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Start your weekend with a jaunt to see the infamous Potter School from The Birds. Time your trip around Halloween--sometimes the homeowners open their private residence for haunted-house tours.
17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega
Try your hand at the trendy sport of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on the calm, sheltered waters of Bodega Harbor and surrounding local inlets. Rentals ($40 for five hours) include a board, paddle, wet suit, booties and a quick 10-minute lesson. Plan your adventure around dusk so you can soak up a breathtaking sunset.
1400 Highway 1, Bodega Bay
You’ll have built up quite an appetite after all that paddling. Head to The Birds Cafe for a fat bowl of clam chowder, artichoke fritters and a Scrimshaw pilsner. Grab a seat on the patio for the best views.
1407 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay
Shack up at the newly revamped Bodega Bay Lodge and take a dip in the infinity hot tub overlooking the Pacific. Swim a few laps in the heated pool, and then dry off by the communal fire pit in Adirondack rocking chairs.
From $189 per night; 103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay
Take one of Bodega Bay Lodge’s complimentary bikes for a spin down the mile-long paved trail to Doran Regional Park. Order one of the hotel’s to-go picnic baskets ($50) filled with smoked Liberty duck salad, Molinari dry salami, freshly baked baguette and Cow Girl Creamery Mt. Tam cheese. Throw in a bottle of wine for good measure.
201 Doran Beach Rd., Bodega Bay
Only an hour and a half north of the city lies the sleepy town of Bodega Bay, made famous in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller, The Birds. Film buffs can geek out over memorabilia in the town’s general store before winding their way down to the coast for a laid-back weekend out of town. Check out our slideshow for some not-to-be-missed activities while you’re there.
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