Outdoor Recreation

Weather that allows outdoor activities all year round.

Meetings & Events

An event in Marin is an event remembered.

Home to Famous Attractions

Muir Woods, the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center... all on the sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Attractions

Do everything at once. Or do nothing at all.

You can lounge on a beach. Or you can launch yourself from a mountain and soar 2000 feet to the ocean's break. You can go to dinner. Or you can visit the ranches and farms that supply some of the finest restaurants in the world. There's no such thing as a typical Marin County vacation. Because there's nothing "typical" in Marin.

Plan your next trip and it will be like no other!

Arts & Entertainment & Cultural

Marin County is well known for its arts, entertainment and culture. The County is proud of its home-grown Marin Symphony that plays to sell-out audiences each season. The Mountain Play, one of the longest running theatre companies in Marin, performs its annual Broadway musical production in a huge amphitheatre at the top of Mount Tamalpais. The Marin Center in San Rafael is the venue for national and international music, theatre and dance productions and numerous exhibitions throughout the year.

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18856 Highway One

Marshall, CA 94940

415-663-8246

www.artbythebayweekendgallery.com

A fine art gallery on the shores of Tomales Bay. Starting February 1st, open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5pm. Showcasing some of West Marin's most accomplished artists in a light filled room with the comfort of a wood... (Read More...)

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Art Works Downtown, Inc.

1337 Fourth Street (between C & D Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-8119
www.artworksdowntown.org

Art Works Downtown Inc. is a premier nonprofit art center in a 40,000 sq.ft historic building in the heart of downtown San Rafael on Fourth Street.  Featuring 4 art galleries, 28 studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts... (Read More...)

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California Film Institute

Contact: Beau Blanchard, Development Associate
(415) 526-5836
Email: bblanchard@cafilm.org
 www.cafilm.org

The mission of the California Film Institute is to celebrate and promote film as art and education. We achieve this goal through three core programs: year-round programming at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the annual Mill Valley Film... (Read More...)

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Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA
415-485-3328
www.falkirkculturalcenter.org

Falkirk, an 1888 Queen Anne-style Victorian building is the former home of shipping magnate Robert Dollar. The 17-room mansion was purchased by the community in 1974 to be preserved as a historic and cultural resource. This national landmark building is... (Read More...)

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Fenix Supper Club

919 Fourth Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-813-5600

www.fenixlive.com

A supper club infused with beautiful acoustics and the best local and international talent, with a dash of community, and blended to perfection with exceptional food and drink. Fenix is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s hottest clubs and... (Read More...)

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Hopmonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
415-892-6200
www.hopmonk.com/novato

If you’ve been to our first two Taverns you’ll expect another original interpretation, this time in Northern Marin County, of the things we love. That’s serving fresh, in-season craft beers alongside our unfiltered Tavern classics, Kellerbier and Dunkelweizen. Preparing in... (Read More...)

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ink.paper.plate

Contact:  Sirima Sataman
11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
415-873-6008
www.inkpaperplate.com

INK.PAPER.PLATE is a printmaking studio and arts workshop specializing in letterpress, woodcut, linocut, etching, monotype, screenprinting and bookarts.

The retail workshop showcases artist-made goods, sells art supplies, offers personalized art instruction for all levels of artists, and hosts... (Read More...)

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Italian Street Painting Marin

Contact:  Crystal Sullivan
415-884-2423
www.italianstreetpaintingmarin.org

Italian Street Painting Marin was formed in 2012 by a team of passionate individuals who wanted the San Francisco Bay Area to continue to experience the performance art of street painting with a major event in downtown San Rafael, CA,... (Read More...)

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Julia Adam Dance

415-235-0605
info@juliaadamdance.com       

www.juliaadamdance.com

Canadian born Julia Adam received her early training in her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, and at age thirteen began studies at the National Ballet School in Toronto, graduating in 1983. She spent the next five years honing her skills at the... (Read More...)

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Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-7009
www.marincenter.org
www.co.marin.ca.us/visitorservices

Thousands of visitors come to Marin County each year to see the futuristic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center. It was Wright’s last major commission and is one of the famed architect’s most distinctive designs. It is now a... (Read More...)

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-506-0137
www.marinmoca.org

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. It is a unique non-collecting museum that is for artists, about artists, and by artists. MarinMOCA seeks to present art in an environment that provides a supportive venue for... (Read More...)

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Marin Symphony

415-479-8100
www.marinsymphony.org  

 60 years bringing great music to life to our community.

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group... (Read More...)

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Mountain Play

1556 Fourth Street, Suite B
San Rafael, CA  94901
415-383-1100
Email: info@mountainplay.org
www.mountainplay.org

The Mountain Play Association’s mission is to produce an annual, spectacular, outdoor theatrical experience that nurtures an appreciation of Mt. Tamalpais, involves and strengthens the community, and builds on decades of tradition. The Mountain Play has been serving the Bay... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes Open Studios

Point Reyes Open Studios
www.pointreyesart.com              

The Point Reyes Open Studios Group (PROS) was established in 1997 to promote the work of artists living around Tomales Bay.  Realizing the wealth of talent in the communities of Point Reyes Station, Inverness Park, Inverness, Olema and Marshall, the... (Read More...)

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Sausalito Artists

Sausalito, CA 94966
Email:  info@sausalitoartists.com
Phone: 415-706-5051
www.sausalitoartists.com

Sausalito Artists is a large group of talented, local, visual artists. Our art studio tours are a unique experience and peek into this vibrant, creative community.

During your guided tour you will meet artists in their working studios, observe the creative... (Read More...)

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Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Box Office: 415-388-1100
www.sweetwatermusichall.com

The much-anticipated Sweetwater Music Hall – a community gathering place and live music venue dedicated to bringing back the Sweetwater’s musical legacy to Mill Valley – opened in late January of 2012. The opening of Sweetwater Music Hall marked a... (Read More...)

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Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-2773
www.terrapincrossroads.net

Perched beautifully along the canals of San Rafael, Terrapin Crossroads is a fantastic new restaurant and music venue that pays homage to the abundant varieties of fresh ingredients and homegrown creative talent we are lucky to have around the Bay... (Read More...)

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Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
415-899-9883
www.trekwine.com

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... (Read More...)

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Whistlestop

930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-9026
www.whistlestop.org  

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and... (Read More...)

Environmental

Marin County has been called the San Francisco Bay Area’s park. Almost 85 percent of its land has been protected from development through open space purchases, federal parkland, watershed lands and strict agricultural zoning.

The spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have been set aside for the enjoyment and use of the public. More than 2.5 million people travel to Marin each year to enjoy the beaches and unspoiled wilderness that make up the Point Reyes National Seashore.

They are joined by hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors who stroll through Muir Woods and marvel at this towering ancient redwood forest. The scenery and beauty of Marin County’s environment is an unusual treasure.

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Agricultural Institute of Marin

76 Pablo Avenue, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-472-6100
www.agriculturalinstitute.org

Our mission is to promote a viable food system, to educate the public about the benefits of buying fresh and locally grown food, and to bring farmers and communities together. Marin Agricultural Institute operates six markets in the Bay area,... (Read More...)

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Bay Conference Center / Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

3152 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
415-338-3543
www.rtc.sfsu.edu

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies is San Francisco State University’s marine and estuarine research facility. RTC is situated on a breathtaking 36 acre parcel of bay front property located just outside the town of Tiburon, California.

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Bay Model Visitor Center

2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-3871
www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

The Bay Model Visitor Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It allows the public to view a three-dimensional working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River... (Read More...)

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Bear Valley Visitors Center

Located off Highway 1, 0.5 miles west of Olema,
CA along Bear Valley Road
415-464-5100
www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

Before exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore, a visit to the Bear Valley Visitors Center is in order. The Center provides an orientation to the park’s roads, trails and general history. It also offers ecological and historical exhibits including a... (Read More...)

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-1158
www.malt.org

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California, MALT acquires agricultural conservation... (Read More...)

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Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Ross, CA 94957

415-455-5260

www.magc.org

Marin Art & Garden Center's eleven wooded acres have long inspired artist, gardener, and conservationist alike with their shady gardens and sunlit lawns.   Graced with a seasonal stream, fertile soil and verdant wildlife, the pesticide-free grounds contain diverse garden areas,... (Read More...)

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Marin County Open Space District

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 415
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org

Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is the local government agency responsible for preserving public open space in Marin County, California. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Marin through the acquisition, protection, and responsible stewardship... (Read More...)

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Muir Woods National Monument

Mill Valley, CA 94941
Visitor Information: 415-388-2596
www.nps.gov/muwo

Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1 grows an ancient coast redwood forest named Muir Woods. Within this isolated forest, visitors from all over the world continue to marvel at 1000 year old giant redwood... (Read More...)

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NatureBridge Conference Center

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
1033 Fort Cronhkite
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-5771
www.naturebridge.org

 

NatureBridge is a private nonprofit organization that offers environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, teen leadership programs, summer day camps for kids, and conference facilities in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Marin Headlands, just north of San... (Read More...)

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Point Bonita YMCA

981 Fort Barry, GGNRA

Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-9622

www.pointbonitaymca.org

Point Bonita YMCA offers affordable space for special events such as business meetings, corporate retreats, conferences, weddings, family reunions, youth and church retreats, training and workshops. Our facility is the prime location for a peaceful retreat with breathtaking views, windswept... (Read More...)

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Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org
Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

Located at the top of the Tiburon Peninsula, Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve contains some of the most unusual natural landscape in Marin County. Named for George E. Ring, county supervisor from 1895 until 1903, this rock-strewn site is a... (Read More...)

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The Marine Mammal Center

2000 Bunker Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-289-7341
www.marinemammalcenter.org
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit hospital for sick and injured seals and sea lions, as well as an educational visitor destination, nestled in the Marin Headlands near Rodeo Beach. The Center’s mission is to expand knowledge about marine... (Read More...)

Food and Wine

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Cowgirl Creamery & Cantina

80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-9335
866-433-7834
www.cowgirlcreamery.com

Our creamery is located at Tomales Bay Foods, a restored barn at 80 Fourth Street in Point Reyes Station. There is also a cheese counter for tasting and purchasing local cheese, and a nice selection of books, knives, boards and... (Read More...)

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Heidrun Meadery

11925 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-9122
www.heidrunmeadery.com

Located in Point Reyes Station, Heidrun Meadery produces naturally sparkling varietal meads using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Our trademark Champagne-style of mead is light, dry, delicate and refreshing, with subtle exotic aromas and flavors found only in the essence... (Read More...)

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Marin Farmers Market

800-897-FARM
415-472-6100
www.agriculturalinstitute.org

Marin County is known as a center for organic food and cutting-edge organic farming techniques. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Marin County in 2005 to learn more about the organic farming methods used by Marin’s growers.

The Marin... (Read More...)

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Marin French Cheese Company

7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
800-292-6001
www.marinfrenchcheese.com

A Favorite Destination for Visitors and Cheese Lovers from Around the World

Each year visitors from all over the world come to Marin French Cheese to learn how artisan cheese is made and sample the award-winning cheeses handmade in “the Cheese... (Read More...)

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Nicasio Valley Cheese Company

5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
415-662-6200
www.nicasiocheese.com

We are committed to sustainable agriculture. Being organic and pasture-based confirms this. The family dairy started in 1919 and in 2006 the organic conversion process began. Today, all of our cheeses are made from 100% organic farmstead cow's milk.

Establishing the... (Read More...)

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The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

14700 Highway 1
Point Reyes, CA 94956
415-663-8880
800-591-6878
www.pointreyescheese.com/thefork

Just one visit and you’ll find The Fork is a long way from every-day!

The Giacomini family has been making farmstead products for more than 50 years. Producing the highest quality milk for their award-winning cheese is more than just a... (Read More...)

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Toluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Cheese Company

5488 Middle Road
Tomales, CA 94971
707-878-2041
www.tolumafarms.com 

We are a West Marin County dairy, organic farm and creamery.  Just twenty minutes west of Petaluma, the town of Tomales is a unique coastal community nestled above Marshall and the Tomales Bay estuary and is the gateway to Dillion... (Read More...)

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Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
415-899-9883
www.trekwine.com

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... (Read More...)

Guided Tours

Marin is all about the outdoors. From the seaside, to the mountains, to every natural nook and cranny you can imagine. Residents have spent lifetimes exploring the open-air adventures that Marin has to offer.  Taking a scheduled, guided tour is one of many ways to explore beautiful Marin County, whether it is hopping on a tour bus to Muir Woods or Wine Country, cruising San Francisco Bay by boat, exploring San Pedro Bay by SUP, kayaking Tomales Bay, or hiking Marin Headlands, Mount Tam, or Point Reyes National Seashore with a trusted guide.  

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101 Surf Sports

115 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-8492
www.101surfsports.com

The water is right behind our shop so come on down!

101 Surf Sports is a full service Water Sports Shop specializing in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Kayaking on Marin County waters as well as the San... (Read More...)

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Barbary Ghost

Loch Lomond Marina
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-754-0205
www.barbaryghost.com            

Barbary Ghost is a classic mini-yacht offering unique Marin experiences like Baseball by Boat, paddleboard and kayak tours, and private sightseeing and party cruises.  Order ahead to have SUP and kayak rentals loaded on the boat for paddle adventures around... (Read More...)

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Blue Waters Kayaking

12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94933
415-669-2600
www.bluewaterskayaking.com

Blue Waters Kayaking is your outdoor activity resource for the West Marin area. We offer kayaking tours, hiking tours, as wells as specialized camping, birding and oyster tours. We also have shore side facilities at Marshall Boatworks, 19225 Shoreline Highway... (Read More...)

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Coastal Walkers

Contact:  Ben Davidson
415-250-9941
Email:  sanfranciscocoastwalk@gmail.com
www.coastalwalkers.com

Coastal Walkers introduces visitors and locals alike to the dramatic wild north coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Our expertly guided, half-day walking tours are infused with California history and led by local guides along the beautiful unspoiled... (Read More...)

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Extranomical Tours

928 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
866-231-3752

www.extranomical.com

Extranomical Tours is a sightseeing company leading unique tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We can accommodate small and large groups and all our unique tours can be customized to fit the... (Read More...)

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Marin Outdoor Adventures

Contact:  Nicki Clark
415-322-0034
www.marinoutdooradventure.com

My passion is in the outdoors.  I have extensive knowledge of Marin County and all of the amazing activities it has to offer.  I am excited to be able to share my love and knowledge of my backyard with travelers... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes Outdoors

11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-8192
www.PointReyesOutdoors.com

Point Reyes Outdoors offers sea kayaking tours, classes, and overnight kayaking trips in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We also offer customized team building (on land and water) and environmental education kayaking & hiking trips for groups. Join us for... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes Safaris

Contact:  Daniel Dietrich
303-929-8443
www.pointreyessafaris.com

WILD IS WAITING

On a Point Reyes Safari, you will be joining professional wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich on an unforgettable experience seeing and photographing the amazing wildlife and scenic lands of the amazing Point Reyes National Seashore.   

The Park holds incredible... (Read More...)

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Pure Luxury Transportation: Guided Wine Tours

4246 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
800-626-5466
www.PureLuxury.com

Relax in Pure Luxury and enjoy an exclusive, customized wine tour, created and guided by internationally renowned sommelier, Christopher Sawyer. Or, request a professional guide for any of our preset tours in Napa or Sonoma Wine Country. Since 1991, Pure... (Read More...)

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Red and White Fleet

San Francisco, CA 94133
415-673-2900
www.RedandWhite.com

Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet – San Francisco’s cruise tradition since 1892! Founded as a launch and tugboat company by 17-year old Thomas Crowley - over 115 years ago, the Red and White Fleet is San Francisco’s... (Read More...)

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Sausalito Artists Guided Art Studio Tours

Sausalito, CA 94966
Email:  info@sausalitoartists.com
Phone: 415-706-5051
www.sausalitoartists.com

Sausalito Artists is a large group of talented, local, visual artists. Our art studio tours are a unique experience and peek into this vibrant, creative community.

During your guided tour you will meet artists in their working studios, observe the creative... (Read More...)

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TAM Hiking Tours

Contact:  Debra Schwartz
415-888-2474
www.tamhikingtours.com  

Hike beautiful Mt Tamalpais, located just 15 minutes from San Francisco. Learn about Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley and San Francisco history, local Native American history, and Bay Area geology, while hiking on awesome trails through redwood forests and along open... (Read More...)

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West Marin Food & Farm Tours

Contact: Elizabeth Hill
415-599-9222
www.foodandfarmtours.com

Experience Point Reyes in a whole new way ~ come along on a gourmet guided tour of West Marin's culinary hotspots and sample the best wine, cheese, breads, pastries, produce, oysters in the area. Get a behind-the-scenes look into local... (Read More...)

Historical and Museums

Visitors to Marin County can choose from a variety of historic activities by either visiting State Parks that are scattered throughout, checking out local museums, walking the Earthquake Trail adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitors Center in West Marin or visiting historic Downtown Larkspur with its turn-of-the century buildings. Marin’s historical attractions offer all visitors a plethora of activities to choose from at any time of the year.

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American Legion Log Cabin - San Anselmo

20 Veterans Place

San Anselmo, CA 94960

415-456-0834

www.americanlegionlogcabin.com

Built between 1933 and 1934 by veterans of WWI, using local redwood trees and no power tools.  It is home to the American Legion Post 179, Women's American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179 and Boy Scout Troop 15.  The cabin serves... (Read More...)

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Angel Island State Park

415-435-1915
www.angelisland.org

Angel Island State Park is a 740-acre mountainous island in the San Francisco Bay offering a variety of activities including hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and tram tours. It also has some of the best views of San Francisco and the... (Read More...)

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-339-3900
www.baykidsmuseum.org

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum... (Read More...)

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China Camp State Park

Four miles east of San Rafael on North San Pedro Road to the shore of San Pablo Bay
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-0766
www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex

This 1,648-acre bayside park just outside of San Rafael, acquired its name from a Chinese fishing village that once flourished there. Visitors may view a preserved fisherman’s cottage and the China Camp Museum. Access the park from Hwy. 101, Exit... (Read More...)

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Golden Gate Bridge

Dial 511 (within the Bay area)
415-455-2000 (outside the Bay area)
www.goldengatebridge.org/visitors

A trip to Marin County wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This historic bridge, which is 1.7 miles long, was opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the bridge... (Read More...)

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Hamilton Field History Museum

555 Hangar Avenue, in the historic 1934 Firehouse
Novato, CA   949494
415-382-8614
www.novato.org/museum

Hamilton Field History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring the history and stories of Hamilton Army Airfield and Air Force Base, and the life of the field after decommissioning.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm;... (Read More...)

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Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Ross, CA 94957

415-455-5260

www.magc.org  

Marin Art & Garden Center stands on land that was originally part of a Mexican land grant called "Rancho Punta de Quentin."  James Ross, for whom the town of Ross was named, owned it.  He settled here in 1857 on... (Read More...)

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-506-0137
www.marinmoca.org

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. It is a unique non-collecting museum that is for artists, about artists, and by artists. MarinMOCA seeks to present art in an environment that provides a supportive venue for... (Read More...)

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Marin Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA  94947
415-897-4064
www.marinindian.com

The mission of the Museum of the American Indian is to provide the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures. The Museum promotes accuracy, sensitivity and respect for the heritage... (Read More...)

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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-3016
www.saintraphael.com

On December 14, 1817, Mission San Rafael was established as an assistencia or “helper” mission to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Because its original purpose was to care for the sick, it was named after St. Rafael the Archangel, the... (Read More...)

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Novato Historic Old Town

415-897-1164
tourism.novatochamber.com

Historical buildings dot downtown Novato, including the Novato History Museum (1850), City Hall (a former Presbyterian church built in 1896) and Druid’s Hall (1899), among others. Novato’s old town is located along Grant Avenue.

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Novato History Museum

815 DeLong Avenue, in the historic 1850 Postmaster's House
Novato, CA  94945
415-897-4320
www.novato.org/museum

Novato History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring Novato’s history, from daily life to local industry, beginning with the Mexican land grants of the mid-19th century through modern history.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00pm; Free... (Read More...)

Novato Museums Association

Novato, CA 94947
415-897-5705

Novato Museums Association is a volunteer organization that represents Novato’s six museums, which includes Hamilton Field History Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato History Museum,

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Olompali State Historic Park

8901 Redwood Highway
Novato, CA 94948
415-892-3383
www.parks.ca.gov/olompali

Olompali State Historic Park features interpretative displays on the history of the park at the Visitor Center, ranging from pre-historic Coast Miwok settlements through 19th-20th century Mexican and American ranching.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Visitor Center... (Read More...)

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm

This active lighthouse dates from 1877 and sits on top of a rugged outcropping overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Access to the lighthouse is from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, down a one mile long road and across a suspension... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes Lighthouse

Lighthouse Visitor Center
Point Reyes, CA
415-669-1534
www.nps.gov/pore

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is located at the western-most point of the Point Reyes Headlands. Due to concerns that Point Reyes’ heavy fog could obscure the lighthouse, it was built 275 feet down the bluff. In 1975 the station was... (Read More...)

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San Francisco Theological Seminary - San Anselmo

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-451-2800
800-447-8820
www.sfts.edu

 The Seminary was founded in 1871 in San Francisco as Presbyterian City College. In 1870 the College received a gift of a 14-acre hilltop in San Anselmo. Money to build the campus was also donated, and on September 21, 1892... (Read More...)

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St. John's Episcopal Church

14 Lagunitas Road
Ross, CA  94957
415-456-1102
www.stjohnsross.org  

Services have been held at the current site on Lagunitas Avenue as early as the 1880’s when it was known as the San Anselmo Chapel. The Episcopal Diocese of California officially acquired the site in 1908. The cornerstone of the... (Read More...)

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The Space Station Museum

464 Ignacio Boulevard at Pacheco Plaza
Novato, CA  94949
415-524-3940
www.thespacestationca.org

There is a need to have permanent space exhibits in the Bay Area to help educate children about the exciting history of space exploration, and to increase the public’s understanding that a strong global commitment toward future space travel is... (Read More...)

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Unity in Marin - Novato

600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-475-5000
www.unityinmarin.org  

Step back in time to the sun-kissed days when California belonged to Spain and the centers of its towns held flowing fountains, colonnades, bell towers, gardens and charming baroque facades.

Unity In Marin invites you to do just that. Nestled in... (Read More...)

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Marin Bocce Federation

550 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-485-5583
www.marinbocce.org

Located next to the San Rafael Community Center, the Marin Bocce Federation manages and operates a beautiful, family oriented, 10-court bocce facility open to the public seven days a week. Click here to view our video.

Hours of... (Read More...)

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Peacock Gap Golf Club

333 Biscayne Drive

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-453-4940

www.peacockgapgolfclub.com

Classic golf course architecture is defined by fairways that invite but challenge and greens that creep beyond where the player thinks they end.  This is the intrigue of classic golf and the foundation of Peacock Gap Golf Club.

Renovated and improved... (Read More...)

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San Geronimo Golf Course

5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Geronimo, CA 94963
415-488-4030
www.golfsangeronimo.com

Located in the heart of beautiful San Geronimo Valley, only 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and ringed by forested coastal hills and roaming over 150 acres of stunning terrain, San Geronimo offers a true test of your... (Read More...)

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San Rafael Pacifics Baseball

1201 Second Street
San Rafael, California 94901
415-485-1563
www.pacificsbaseball.com

The sweet sounds of summer baseball are echoing throughout San Rafael's Albert Park. From the crack of the bat, to the pop of the glove to the smell of the grass, the San Rafael Pacifics invite you to be a... (Read More...)

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Speedway Motorsports Sonoma

29355 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, California 95476
800-870-7223
www.racesonoma.com

The fender-banging action of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headlines the 2012 Big O Tires Racing Season at Speedway Motorsports Sonoma. The seven-race major event schedule, featuring everything from stock cars to motorcycles, will be highlighted by three of the... (Read More...)