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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Film in Marin

Fall is film festival time in Marin, with the glitterati and paparazzi jetting in for the world-renowned Mill Valley Film Festival from October 2 through 12. The wildly popular, Italian Film Festival, now it its...[Read More]

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Marin blog: High Tech Travel To Marin

A cool way to plan a trip to Marin can start right from your smartphone or tablet computer. From hiking trails to artisan cheese excursions, there are a growing number of apps that provide a...[Read More]

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Marin's Free Music & Film

One of the great things about Marin in the summer and fall is the plentitude of free music performances and movie showings. Pack a picnic and a couple of lawn chairs and enjoy the unique ambiance...[Read More]

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Get Married in Magical Marin

With its stunning natural beauty and clement weather, Marin is an ideal year-round choice for wedding celebrations. From redwood-shaded glens to artfully landscaped garden settings, Marin’s delightful variety of wedding venues will allow you to...[Read More]

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Marin Blog, July 2014: Five Brooks Ranch

Mid-summer is one best times to visit Point Reyes National Seashore. Foggy early mornings typically clear by noon, revealing the sparkling, sun-splashed landscape of Point Reyes, the crown jewel of the Golden Gate National Recreation...[Read More]

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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]