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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Marin Blog, June 2014: Biking China Camp

Marin is the birthplace of the mountain bike and the sport of mountain biking. Not surprisingly, some of the finest mountain biking trails in the Bay Area are found in Marin, including a superb single...[Read More]

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Marin's Top Bridge and Fireworks Viewpoints

With Independence Day coming up in a few weeks, now is the time to plan a trip to Marin County and stake out a site to take in the fireworks show over San Francisco Bay. ...[Read More]

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Farmers’ Markets in Marin

Looking for farm fresh kale or fresh artisan cheeses?  Organic raspberries or stone fruit? Fresh chard or fresh-pressed olive oil? 

It’s all presented in delightful seasonal variety, direct from the producers, at the third largest farmers'...[Read More]

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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]