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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Discovering Marin’s Open Space Preserves

Marin owes its natural charm to an abundance of parks and preserves. While most locals and visitors head to Mount Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands and Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin’s open space preserves are truly...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, October 2013: Cheese Tasting

Pastoral picnics at the Marin French Cheese Company

Tucked away in the grassy farmland of rural Marin, the Marin French Cheese Company, founded in 1865, is the oldest operating cheese company in America. Using fresh milk...[Read More]

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Al Fresco Marin

September's Indian summer weather invites diners to enjoy an abundant array of al fresco eateries here in Marin County. From Mill Valley to West Marin, we've found five great spots to savor fresh-air meals this...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, September 2013: Mt. Tam Mountain Biking

Whisking down scenic Mount Tamalpais on a mountain bike is a sweet reward for cyclists who climb to the top of Marin's iconic 2,571-foot peak. The classic route to the top is the eight-mile-long Old...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, August 2013: Tomales Bay State Park

Point Reyes' Quiet Side: Tomales Bay State Park

Forty miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, just past Inverness and on the way to Point Reyes' esteemed lighthouse, there's a diversion not to be missed: [Read More]

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Best Marin Beach Walks, Summer 2013

Top Five: Marin Beach Walks

July is beach time in Marin. With San Francisco socked-in with summer fog and the inland areas baking in heat, Marin offers easy coastal escape and refreshing beach walks.

Stinson Beach.  Less...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, July 2013: Hiking

Top of Tam: Marin's Verna Dunshee Trail 

I'm high atop Mount Tamalpais on the Verna Dunshee trail and the Bay Area spreads out below me in miniature. It's a magical view:  lush ridges, hills and valleys,...[Read More]

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Best Music Venues, Autumn 2013

Live Music in Marin

Marin has long been a hot spot for music and musicians (The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Carlos Santana and many other rock legends have lived and played here.) Live music continues to...[Read More]

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Spotlight on Fairfax

A cool little town and gateway to gorgeous West Marin

There aren't many "real" towns left in über wealthy Marin County these days, but Fairfax is one of them. This laid-back community, situated on the far end...[Read More]