Getting to hang out like a local (or with them) is one of the best ways to be a traveler, not just a tourist. This insider-edit of our favorites for Point Reyes showcases the best in first-hand experiences.


Cozy up to the area’s influentials over homemade cocoa and wine at Olema House’s Fireside Chats. Hosted by our General Manager, these weekly gatherings feature talks with local artists, makers and storytellers (and the occasional open-sky stargazing).

Olema House, Weekly on Thursdays


Point Reyes has more species of birds than anywhere else in the country, and Olema House’s backyard and winding gardens overlooking the Inverness Ridge are perfect for birdwatching. Ask the front desk for binoculars rentals (first come, first served).

Olema House Backyard & Gardens

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