Memorial Day Weekend Getaway: Point Reyes Station

Coyuchi was founded in Point Reyes more then 25 years ago. Now that we are located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco we love taking a restorative trip back to our roots, back to nature and back to good oysters. In celebration of Memorial Day, we wanted to share some great ideas on how to spend the extra day in true Point Reyes fashion. 

Point Reyes Art Open Studios, 11a-5p

Saturday May 27 – Monday May 29

At this annual event, The Point Reyes Open Studios tour will lead visitors along the back roads of this scenic rural area through artists open studios and homes. Visitors will be able to meet the artists, see new original work and explore the studios and workshops where the art is created. Several artists plan demonstrations of their complex craft techniques, and at least one studio will allow visitors to pull their own keepsake prints. Need another reason to go? This tour is completely free. Check out the website for a downloadable map.

Yoga and Dune Restoration, 9:30a-2:30p

Saturday May 27

Spend your Saturday in this not-so-average volunteer opportunity with a side of yoga and endless sweeping views at the scenic Abbotts Lagoon in Point Reyes, where many plants are in spring bloom. You’ll help the dune restoration team remove European searocket, an invasive plant that is threatening a thriving patch of Tidestrom's lupine (a federally endangered species). Afterwards, have lunch watching the crashing waves and spend about 30–45 minutes doing yoga on the beach with the well traveled and certified Yoga Instructor Diana May Oppenheim. Come prepared to work hard, have fun and feel really good by the end of the day! For more details check out the event page.

Special Memorial Day Commemorative, 1:30p-5p

Monday May 29 

After your long weekend of fun, you can come to Point Reyes to honor the holiday at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery. Join the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard at the small cemetery which contains the graves of five surfmen who died serving their country as part of the lifesaving crew that operated on the Point Reyes Headlands. Over the course of 78 years, crews saved over 240 lives while participating in an estimated 100 rescues in cold Pacific Ocean waters. Visit their site for all the details. 

And of course, don’t forget to swing by the Coyuchi Point Reyes store on your way out!

Open daily, 10a-5p.

Want more of our favorite things to see (and eat!) while in Point Reyes? Check out our day trip guide.