Return to San Anselmo

Back after last winter's flood, this northern California town bustles with energy, gifts, and pride

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  • Longtime locals' favorite Sax stocks vintage clothing choices, plus colorful jewelry.


    David Fenton

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San Anselmo throws a good small-town holiday party every Thursday night in November and December, with shops open late (until 8 p.m.;, plus carolers and hot cider. On November 16 and December 21, the party cranks up all the way to 11 with free pourings and a reception at Ross Valley Winery honoring local artists, whose works will be on display (Third Thursday Art Walk).


Fleet Feet Sports. Stop in to learn about local trails. 649 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/258-8190.

Sax. For good deals, pop into this funky, selective consignment shop. 629 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/456-7655.

The Vintage Flamingo. Fun mix of new and vintage dresses and shoes. 528 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/721-7275.



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