Marin Blog

Read our blog to learn more about Marin County. Our local area bloggers provide a wide range of content on various attractions, events, festivals and other local activities that are a tradition in Marin. We are right next door to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that’s unique in this clever corner of California. As in, one famous bridge away from San Francisco. Getting curious?

Meet our Bloggers:

Ben DavidsonWriter and photographer Ben Davidson is a Mill Valley native and former Sunset Magazine travel editor. Ben has covered travel stories across the globe for over twenty-five years, but his favorite sights, scenes and travel discoveries are right here at home in Marin County, California. 

 

 

Karen Pavone

Farminista’s Feast is a farm-to-table culinary adventure blog about eating fresh, locally sourced foods and connecting with the farmers, ranchers,bakers, cheesemakers, chefs and others who are at the root of what we eat. Karen Pavone is a journalist and photographer who is a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan food & beverage producers in California's beautiful North Bay and beyond.

 

 

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How to Celebrate Halloween in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

We hope you’ve bought your Halloween costume, because it’s almost time to trick-or-treat! Marin County has many fun happenings around Halloween time, from live entertainment and colorful parades to themed farm and...[Read More]

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Breathtaking, Advanced-Level Hikes in Marin

By Joe Kukura

 

Northern California’s famed Marin County is a can’t-miss destination for weekend hikers, with an unrivaled natural landscape of mountains, trails and open spaces, many with unbeatable views of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

 

Experienced hikers...[Read More]

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Marin’s Best Fall Events

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Summer’s almost over, and before you know it, fall will be in full swing! Truth be told, fall is one of the best seasons to visit Marin County because the weather is...[Read More]

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Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Activities in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Summer’s not over just yet! Soak up the sun, sand and surf this year (and maybe even stop to shop) in Marin County, where you’ll have your pick of activities. From horseback...[Read More]

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The New SMART Way to Get Around Marin County

By Joe Kukura

 

Northern California’s famed “sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge” got a brand-new, super-high-tech, clean-energy train called the Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit. Better known by its nickname the SMART train, this passenger...[Read More]

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Marin’s Most Stunning Views

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Marin County has no shortage of jaw-dropping views, but we’ve rounded up five of our favorites. Whether you’re visiting Marin for the first time or the 10th, these Insta-worthy lookout...[Read More]

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Hot Off the Grill: Marin County's Tastiest Barbecue Bites

By Whitney Butler

 

Nothing says summer like barbecue.

 

American BBQ is a cooking tradition that dates back to the 1500s when indigenous tribes passed the technique to colonists; as it spread across the country, different cultural groups...[Read More]

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Globally Good: The Freshest Food Trucks in Marin

By Whitney Butler

 

You may think food trucks were devised for our modern convenience, but food on four wheels has been around since the 1800s. Charles Goodnight is credited with designing the first food truck—which wasn’t...[Read More]

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Fashionable and Fun Ways to Celebrate the Summer of Love in Marin

Fashionable and Fun Ways to Celebrate the Summer of Love in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Summer’s almost here, so get ready to channel your inner hippie! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous [Read More]

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Best Camping Spots for Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, so start planning that getaway with Mother Nature. Marin has a number of campsites distributed throughout the county, but we’ve rounded up five of our...[Read More]