View From Marin

AUGUST IS ALWAYS a fun month because it is when we can reveal our Best of the County picks. This time around we ditched the 101 items format and organization by town and decided to just focus in on what makes Marin great. We love the results. And you’ll love reading about the best wraps, the best burgers, the best drinks, the best yoga and so much more.

We continue with a feature by Peter Fish about the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the wonder that is Point Reyes National Seashore. Earning a national park designation for this area wasn’t a slam dunk; it took some local heroes to make it happen. Learn the history and find out what the next 100 years hold.

Features wrap up with a story on a group of folks who have shared more than 10,000 breakfasts at Fred’s Place in Sausalito. Tom James gets the scoop on why attendees (almost) never miss the morning meal.

Up front we introduce you to a lively lifeguard, a paddleboard purveyor and a brilliant birder. We also take a look at a regional plan to solve the dredging issues that are obstructing the San Rafael Canal and the progress being made on a proposed $20 million centralized Marin Farmers Market.

In Destinations, we’re off to Oahu to explore the culinary evolution that continues with Hawaii’s next generation of chefs and show you who (and what) is cooking at the sixth annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. And if you like islands, you’ll love our look at three exclusive international hot spots for dipping your toes in the sand.

It’s a fun issue for those who like to eat, hike, drink, stretch, shop and play. We hope you enjoy it and to see you at one, or all, of the places highlighted in our Best of the County issue.