The 86-room Inn at the Tides is a charming complex of rustic-looking, wood-shingle buildings overlooking the bay, off California's Highway One, within walking distance of many of Bodega Bay's shops and restaurants. Scenes from Hitchcock's classic film, The Birds, were filmed here in the 1960s, and the wild natural surroundings remain much the same. The inn’s vibe is casual, attracting weekending couples from the Bay Area, as well as families and groups of friends. There are several dining options on site and across the street, all of which focus on local wines and fresh seafood. Rooms are big, clean, and basic, with a shabby elegance that reflects the weathered buildings and the rugged Northern California coast.