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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?
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THE BEST WINTER WILDLIFE WATCHING IN MARIN

Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by MCVB Staff
By Joe Kukura

Northern California’s Marin County is an especially wild weekend destination for wildlife lovers during the winter months. While animals go into hibernation across most of the U.S., Marin County becomes a hotbed...[Read More]
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UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS IN MARIN COUNTY

Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 by MCVB Staff
By Megan Eileen McDonough

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for that special gift for your special someone. From delicious pastries and personalized fragrances to one-of-a-kind antiques, your friends and...[Read More]
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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH EVENTS AND FESTIVITIES IN MARIN

Posted Monday, December 4, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Whether you’re a Northern California local or visiting for the first time, there are countless ways to celebrate the holiday season day and night in Marin. From magical tea parties fit for...[Read More]
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WINTER OUTDOOR GUIDE TO MARIN COUNTY

Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Joe Kukura
Winter weather won’t bring you down in the Northern California wonderland of Marin County. Marin’s comfortable year-round climate features winter temperatures that rarely dip below 50 degrees. The “sunny side of the Golden...[Read More]
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GET IN SHAPE WITH THESE 5 FULL-BODY WORKOUTS IN MARIN

Posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Ready to up your fitness game? You’re in luck because Marin County offers both indoor and outdoor activities, and there’s something for every skill set. Whether you’re looking for the...[Read More]
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BEST PET-FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY IN MARIN

Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Calling all pet lovers! It’s no secret that some destinations are more pet-friendly than others, which can definitely overcomplicate trip planning. Luckily, Marin County loves your pooch as much as you...[Read More]
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PERFECT WELLNESS AND R&R WEEKENDS IN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by MCVB Staff
Perfect Wellness and R&R Weekends in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Marin County might be an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination, but don’t rule out some indoor recreation, too. In most parts of Marin there are spas and...[Read More]
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HOW TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN MARIN

Posted Monday, October 16, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
We hope you’ve bought your Halloween costume, because it’s almost time to trick-or-treat! Marin County has many fun happenings around Halloween time, from live entertainment and colorful parades to themed farm and...[Read More]
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BREATHTAKING, ADVANCED-LEVEL HIKES IN MARIN

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Joe Kukura
Northern California’s famed Marin County is a can’t-miss destination for weekend hikers, with an unrivaled natural landscape of mountains, trails and open spaces, many with unbeatable views of the mighty Pacific Ocean.
Experienced hikers...[Read More]
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MARIN’S BEST FALL EVENTS

Posted Monday, September 11, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Summer’s almost over, and before you know it, fall will be in full swing! Truth be told, fall is one of the best seasons to visit Marin County because the weather is...[Read More]
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THE BEST WATERFALL HIKES IN MARIN COUNTY

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Joe Kukura
Just a little out there, Marin County is renowned for its great hiking destinations like Point Reyes and Mount Tamalpais, but there are a few secret and less well-known hiking...[Read More]
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LAST-MINUTE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES IN MARIN

Posted Monday, August 28, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Summer’s not over just yet! Soak up the sun, sand and surf this year (and maybe even stop to shop) in Marin County, where you’ll have your pick of activities. From horseback...[Read More]
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THE NEW SMART WAY TO GET AROUND MARIN COUNTY

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Joe Kukura
Northern California’s famed “sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge” got a brand-new, super-high-tech, clean-energy train called the Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit. Better known by its nickname the SMART train, this passenger...[Read More]
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BEST BIKE TRAILS IN WEST MARIN

Posted Friday, August 11, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Marin County is the birthplace of mountain biking, and as such, cycling is a big part of Marin culture; there’s even a museum dedicated to the sport, located in Fairfax....[Read More]
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BEST BIKE TRAILS OF EASTERN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Marin County touts hundreds of miles of criss-crossing bike trails, for both mountain bikers and leisure cyclists alike. This is especially true in eastern Marin, where most of the county’s population...[Read More]
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MARIN’S MOST STUNNING VIEWS

Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Marin County has no shortage of jaw-dropping views, but we’ve rounded up five of our favorites. Whether you’re visiting Marin for the first time or the 10th, these Insta-worthy lookout...[Read More]
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HOT OFF THE GRILL: MARIN COUNTY'S TASTIEST BARBECUE BITES

Posted Friday, July 7, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
Nothing says summer like barbecue.
American BBQ is a cooking tradition that dates back to the 1500s when indigenous tribes passed the technique to colonists; as it spread across the country, different cultural groups...[Read More]
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GLOBALLY GOOD: THE FRESHEST FOOD TRUCKS IN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
You may think food trucks were devised for our modern convenience, but food on four wheels has been around since the 1800s. Charles Goodnight is credited with designing the first food truck—which wasn’t...[Read More]
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FASHIONABLE AND FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE SUMMER OF LOVE IN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by MCVB Staff
Fashionable and Fun Ways to Celebrate the Summer of Love in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Summer’s almost here, so get ready to channel your inner hippie! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous [Read More]
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SCHOOL'S OUT: PLAN THE PERFECT SUMMER WEEKEND FOR KIDS IN MARIN

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
With the school year winding down and summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning your family-fun weekend getaway in Marin County. Whether you and your kids are in...[Read More]
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START PLANNING FOR MARIN COUNTY’S BEST SUMMER EVENTS

Posted Friday, June 2, 2017 by MCVB Staff
Start Planning for Marin County’s Best Summer Events

By Whitney Butler
If there’s one way to tell summer has arrived in Marin County, it’s at a number of events dedicated to the season. More than a dozen...[Read More]
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BEST CAMPING SPOTS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND BEYOND

Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, so start planning that getaway with Mother Nature. Marin has a number of campsites distributed throughout the county, but we’ve rounded up five of our...[Read More]
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BEACH LOVER’S GUIDE TO MARIN COUNTY

Posted Monday, May 8, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your beach getaway to Marin. That said, with so many beaches to choose from, picking the right one for...[Read More]
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RELIVE THE SUMMER OF LOVE IN MARIN COUNTY

Posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Hold onto your hats; summer is coming! This year is a special one in Marin County because it marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The milestone reflects back...[Read More]
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BE THE STAR OF YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE IN MARIN COUNTY

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
All great adventures have a few things in common: a compelling plot with a few surprises, memorable heroes and sidekicks, and a whole lot of action. Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies,...[Read More]
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MARIN COUNTY’S BEST KID-FRIENDLY HIKES

Posted Monday, April 10, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Marin County has no shortage of scenic hikes, with some leading to cascading waterfalls and others revealing extraordinary wildlife like you’ve never seen before. That said, choosing a trail that’s...[Read More]
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THE BEST WAYS TO CELEBRATE EASTER IN MARIN

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Spring is definitely cause to celebrate in Marin County. The vibrant wildflowers are in full bloom, and the elusive Easter Bunny will soon make his appearance.
In anticipation of the Easter...[Read More]
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MARIN'S BEST FARE TO FEAST ON THIS SPRING

Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
With 167,000 acres, or 50 percent of the total land, dedicated to farms and ranches in Marin County, early spring is an important harvest period for some of the area’s most delicious offerings:...[Read More]
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MARIN IN FULL BLOOM: THE BEST FLORAL PHOTO AND INSTA OPS

Posted Monday, March 13, 2017 by MCVB Staff
Marin in Full Bloom: The Best Floral Photo Ops

By Megan Eileen McDonough
There’s no better way to spring forward than with a jaunt through nature. While winters are very mild in Marin, things definitely liven up...[Read More]
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THE BEST FOODIE SPOTS IN MARIN

Posted Monday, February 27, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
The late Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” While I tend to agree with this sentiment, I also think it must be twice as true...[Read More]
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THE BEST WEDDING VENUES IN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017

By MCVB Staff
Did your special someone pop the very important question this Valentine's Day? Whether you’re newly engaged or considering a destination wedding someplace warm, here are five of Marin County’s best indoor and outdoor venues. [Read More]
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BEST PLACES TO SPOT WINTER WILDLIFE IN MARIN

Posted Monday, February 6, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
One of the best perks of living in Marin is the county’s pleasant weather year-round. For visitors, summer might seem like an obvious choice for a visit, but don’t underestimate the beauty...[Read More]
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EXPERIENCE THE ROMANCE OF MARIN COUNTY

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
While the holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family, don’t forget to pay extra attention to your special someone. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is the...[Read More]
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BEST BARS FOR FOOTBALL WATCHING IN MARIN

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Football season is in full swing, so grab a barstool and order that extra pint. Football is one of the most American sports, so of course you’ll want to cheer on...[Read More]
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GET A HEALTHY HEAD START IN 2017 WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN MARIN

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Whitney Butler
Post-holiday workouts don’t have to be boring, and the outdoors is a great place to find inspiration to stay healthy or get in shape. Marin County is a playground of parks and open...[Read More]
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THINGS YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE EXIST IN MARIN

Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough
Many travelers flock to Marin County for challenging hikes and spectacular views, but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. Marin is a cultural hub as much as...[Read More]
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