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? 

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Tap Into Marin County at the California Beer Festival

By Whitney Butler


There are few things more authentic to California than craft beer. It’s refreshing, has great body and style, and celebrates the unique passions of each individual brewer.


With a love for local ingredients, hard...[Read More]

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Marin County Fair 2015


Fair Fun for Everyone! Marin County Fair Celebrates 74 Years

By Whitney Butler


It’s “On With the Show” this year at the Marin County Fair. From a solar-powered carousel to a festival of independent...[Read More]

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Art in Marin

Feed Your Inner Artist at Marin’s May Events

By Whitney Butler


The job of an artist is to lead by inspiration—to see the invisible, to imagine the impossible. As part of its history, culture and community, Marin...[Read More]

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Find Your True Romance in Marin

By Maryann Tobin


Spending time with the person who means the most to you can take on many forms. Whether couples are looking for a cozy B&B, a new nature trail adventure or just some of...[Read More]

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A Night Owl’s Guide to Cocktails in Marin County

by Whitney Butler


Those who make the trip to Marin County know that sometimes the real fun doesn’t begin until the sun starts to set. The unexpected pleasures of nightfall can be found all around you,...[Read More]

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The Novice Guide to Marin

Article by Bailey Anne Vincent


Whether you’re traveling from near or far, Marin County is that hidden diamond of a trip that you are looking for.  Cradled on the sweeping scape of the San Francisco Bay...[Read More]

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Get into the Holiday Spirit in Marin

Getting festive in Marin is easy and fun with the following holiday happenings:


Twirl and swirl 

Ice-skating has returned to Northgate Mall with Marin on Ice, Marin’s only holiday ice skating rink. This outdoor rink at Oak...[Read More]

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Celebrating California Restaurant Month in Marin

Marin restaurants and other dining establishments throughout California are celebrating California Restaurant Month in January. Particularly noteworthy among Marin participants are several restaurants that are acclaimed for their "farm to fork" approach to innovative regional...[Read More]

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Paddling Marin

Interested in trying the hot new sport of stand- up paddleboarding (SUP for short)? There there's no better place to learn and rent boards than 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael. The expansive paddlesports shop...[Read More]

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The Coastal Trail

The Marin Headlands are a perfect destination for hiking any time of year. In the fall and early winter, when the weather is moody and mixed, there's no better place to take in refreshing Pacific...[Read More]