From the late 1800s up until World War Two, it was sailors, railroad and cannery workers, fishermen and local dairymen who called Tiburon home. After the war, however, the real estate development and residential planning that would make Tiburon what it is today began in earnest.
Proud of its heritage, Tiburon works to keep its history alive. Evidence of this can be seen in the town’s well-known landmarks, including the Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum, China Cabin, Old St. Hilary’s, and The Landmark’s Art & Garden Center.
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As residents know, living a healthy, fit and fun lifestyle in Tiburon is easy to do:
- No matter what the season, you can always find walkers, joggers and bicyclists taking advantage of the five-mile path located at the old railroad right-of-way. This scenic stroll takes you through Blackie’s Pasture, Richardson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Belvedere’s Tom Price Park, downtown Tiburon and Elephant Rock Pier.
- Loop trails through open spaces like the Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve and Ring Mountain allow visitors to explore the hilltops’ plants, wildlife and viewpoints.
- From May through September, Friday Nights on Main Street is an annual family favorite
- A ferry trip to the infamous Sam’s Anchor Cafe is also a Tiburon must. This indoor/outdoor waterfront joint has been docked at 27 Main Street for over 90 years.
- Once five o’clock rolls around, unwind with a cocktail at Servino. Then, change into something nice and head over to Guaymas, The Caprice, or Tiburon Grill for a savory meal.
The Tiburon International Film Festival, held at the Tiburon Playhouse, is a yearly town favorite. Late August brings the Tiburon Art Festival with live music, local artists and vendors, and wine from the nearby Windsor Vineyards. Check out other seasonal events like the Holiday Festival and the Tiburon Wine Festival.
With its unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, tranquil demeanor, valued traditions, and active lifestyle, it’s easy to see why Tiburon is one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after places to call home.