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.

 

 

blog image

Six Off-the-Beaten-Path Hikes in Marin

By John Egan

 

Want to get outdoors but avoid the crowds? Marin County, just one famous bridge away from San Francisco, offers a wealth of breathtaking hiking trails and vistas. From rugged peaks to dazzling waterfalls...[Read More]

blog image

5 Best Forest Bathing Spots in Marin

By Joe Kukura

 

Turns out that nature may be the best medicine, according to a wellness trend that’s sweeping the United States. It’s called forest bathing, and it’s not really new. In Japan, the treatment, called...[Read More]

blog image

Start the Year Off With New Experiences in Marin

Start the Year Off With New Experiences in Marin

By Joe Kukura

 

Sunshine and warm weather are the antidote to the post-holiday hangover, and the famed wine country destination of Marin County has plenty of both all...[Read More]

blog image

Winter Outdoor Guide to Marin County

By Joe Kukura

 

Winter weather won’t bring you down in the Northern California wonderland of Marin County. Marin’s comfortable year-round climate features winter temperatures that rarely dip below 50 degrees. The “sunny side of the Golden...[Read More]

blog image

Best Pet-Friendly Places to Stay in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Calling all pet lovers! It’s no secret that some destinations are more pet-friendly than others, which can definitely overcomplicate trip planning. Luckily, Marin County loves your pooch as much as you...[Read More]

blog image

Perfect Wellness and R&R Weekends in Marin

Perfect Wellness and R&R Weekends in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Marin County might be an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination, but don’t rule out some indoor recreation, too. In most parts of Marin there are spas and...[Read More]

blog image

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]

blog image

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]

blog image

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]