolution 9
14 Bolinas Road
7
paikallista suosittelee
You can find all kinds of wacky gifts here! Always fun.
THE classic toy store, that's been here forever. Everything for kids, plus gifts and cards for all ages too.
Fairfax Variety
61 Broadway
THE classic toy store, that's been here forever. Everything for kids, plus gifts and cards for all ages too.
Essentials
Wonderful, large, sparkling health food store, and oh, so Fairfax! Also has salad bar, hot-food bar, deli, etc. with lots of choices for quick meals that you can eat there or take out.
66
paikallista suosittelee
Good Earth Natural Foods
720 Center Boulevard
66
paikallista suosittelee
Wonderful, large, sparkling health food store, and oh, so Fairfax! Also has salad bar, hot-food bar, deli, etc. with lots of choices for quick meals that you can eat there or take out.
Sightseeing
...Because Fairfax was the birthplace of Mountain Biking, and the whole history is here, from the invention of the bicycle right on through. Lots to learn about the role bicycles played in liberating women, and cyclists will love seeing the epic mountain bikes from the beginnings on.
11
paikallista suosittelee
Marin Museum of Bicycling
1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
11
paikallista suosittelee
...Because Fairfax was the birthplace of Mountain Biking, and the whole history is here, from the invention of the bicycle right on through. Lots to learn about the role bicycles played in liberating women, and cyclists will love seeing the epic mountain bikes from the beginnings on.
Parks & Nature
Glorious redwoods, as majestic as Muir Woods but without the overwhelming crowds and the hassle to get there. Where to go on hot days in Fairfax--always cooler in the park! Picnic tables and wonderful trails, or you can wade in the creek; always refreshing in summer.
20
paikallista suosittelee
Samuel P Taylor State Park
8889 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
20
paikallista suosittelee
Glorious redwoods, as majestic as Muir Woods but without the overwhelming crowds and the hassle to get there. Where to go on hot days in Fairfax--always cooler in the park! Picnic tables and wonderful trails, or you can wade in the creek; always refreshing in summer.
If you don't want to pay the entrance fee for Samuel P. Taylor, you can also drive past the park entrance and park on the left side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard opposite the sign for Devil's Gulch and hike up the Devil's Gulch trail. You'll see some redwoods there too before the trail takes you up into the hills.
Devils Gulch Fire Road
If you don't want to pay the entrance fee for Samuel P. Taylor, you can also drive past the park entrance and park on the left side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard opposite the sign for Devil's Gulch and hike up the Devil's Gulch trail. You'll see some redwoods there too before the trail takes you up into the hills.
You can park here for free and hike up the trail, or at the right times of year, see the salmon spawn.
Leo T Cronin Fish Viewing Area
You can park here for free and hike up the trail, or at the right times of year, see the salmon spawn.
Park for free at the end of Glen Drive, and hike up the trail. Beginning is wooded, then at the fork at the water tank, you can go either way: left on up to the top of Loma Alta (great spot to watch the full moon rise), or right up to the labyrinth.
Loma Alta Open Space Preserve
Park for free at the end of Glen Drive, and hike up the trail. Beginning is wooded, then at the fork at the water tank, you can go either way: left on up to the top of Loma Alta (great spot to watch the full moon rise), or right up to the labyrinth.
Another great hiking trail, but there are dozens of beauties all around Fairfax! Try the phone app AllTrails, and have a great hike!
Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve
Another great hiking trail, but there are dozens of beauties all around Fairfax! Try the phone app AllTrails, and have a great hike!
If you want to go to the beach, this is less than a half-hour drive away. Cyclists are common on this route --straight out Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, up over White's Hill, and straight on to the ocean. Or Bus 68 from Fairfax will get you there in 46 minutes. The Visitor Center is great, and lots of beaches to choose from. Our favorite is Limantour.
128
paikallista suosittelee
Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd
128
paikallista suosittelee
If you want to go to the beach, this is less than a half-hour drive away. Cyclists are common on this route --straight out Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, up over White's Hill, and straight on to the ocean. Or Bus 68 from Fairfax will get you there in 46 minutes. The Visitor Center is great, and lots of beaches to choose from. Our favorite is Limantour.