Out + About

There is a new way to explore Wine Country and it’s from a stylin’ Land Rover Defender SUV! Looking for a way to support their community after the 2018 fires, Sonoma locals founded The Bohemian Highway Travel Company (BHTC). While there is an actual “Bohemian Highway” (a scenic two-lane road stretching across ten miles of western Sonoma County) the name is more about a state of mind.

BHTC showcases Wine Country through a different lens, by highlighting “green viticulture” with private behind-the-scenes tours and tastings. Because Wine Country is so much more than just vino, tours also include beer, cider and food.

Arrive Marin is busy clearing our calendar because we want to take every tour that BHTC offers. In addition to wine tasting, excursions include: a day with a local winemaker, a chef’s tour of Healdsburg and camping on the rugged Sonoma coastline. Yes, please! Plus, we love that BHTC supports its community by actively working to protect the environment and donating to local organizations.

SUVs can hold up to eight passengers. Wine tasting tours are $175 per person for six hours. Custom excursions are available upon request.

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The 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival is coming up soon and tickets are now on sale!  This 6-day festival combines film with chef demonstrations and fabulous vintner events. With over 90 films to view and endless California wine to be savored, Arrive Marin has all the highlights!

THE DETAILS

  • Date: November 7-11
  • Tickets: The festival functions primarily on a system of passes. You can get a 5-day, 3-day or Flex Pass (enabling guests to attend five programs throughout the festival). Purchase passes here.

THE FILMS

  • Are you glad I’m Here: Directed by Directed by Noor Gharzeddin, this is the story of a Lebanese housewife and a millennial American girl who bridge cultural differences to become friends and share dark secrets.
  • Spare Room: A young widow caring for her brother with Down Syndrome is drawn to a mysterious veteran who is renting her spare room.
  • Afghan Cycles: A documentary which follows young Afghan women cyclists tells the story of women’s rights and the struggles Afghan women face on a daily basis.

CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS + WINE TASTINGS

  • Chef Melissa King: One of today’s most exciting culinary talents and a Top Chef Finalist.
  • Chef Chris Cosentino: Owner of several restaurants including Cockscomb in San Francisco and the newly-opened Jackrabbit in Portland, OR.
  • Duckhorn, Fleury, and Castellucci are just a few of over 100 participating vineyards.

WHERE TO STAY

  • Vintage House in Yountville is super close to Lincoln Theater where many of the MVFF films will be screened. If you are going with a group, check out the “Villa at the Estate”, a 5-bedroom house with a private pool, hot tub and game room with pool table. Yes, Please!
  • Carneros Inn & Spa in Napa is a really special experience. Plus, I’ll do anything to position myself closer to the warm sugary donuts at their Boon Fly Cafe.
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Summer is officially in the air here in Marin and that means plenty of trips to the pool, double scoop ice cream cones and outdoor movies in the park! Grab your blankets, pack a picnic dinner (complete with a nice bottle of rosé, of course) and head to the fun. Official start times for this is generally “when it’s dark enough to see the movie.” So, get there with enough time to secure prime real estate on the grass and settle in for some good family fun.

Arrive Marin’s Guide to 2018 Outdoor Movies in the Park:

San Anselmo | Creek Park | Saturday Evenings | More information HERE

June 2: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
June 9: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 16: La La Land
June 23: Frozen (sing along night!)
June 30: Angels in the Outfield
July 7: Secret Life of Pets
July 14: Ratatouille
July 21: NO MOVIE, 17th Annual Beatles Tribute with live music
July 28: Casablanca
August 4: The Incredibles
August 11: The Goonies
August 18: Top Gun
August 25: Grease
September 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1
September 8: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
September 15: A View to a Kill
September 22: Star Wars, The Last Jedi
September 29: The Karate Kid
October 6: Happy Feet
October 13: E.T.
October 20: Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl
October 27: Ghostbusters

Mill Valley | Old Mill ParkFriday Evenings | More information HERE

June 8: Grease
July 6: The Last Jedi
August 3: The Incredibles
September 7: The Lion King
October 5: Zootopia

Fairfax | Contratti Park Baseball Field |  Friday | More information HERE

June 8: Moana

Larkspur | Marin Country Mart | Wednesday Evenings @ 6 pm | More information HERE

June 20: Wizard of Oz
June 27: Winnie the Pooh
July 11: Mary Poppins
July 18: A Bug’s Life
August 1: Paddington

Mt Tam | Cushing Memorial Amphitheater | Saturday @ 7:30 pm | More information HERE

July 28: Apollo 13

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