Marin Blog

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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? 

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Marin Blog: Celebrating Moms in Marin

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11 and Marin is the perfect getaway for a leisurely meal with mom. Here are our suggestions for Marin eateries offering special brunches, some with live music, in celebration of...[Read More]

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Marin's Top Easter Events

Easter in Marin

Easter is upon us (April 20th this year) and Easter egg hunts, photos and breakfast with the Easter Bunny and other special events are starting to happen throughout Marin. Here's where to...[Read More]

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Marin's Top Dog Parks

Marin's Dog Parks are Something to Bark About

Marin County is a great place to be a dog. Fresh air, sunshine, beaches, trails, and lots of aromatic wafts to whiff. There's also an abundance of pooch-friendly...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, March 2014: Marin Wildflower Walks

Spring brings a dazzling wildflower show to the hills and valleys of Marin. Starting in February and peaking in mid-April, the county's park and open space lands are speckled in white, red, pink, orange, yellow...[Read More]

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Marin’s Top Waterfall Hikes

The rainy season has finally hit Marin and the county’s highest peak—Mount Tamalpais—recorded a whopping 20 inches of precipitation from the first big storm of the season. For nature-lovers, the big rainfall means great waterfall...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, February 2014: Romantic Escapes

Valentine's Day is Friday, February 14 and there’s no better place in the San Francisco area to celebrate romance than in scenic Marin County. 

Romantic Dining 

From steak houses to fine Italian, Marin offers an...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, December 2013: Wine Tasting

Barrels of Fun: Discovering Marin's new wine and mead-making scene

Marin has very modest wine-producing production when compared to neighboring Napa and Sonoma counties. But the lack of quantity is made up by Marin vintners' uniqueness...[Read More]

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Holiday shopping in Marin's historic town centers

Holiday shopping has reached a frenzied pitch and the Bay Area's malls are bursting at the seams. It's a fine time to explore the more peaceful shopping opportunities here in Marin, where historic, small town...[Read More]

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Get in shape for the holidays in Marin

The holidays are upon us and an abundance of favorite foods, usually rich and filling, is about to be served.  To prepare for the annual calorie avalanche, we suggest five scenic workout spots in Marin...[Read More]

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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]