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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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]

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The Best Easter Celebrations in Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Easter’s almost here and it's time to start rounding up our favorite brunches, hunts and special events. Springtime in Marin is always a beautiful time to connect with nature, and come Easter,...[Read More]

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New Year, New You in Marin County

New Year, New You in Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Amping up for a fit and fabulous 2016? While sticking to a new workout routine can be tough, a trip to Marin County will make fitness...[Read More]

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The 32rd Annual American Indian Art Show – Marin

By Whitney Butler

 

Did you know that until European contact in the 1600s, nearly one-third of all Native Americans in the United States lived in California? What’s more, early California American Indians were a broad,...[Read More]

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Guide to Point Reyes/Coastal Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Point Reyes is easily one of Marin County’s most scenic highlights, and you won’t want to skip town without spending ample time exploring the park grounds. One of the perks of winter...[Read More]

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Take in the Game at These Marin County Spots

Take in the Game at These Marin County Spots

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

The Bay Area is a sports fan’s paradise. Love football? We’ve got the Raiders and 49ers. Big Baseball fan? Check out the A's and Giants. Plus the...[Read More]

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Foodie Guide to Novato

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Located 30 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County, Novato is a picturesque city that boasts an impressive culinary scene. Besides a stunning year-round landscape, the city is quickly becoming...[Read More]

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Marin in Winter: The Best Things to See and Do

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

While Marin County is a picturesque destination any time of the year, winter can be especially appealing. There are fewer tourists around, so you’re likely to get better deals on flights and...[Read More]

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Scenic Stops in Picture-Perfect Fairfax

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Fairfax, California, doesn’t always get the credit it deserves, but it’s actually one of Marin County’s most picture-perfect towns. The downtown area is small and quaint, while the outskirts are vast and...[Read More]

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First-Timer’s Guide to San Rafael

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

San Rafael might not be at the top of your travel wish list, but it should be! As one of the original Spanish mission settlements, the city has quite a fascinating history....[Read More]