Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, and minutes from downtown San Francisco, lies magnificent Marin County, California. Surrounded by water on three sides, visitors can explore wild and scenic California beaches, enjoy sailing and windsurfing in San Francisco Bay, or marvel at the ancient redwood forest on the slopes of legendary Mt. Tamalpais. The natural environment of Marin County is breathtaking!
Marin County is conveniently located between San Francisco and the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, and its warm, sunny California climate makes it possible to enjoy Marin’s incredible array of outdoor attractions all year. Marin is a natural for outdoor recreation — mountain biking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, windsurfing, kayaking, golf and tennis.
Music, art and film festivals, and historical and cultural venues like the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Civic Center continue to attract people from all over the world. Many California-grown organic fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, fresh seafood and some of the world’s best wines appear on the menus in Marin’s diverse restaurants. Wine tasting, antique shopping and exploring Marin County’s scenic countryside are all part of this California vacation paradise.
Whether it’s a bed and breakfast in a quaint downtown, a romantic hideaway on the coast, a full-service luxury hotel, or facilities to accommodate business meetings and conferences, Marin is an affordable alternative to its San Francisco neighbor. For an unforgettable California getaway, visit magnificent Marin.
Click to view the Map of Marin as a pdf.
The Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau is just off interstate 101 at 1 Mitchell Blvd., Ste B in San Rafael.
*Driving south from Napa/Sonoma on Interstate 101, take the Smith Ranch/Lucas Valley exit and turn left onto Smith Ranch Road. Turn right onto Redwood Highway then Left onto Mitchell Boulevard. Turn into the first driveway on the left and we are at the north end of the Westamerica Bank building.
*Driving north from San Francisco on Interstate 101, take the Freitas Parkway exit. Bear to the right as you exit the freeway then turn immediately left onto Redwood Highway. Redwood Highway parallels the freeway. Turn right onto Mitchell Blvd. at the Westamerica Bank building and then the first left into the parking lot. The MCVB is located on the north end of the Westamerica Bank building in Suite B. Browse our Digital Visitor Guide to view a generalized map of Marin County or view our location on Google Maps
Visit the following weblinks for street maps of individual Marin Communities: