With its long sunny days, the most expected season of all is finally here, and what better way to spend it than heading over to Pont Reyes for a great Memorial Day weekend, some fun outdoor activities and lots of special events?
About an hour away from San Francisco, Pont Reyes is the perfect destination for sport and nature enthusiasts, families with kids and anyone feeling like leaving the house and spending some quality time outside.
Pont Reyes starts the summer season with Pont Reyes Open Studios, a semi-annual event taking place here on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Both locals and tourists are expected to admire the work of some of the best artists from around the Bay Area.
Painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists will display their finest creations in the local studios. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the studios by taking a free self-guided tour which additionally, will offer them the chance to enjoy the beautiful surrounding area including places such as Inverness Ridge and the charming hills around Tomales Bay.
Furthermore, the next weekend, on June 4-5, Point Reyes celebrates the ranching ancestries of West Marine, by inviting everyone to spend a Western Weekend. Visitors will be delighted with great local food, artists and a one-if-a-kind noon parade taking place at Pont Reyes Station on Sunday. The atmosphere promises to be entertaining and colorful, with homecoming queens, a lot of fun and an interesting cowboy feeling.
Among the great range of activities and special events provided by Pont Reyes, one that really stands out is Pont Reyes Farmers Market. With a pompous launching on Saturday, June 23, the market will be open each Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Displaying a distinguished range of organic certified products, the market pride itself for being the only fair in the Bay Area featuring only the best and most delicious goods of the region. Besides shopping, visitors to Pont Reyes Farmers Market will have the opportunity to enjoy additional happenings such as book signings, musical performances and local chefs’ cooking demonstrations.
With an 80-miles coastline nearby and a wide variety of activities available, Pont Reyes has something for everyone, being an ideal destination for both quietly visitors looking for a leisurely place to lie in the sun for a while, as well as for any adventurer out there in search of exciting doings such as: kayaking, hiking, biking and even horseback riding.