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.

Shopping

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

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18856 Highway One

Marshall, CA 94940

415-663-8246

www.artbythebayweekendgallery.com

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...)

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Art Works Downtown, Inc.

1337 Fourth Street (between C & D Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-8119
www.artworksdowntown.org

Art Works Downtown owns and maintains a premier nonprofit art center in a 40,000 sq.ft historic building in the heart of downtown San Rafael on Fourth St. Featuring 3 galleries, 35+ studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts... (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!

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Bon Air Center

Just off Highway 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae
Greenbrae, CA 94904
415-461-0200
www.bonair.com

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...)

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Northgate

5800 Northgate Mall
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-479-5955
www.ShopAtNorthgate.com

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...)

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The Village at Corte Madera

1618 Redwood Highway
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-924-8557
415-924-8921 Concierge
www.VillageatCorteMadera.com

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...)

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Town Center Corte Madera

100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-924-2961
www.ShopTownCenter.com

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...)

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Vintage Oaks at Novato

208 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
415-897-9999
www.shopvintageoaks.com

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:

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AD INFIN ITEM

Contact: Michael Bates
39 Pleasant Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-459-1146
www.adinfiniteminc.com

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
415-720-5591
Email Us: info@downtownsanrafael.org
www.srbid.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... (Read More...)