Welcome to the place you never knew you always wanted to visit
Marin County is a paradise for outdoor recreation with weather that allows visitor and residents alike to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and sailing all year around. 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:
Half Day Tours will give you time to either tour the Marin Civic Center, visit San Rafael's Mission, or have a family day at the Bay Area Discovery Museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. Download itinerary here.
Full Day Tours 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 backroads of the Marin Headlands for spectacular ocean views and adventures in history. Download itinerary here.
Considering a day 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. 2012 is the year the island is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The landmark is newly renovated and is now open to the public with docent led tours Wednesday through Sunday.
Dive Into California's Underwater Parks! 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.