Residents of Belvedere enjoy a variety of recreational, educational, real estate and entertainment options. The Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation Department offers a variety of youth and adult programs, including flower arranging, culinary, dance and tennis. A number of museums are within easy driving distance, including the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, Marin Museum of the American Indian in Novato and the Marin County Historical Museum in San Rafael – not to mention the many world-renowned museums in San Francisco.
The 740-acre Angel Island State Park, about one mile from the Tiburon Peninsula, is a recreational enthusiast’s delight. Home to Mt. Livermore, which includes a peak that rises 788 feet above the bay, the park offers spectacular views. Favorite activities include hiking, biking, camping and boating. Angel Island State Park boasts a long and rich history. The Miwok native tribe once hunted and fished on its land. From the Civil War to the Cold War, the park served the military. It was also a quarantine and immigration station.
Point Reyes National Seashore, another nearby recreational paradise, is home to about 50 species of native land and marine mammals. Residents pursue backpacking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, kayaking and biking at this national seashore. China Camp State Park and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offer similar activities. The 1,640-acre China Camp State Park was once a Chinese shrimp-fishing village. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the world’s largest urban national parks, boasts approximately 28 miles of coastline and more than 75,000 acres of land and water.
Multiple colleges and universities are located near the city of Belvedere. These include College of Marin, University of San Francisco, Academy of Art College, Golden Gate University at San Francisco, University of California at San Francisco, Contra Costa College, and San Francisco State University.
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