Point Reyes Weekend

Driving Directions to Point Reyes: 3 Options

Many of you come from San Francisco to visit. And if you go to mapping site to get driving directions to Point Reyes, chances are the mapping site will tell you to head over Mount Tam and go up Highway 1 (Option 1 below). This is a stunning, but slow and very windy, route to Point Reyes.

But there are other ways into the Point Reyes area. Here are the four major drives in and out (I map it to the Bear Valley Visitors Center).

Option 1: Highway 1

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BOTTOM LINE: If you have time and haven’t done it, do it.


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Option 2: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

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BOTTOM LINE: Most Bay Area (rather than out-of-town) visitors coming to Point Reyes come through here.


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Option 3: LUCAS VALLEY ROAD

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BOTTOM LINE: Locals who want to go to San Francisco and back usually take this route


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Option 4: D STREET (FROM PETALUMA)

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