Trip Ideas


Welcome to the place you never knew you always wanted to visit

Marin County is a paradise for outdoor recreation with weather that allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and sailing all year round. But it's also a wonderful place to do next to nothing at all. Lounge by a beach, get pampered at a spa, watch the fog roll into the Bay from the top of Mt.Tam.
The choice is yours. And every choice is right.

Trip Ideas while visiting Marin County:

Art and Culture: Marin is a community that attracts arts and culture of every kind. From music to fine art, to film, this land is fertile ground for artists and those who deeply appreciate the culture and history of every kind. Download itinerary here.

Culinary Adventures: In a corner of the world known for fine family farms, gorgeous dairy land, fresh seafood, and a dedication to culinary craftsmanship, amazing meals are everywhere to be found. But if you’d rather not leave it to chance, here are a couple of amazing days of food for you to follow. Download itinerary here.

Family Activities:  In a place filled with natural and man-made magic, there’s no shortage of family fun to be had. Kids of all ages will be thrilled by the discoveries, large and small, that can be found in every corner of Marin County.  Download itinerary here

Marin Shopping: Marin County knows how to shop. It's filled with people who love the finest things from all around the world - and the best selection from local craftspeople and artisans. Shopping in Marin has a very California style to it. Download itinerary here.

Marin Nightlife: The Bay Area has always been fertile ground for music and nightlife. Renowned artists from the Grateful Dead to Metallica have made their musical mark in San Francisco, but have chosen to live their days here in Marin County.  Download itinerary to experience Marin's musical culture.

Marin As Homebase: The beauty of Marin is fully realized and self-contained. But, there's another beauty worth noting - it's central location. From your home base of Marin County, you can explore other things that the Bay Area has to offer. Download itinerary here.

Outdoor Adventure & Sports allow the visitor plenty of time to leisurely explore the art and culture of Marin County, stroll among the towering redwood trees in Muir Woods National Monument, or casually meander the back roads of the Marin Headlands for spectacular ocean views and adventures in history. Download itinerary here. 

Considering more time in Marin County? Let Marin Magazine's 101 Hot Things To Do in Marin lead you through the Waldo "rainbow" tunnel, to the best burgers, walking paths, take out, coffee spots, and favorite beaches. Then of course if you don't want to get out of the car, Marin's favorite Sunday drives will offer some soul-satisfying eye candy through your windshield.


Take in the vistas of Angel Island State Park for the day. The island is a beautiful historic site located in the San Francisco Bay and is a short ferry ride away from Tiburon. Once there, visitors can choose a number of ways to get around the island. The Angel Island Company offers TramTours, bike rentals, electric bikes and Segway Tours. Have lunch at the Cove Cafe & Cantina located right at the dock, then peddle your way to the United States Immigration Station on the other side of the island. Thousands of mostly Asian immigrants were processed through this station in the late nineteenth century. The island celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. The landmark is newly renovated and is now open to the public with docent-led tours Wednesday through Sunday. 



Explore California's Underwater Parks without getting your feet wet through a new online tour! The California Google MPA Tour features detailed descriptions of each of the state marine protected areas, National Marine Sanctuaries, and National Estuaries, with stunning photos and videos, and links to local "things to do" for your enjoyment and ease of vacation planning.