118 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
There’s the west peak and the east peak—I typically end up on the west peak because that’s the best place to get a view of the fog. If you come on a day when the weather is just right, it looks like an ocean of fog is rolling over San Francisco. It shuts down at sunset, and for good reason—the surrounding roads can be a little sketchy in the dark. Bring a camera, because you’re gonna get at least a hundred likes on your Instagram photo from up here.
Tips from locals
Drive until the end. You have a spectacular view when you walk around and then go to the top. Bring some cash (small bills) to pay for the parking. You will put the cash in a small envelope. $8 or $9
Beautiful hiking trails and epic panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin headlands. Theres also a theatre group that performs plays on Mt. Tam - check out www.mountainplay.org There’s also a cool restaurant near the top called the Mountain Home Inn where you could enjoy a cold drink or…
Mount Tamalpais is a beautiful place to explore. There are many lovely places to have a very small ceremony. If you are looking for something more formal, you can inquire if the Mountain Theater is available.