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Marin Blog, February 2014: Romantic Escapes

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Posted in Blogging Marin on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by MCVB Staff

Valentine's Day is Friday, 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 the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge. For other romantic West Marin lodges, cottage and B&B’s, see www.visitmarin.org/hotels/point-reyes.

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.

 

Please also view Ben's blog in the Examiner.

 

More information on featured attractions:

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The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant extraordinaire. It offers a comfortable and upscale ambience. The menu features variations of French, Swiss, and Oriental fondue favorites, with a...[Learn More]

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Mountain Home Inn Restaurant

The rustic romantic Mountain Home Inn is celebrating its 100th centennial this year. Grandfathered in because of its historic status, it is the only commercial property permitted on...[Learn More]

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Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Cottages

Nick's Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a destination restaurant for award-winning cuisine overlooking beautiful Tomales Bay. The natural beauty and abundant farm produce of the West Marin...[Learn More]

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Olema Farm House Restaurant at the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge

With the feel of an old-time cowboy tavern, our classic Farm House Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Point Reyes. What could...[Learn More]

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