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Romantic Escapes

Posted in Blogging Marin on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by MCVB Staff

Valentine's Day is February 14 and there’s no better place in the San Francisco area to celebrate romance than in scenic Marin County. 

Romantic Dining 

From steak houses to fine Italian, Marin offers an abundance of choices for romantic dining. Here are some Marin eateries that will satisfy your senses—and warm your heart.

The Melting Pot, Larkspur, in the historic Brick Kiln building, this elegant eatery features fondues ranging from French and Swiss to Asian.

The Mountain Home Inn Restaurant, Mill Valley, set high on a ridge on Mount Tamalpais, the inn has day and evening views that are as extraordinary as their cuisine.

Nick’s Cove, Marshall, located on the serene shore of Tomales Bay, Nick’s serves up seasonal, sustainable California cuisine sourced from Marin and Sonoma farms. Seafood classics include a signature clam chowder and fresh, locally-grown oysters.

Il Davide, San Rafael, one of Marin’s finest Italian restaurants, romantic Il Davide is renowned for their house-made pastas and extensive wine list.

Lodges with a flair for romance

West Marin is the rural heart of Marin County and offers wonderful options for romantic escapes. Check out the special romance packages and seasonal specials at the Cottages at Nick’s Cove and Due West at Olema House. For other romantic West Marin lodges, cottage and B&B’s, see

Lovers’ Leaps: Marin’s most romantic viewpoints

Mount Tamalpais’ East Peak, the Ring Mountain Preserve, Angel Island State Park, and the Marin Headlands along Conzelman Road are just a few of Marin’s most romantic viewpoints. For a lovely beach walk, try Drake’s Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Pacific views and ocean breeze will surely stir your heart.


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Due West Tavern at Olema House

Located next door to Olema House, Due West restaurant (formerly Farm House at the Lodge) is a sophisticated roadside saloon with a storied history. Housed in a cozily...[Learn More]

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