Upsetting the Locals in Bolinas, California
Itty-bitty Bolinas is worth exploring, if only because the locals don’t want you to. You’ve surely heard already, but just in case: For years residents removed the green directional signs indicating the turnoff from Hwy 1; Caltrans finally gave up and stopped replacing them. The townsfolk pride themselves on isolationism—which explains why they flipped out when paparazzi-magnet Martha Stewart bought a house here. Downtown there’s a tiny, but worthwhile museum and gallery, an organic grocer, a damn good restaurant called the Coast Café, and a creaky old saloon favored by 1960s burnouts.