You’ll want a bike or a car to get to the Fort Baker fishing pier, which sits in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and
has unbeatable views across the bay to San Francisco. In summer, foghorns bellow loudly from here, but in December, fishermen
and pelicans are more the order of the day.
A short walk north is eco-luxe Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate, which was big news in town when it debuted last summer. Even if you don’t stay there, stop for a glass of wine in the clubby Farley Bar.