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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Best Places to Dance the Night Away in Marin

By Whitney Butler

 

There’s a reason Marin’s nightlife is so authentic, and that’s because the area is home to several famous musicians, and is the birthplace of many more. Classic rockers like Sammy Hagar, Phil Lesh...[Read More]

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Best Road trips in Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

The open road awaits. If you’ve never taken a road trip, now’s your chance. With cascading views of the San Francisco Bay, fauna in every color of the rainbow and rare...[Read More]

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Best Craft Cocktails in Marin County

Best Craft Cocktails in Marin County

By Whitney Butler

 

It’s been argued that today’s renaissance of classic cocktails, like the Old Fashioned, Gimlet and Manhattan, is a result of shows like AMC’s Mad Men, which spotlight retro drinks in...[Read More]

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The Best Farm-to-Table Experiences in Marin County

By Whitney Butler

 

Today’s farm-to-table scene means different things to different people. In fact, the very concept—the use of locally sourced products with little alteration—has become a commodity in and of itself. Even global food chains...[Read More]

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Festival Season Kicks Off in Marin County

Festival Season Kicks Off in Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Festival season is on the horizon, and we’ve rounded up seven of our favorites. From beer and wine to crafts and film, there’s something for every...[Read More]

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Marin's Best Kayaking Spots and What to Look For

Marin's Best Kayaking Spots and What to Look For

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

When in Marin County, do as the locals do and dip your toes in a little adventure. Challenging yet surprisingly easy to get the...[Read More]

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We are now on Snapchat!

 

We are now on Snapchat! 

 

Stay up-to-date with all things in Marin by following us on Snapchat! [Read More]

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Best Mother’s Day Restaurants in Marin County

Best Mother’s Day Restaurants in Marin County

By Whitney Butler

 

Did you know that Mother’s Day is one of the most popular days to dine out? A quarter of Americans will celebrate with mom by going out...[Read More]

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Best Picnic Spots in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Time to get your picnic baskets at the ready. Spring is here and we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite picnic spots to celebrate the changing of seasons. From historic landmarks...[Read More]

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5 Ways to Experience Marin on a Budget

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Northern California might have a reputation for being on the pricey side, but there are plenty of immersive ways to experience Marin County without breaking the bank.

 

To stay within your budget, just...[Read More]