Head north and drive on the Royal Road, Highway 101, a scenic route from the Golden Gate Bridge toward the seafaring town of Muir Beach. On your left, the Pacific coastal route veers into breathtaking terrain lined with California coastal hiking and biking trails. Spend the better half of your day climbing one of the many trails, and then reward the calorie-busting workout by picnicking on Muir beach with sand between your toes. The humble Pelican Inn is the perfect place to cap off your adventures for the night. The cozy, stone-lit retreat is a local wedding venue favorite, making it enchanting for lovers, or those with a taste for legend and adventure. The Pelican was the name of the boat Sir Francis Drake sailed from England
. Some say the little inn is haunted with history, but that just makes it even more appealing.