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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A Guide to Live Music in Marin County

by Whitney Butler

 

Live music is a great way to catch a city’s vibes—connect with the people over shared interests, a cold beer or great food. It’s a time to let loose, kick up your heels...[Read More]

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Movies You Never Knew Were Filmed in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Calling all Star Wars fans! Did you know that Lucasfilm, the company that produced Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, hitting theaters later this year, is actually headquartered in...[Read More]

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A Guide to Wine in Marin County

By Whitney Butler

 

The art of fine wine and dining in Marin County is all about slowing down to appreciate nature’s bounty around a table or in the field and from a bottle.

 

Marin’s cool coastal breezes,...[Read More]

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5 Family Friendly Ways to Explore Marin

by Megan Eileen McDonough 

Kids have boundless energy and sometimes it can feel like you'll never keep up with them. Luckily, Marin County has more than enough activities to quench their appetite and their curiosity. From...[Read More]

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Marin’s Best Beach Experience

By Megan Eileen McDonough

Located in the North San Francisco Bay Area, it's only natural that Marin County is a year-round beach destination. While summer is definitely high season for locals and tourists alike, many outdoor...[Read More]

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Farm-to-Table Marin County

Meet Your Makers: Marin County Farmers Grow a Food Community

By Whitney Butler

 

From artisanal cheeses and handpicked produce to aquaculture and fermented foods, Marin County is a shining example of traditional methods yielding quality results.

 

Since the...[Read More]

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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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Marin Blog, May 2015: 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]