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By Tracey Minkin
Perhaps most emblematic of the welcome in Tiburon is in the philosophy of one of its oldest restaurants, the beloved waterfront hangout Sam's Anchor Cafe (one of the only restaurants in the San Francisco Bay with a public dock): "Pull up. Tie up. Stay a while." It's that kind of place.
Where to Stay: The luxury spa rooms at The Lodge at Tiburon are painted in soothing blue tones. Most have private balconies and patios. Rates start at $168; 415/435-3133 or lodgeattiburon.com.