Outdoor Recreation

Weather that allows outdoor activities all year round.

Meetings & Events

An event in Marin is an event remembered.

Home to Famous Attractions

Muir Woods, the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center... all on the sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge.


The charm and character of Marin’s unique cities are reflected in its many neighborhood shopping districts.  Each community in Marin offers shoppers something unique for every taste and wish.  Located within the communities of Marin are boutiques, antique stores, fine arts and one-of-a-kind crafts, handmade gifts, and home furnishings.  Art galleries are scattered throughout Marin, many of them filled with the work of local artists.

In addition to the local community shops, Marin also hosts regional and nationally-known retailers, located in a number of shopping centers throughout the county.  From Vintage Oaks at Novato to Northgate Mall in San Rafael, to the beautiful high-end outdoor shopping destinations in Corte Madera to the many retail plazas strategically placed throughout Mill Valley and Larkspur, and all the way up through San Anselmo and Fairfax.  But let’s not forgot the organic finds and eclectic shops scattered through the hills of West Marin / Point Reyes.

Art Studios and Galleries


18856 Highway One

Marshall, CA 94940



A fine art gallery on the shores of Tomales Bay. Starting February 1st, open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5pm. Showcasing some of West Marin's most accomplished artists in a light filled room with the comfort of a wood... (Read More...)


Art Works Downtown, Inc.

1337 Fourth Street (between C & D Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901

Art Works Downtown, Inc. is a premier nonprofit art center in a 40,000 sq.ft historic building in the heart of downtown San Rafael on Fourth Street. Featuring 4 galleries, 28 studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts guild, frame... (Read More...)



Contact:  Sirima Sataman
11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956

INK.PAPER.PLATE is a printmaking studio and arts workshop specializing in letterpress, woodcut, linocut, etching, monotype, screenprinting and bookarts.

The retail workshop showcases artist-made goods, sells art supplies, offers personalized art instruction for all levels of artists, and hosts... (Read More...)


Marin MOCA Museum Store

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. It is a unique non-collecting museum that is for artists, about artists, and by artists. MarinMOCA seeks to present art in an environment that provides a supportive venue for... (Read More...)


Sausalito Artists

Sausalito, CA 94966
Email:  info@sausalitoartists.com
Phone: 415-706-5051

Sausalito Artists is a large group of talented, local, visual artists. Our art studio tours are a unique experience and peek into this vibrant, creative community.

During your guided tour you will meet artists in their working studios, observe the creative... (Read More...)

Shopping Centers

Marin County has an array of shopping centers - each filled with their own interesting mix of stores. Our shopping centers are destinations within themselves, as they all include major anchors, dining options, and many provied a variety of activities for people of all ages. Many of them are open-air centers, which makes them pet friendly. Make sure to check with a specific retailer before taking your pet, as not all merchants permit furry friends!


Bon Air Center

Just off Highway 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae
Greenbrae, CA 94904

Bon Air Center was built in 1952 as Greenbrae’s commercial and community center, and today remains the focal point for local services and shopping with over 50 stores and restaurants. Throughout the year the Center hosts events that showcase local... (Read More...)


Marin Country Mart

2257 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939

Marin Country Mart is an open-air shopping and dining destination that features a noteworthy collection of appealing boutiques, farm-to-table eateries and convenient services – enhanced by myriad special events for adults and children, including Friday Night Jazz and the Folkish... (Read More...)



5800 Northgate Mall
San Rafael, CA 94903

From its commanding location along Highway 101 in San Rafael – the county’s oldest and largest city – Northgate has been a part of the local landscape for 45 years. Situated 16 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Northgate... (Read More...)


The Village at Corte Madera

1618 Redwood Highway
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-924-8921 Concierge

The Village at Corte Madera offers an extraordinary shopping experience. The area's upscale shoppers will find luxury, high-end shopping, including Macy's, Nordstrom, The Cheesecake Factory, The Apple Store, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, Anthropologie, Juicy Couture, lululemon athletic, Michael Stars, kate... (Read More...)


Town Center Corte Madera

100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Modeled after an Italian hill town, Town Center is a charming lifestyle center that combines conventional retail and retail service uses to serve its community. The center is characterized by meandering pedestrian passageways connecting the buildings and is highlighted by... (Read More...)


Vintage Oaks at Novato

208 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945

Vintage Oaks at Novato is home to more than 50 of the most popular retailers, restaurants, and service providers in Marin County, including anchors Target, Costco, and Macy’s Furniture. Other stores include Sephora, a newly expanded Sports Authority, Bath &... (Read More...)

Miscellaneous Shopping

Shopping experiences expand the horizon. Marin County and abroad has a variety of things to buy, whether it’s for your neighbor or employee / corporate gifts, gift baskets and floral arrangements for special occasions, or photography packages, our business partners are here for you. Other shopping venues include:

AD INFIN ITEM Promotional Items

Contact: Michael Bates
39 Pleasant Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

Ad Infin Item specializes in placing company logos on a wide variety of products, such as mugs, key chains, calendars, pens, pencils, bags, balloons, shirts, etc. Our goal is to provide excellent service while helping you promote your business. We... (Read More...)

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Downtown San Rafael

817 Mission StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901
Email Us: info@downtownsanrafael.org

The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501 C(6) nonprofit corporation established to revitalize the downtown corridor and promote the common interests of Downtown businesses. Through attention to streetscape, marketing and promotions, special events and advocating on... (Read More...)

Shop Novato Local

The Downtown Novato Business Association is a volunteer based non-profit responsible for creating, organizing, supporting and marketing Downtown Novato public events. The organization is funded by the City of Novato through assessments of the member businesses. Next time you are... (Read More...)