Attractions

Do everything at once. Or do nothing at all.

You can lounge on a beach. Or you can launch yourself from a mountain and soar 2000 feet to the ocean's break. You can go to dinner. Or you can visit the ranches and farms that supply some of the finest restaurants in the world. There's no such thing as a typical Marin County vacation. Because there's nothing "typical" in Marin.

Plan your next trip and it will be like no other! 

Arts & Entertainment & Cultural

Marin County is well known for its arts, entertainment and culture. The County is proud of its home-grown Marin Symphony that plays to sold-out audiences each season. The Mountain Play, one of the longest running theatre companies in Marin, performs its annual Broadway musical production in a huge amphitheatre at the top of Mount Tamalpais. The Marin Center in San Rafael is the venue for national and international music, theatre and dance productions and numerous exhibitions throughout the year.

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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 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 art galleries, 28 studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts... Read More

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Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
415-868-0330
www.bolinasmuseum.org

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Bolinas Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the arts and history of Coastal Marin and to present exhibitions and events that provide inspiration and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Admission is... Read More

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California Film Institute

Contact: Beau Blanchard, Development Associate
(415) 526-5836
Email: bblanchard@cafilm.org
www.cafilm.org

The mission of the California Film Institute is to celebrate and promote film as art and education. We achieve this goal through three core programs: year-round programming at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the annual Mill Valley Film... Read More

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417 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-524-8932
www.destagallery.com  

In the heart of downtown San Anselmo, Desta Gallery is a unique conceptual gallery showcasing contemporary fine and feature works that are aesthetically pleasing, conceptually stimulating and socially engaging. The gallery will also bring various events such poetry readings, guest... Read More

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Dominican University

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-4440 or 1-888-323-6763
www.dominican.edu

We offer an exciting array of art exhibits, musical and dance performances, lectures and presentations, receptions and athletics events. 

We are known for our popular Visual and Performing Arts, including our Guest Concert Series, the Dominican Chorale, San Marco Art Exhibitions,... Read More

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3415 Shoreline Highway
Stinson Beach, CA  94970
415-868-2787
www.emmelinecraig.com

Emmeline Craig, born in France, moved to California in 2000. You can meet her and see her work at her own Blissful Gallery in Stinson Beach, CA. on Highway 1. Her paintings, large and small, have won the hearts of... Read More

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Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA
415-485-3328
www.falkirkculturalcenter.org

Falkirk, an 1888 Queen Anne-style Victorian building is the former home of shipping magnate Robert Dollar. The 17-room mansion was purchased by the community in 1974 to be preserved as a historic and cultural resource. This national landmark building is... Read More

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Hopmonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
415-892-6200
www.hopmonk.com/novato

If you’ve been to our first two Taverns you’ll expect another original interpretation, this time in Northern Marin County, of the things we love. That’s serving fresh, in-season craft beers alongside our unfiltered Tavern classics, Kellerbier and Dunkelweizen. Preparing in... Read More

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ink.paper.plate

Contact:  Sirima Sataman
11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
415-873-6008
www.inkpaperplate.com

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

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Kanbar Center of Performing Arts at Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-444-8000
​www.marinjcc.org 

The Kanbar Center has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County.  We have been presenting a stunning lineup of world-class performances from emerging and established performers annually... Read More

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Lorraine Almeida Fine Art

18856 Highway One
Marshall, CA 94940
415-663-8246
www.lorrainealmeida.com
Open by Appointment Only!

Lorraine’s career as teacher, author, artist, and consultant has culminated into her personal art studio, located steps away from Tomales Bay, in the tiny coastal Marin community of Marshall, California.

With a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute,... Read More

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Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-7009
www.marincenter.org
www.co.marin.ca.us/visitorservices

Thousands of visitors come to Marin County each year to see the futuristic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center. It was Wright’s last major commission and is one of the famed architect’s most distinctive designs. It is now a... Read More

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Marin Cultural Association

10 Avenue of the Flags at Marin Center
415-473-6400
www.marincenter.org  

The Marin Cultural Association advocates for and serves as a catalyst to increase participation, advance collaboration and optimize resources for culture in Marin County. Proceeds to the Marin Cultural Association help us with our mission to support arts and culture... Read More

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-506-0137
www.marinmoca.org

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center which helps the visual arts flourish. We offer free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, while creating a supportive environment for artists to work, collaborate, and... Read More

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Marin Symphony

415-479-8100
www.marinsymphony.org  

 60 years bringing great music to life to our community.

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional... Read More

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Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-5200
www.marintheatre.org

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in... Read More

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Mountain Play

1556 Fourth Street, Suite B
San Rafael, CA  94901
415-383-1100
Email: info@mountainplay.org
www.mountainplay.org

The Mountain Play Association’s mission is to produce an annual, spectacular, outdoor theatrical experience that nurtures an appreciation of Mt. Tamalpais, involves and strengthens the community, and builds on decades of tradition. The Mountain Play has been serving the Bay... Read More

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Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-444-8000
www.marinjcc.org

The Osher Marin JCC is a non-profit community organization – a place where people can enhance their lives through various activities that reflect the unique values of Jewish history and culture. We invite the entire community to take advantage of... Read More

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Point Reyes Open Studios

Point Reyes Open Studios
www.pointreyesart.com              

The Point Reyes Open Studios Group (PROS) was established in 1997 to promote the work of artists living around Tomales Bay.  Realizing the wealth of talent in the communities of Point Reyes Station, Inverness Park, Inverness, Olema and Marshall, the... Read More

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Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Box Office: 415-388-1100
www.sweetwatermusichall.com

The much-anticipated Sweetwater Music Hall – a community gathering place and live music venue dedicated to bringing back the Sweetwater’s musical legacy to Mill Valley – opened in late January of 2012. The opening of Sweetwater Music Hall marked a... Read More

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Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-2773
www.terrapincrossroads.net

Perched beautifully along the canals of San Rafael, Terrapin Crossroads is a fantastic new restaurant and music venue that pays homage to the abundant varieties of fresh ingredients and homegrown creative talent we are lucky to have around the Bay... Read More

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Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
415-899-9883
www.trekwine.com

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... Read More

Environmental

Marin County has been called the San Francisco Bay Area’s park. Almost 85 percent of its land has been protected from development through open space purchases, federal parkland, watershed lands and strict agricultural zoning.

The spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have been set aside for the enjoyment and use of the public. More than 2.5 million people travel to Marin each year to enjoy the beaches and unspoiled wilderness that make up the Point Reyes National Seashore.

They are joined by hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors who stroll through Muir Woods and marvel at this towering ancient redwood forest. The scenery and beauty of Marin County’s environment is an unusual treasure.

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Agricultural Institute of Marin

400 Smith Ranch Road, Suite D
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-472-6100
www.agriculturalinstitute.org
Bringing Farmers and Communities together in the Bay Area

Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit which runs 7 farmers markets in the Bay Area, including the flagship Marin Farmers Market at the Marin Civic Center. AIM’s mission is to educate the public about the nutritional and... Read More

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Aquarium of the Bay

2 Beach Street (The Embarcadero at Beach St.)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-623-5300
www.aquariumofthebay.org

San Francisco’s Bay Aquarium

Located on San Francisco’s walkable waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay provides unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation. We are a division of bay.org, and are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)... Read More

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Audubon Canyon Ranch

4900 Shoreline Highway 1
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
415-868-9244
www.egret.org

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization founded in 1962 to safeguard Bolinas Lagoon from irresponsible development, leading the way for the protection of Tomales Bay.  Today, ACR acts as guardian of 5,000 acres... Read More

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Bay Model Visitor Center

2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-3871

www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

The Bay Model Visitor Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It allows the public to view a three-dimensional working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River... Read More

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Bear Valley Visitors Center

Located off Highway 1, 0.5 miles west of Olema,
CA along Bear Valley Road
415-464-5100
www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

Before exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore, a visit to the Bear Valley Visitors Center is in order. The Center provides an orientation to the park’s roads, trails and general history. It also offers ecological and historical exhibits including a... Read More

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-1158

www.malt.org

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California, MALT acquires agricultural conservation... Read More

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Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Ross, CA 94957

415-455-5260

www.magc.org

Marin Art & Garden Center's eleven wooded acres have long inspired artist, gardener, and conservationist alike with their shady gardens and sunlit lawns.   Graced with a seasonal stream, fertile soil and verdant wildlife, the pesticide-free grounds contain diverse garden areas,... Read More

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Marin County Open Space District

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 415
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org
Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is the local government agency responsible for preserving public open space in Marin County, California. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Marin through the acquisition, protection, and responsible stewardship... Read More

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Marine Sanctuary Foundation

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... Read More

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Muir Woods National Monument

Mill Valley, CA 94941
Visitor Information: 415-388-2596
www.nps.gov/muwo

Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1 grows an ancient coast redwood forest named Muir Woods. Within this isolated forest, visitors from all over the world continue to marvel at 1000 year old giant redwood... Read More

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NatureBridge Conference Center

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
1033 Fort Cronhkite
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-5771
www.naturebridge.org

 

NatureBridge is a private nonprofit organization that offers environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, teen leadership programs, summer day camps for kids, and conference facilities in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Marin Headlands, just north of San... Read More

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Point Bonita YMCA

981 Fort Barry, GGNRA

Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-9622

www.pointbonitaymca.org

Point Bonita YMCA offers affordable space for special events such as business meetings, corporate retreats, conferences, weddings, family reunions, youth and church retreats, training and workshops. Our facility is the prime location for a peaceful retreat with breathtaking views, windswept... Read More

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Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org
Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

Located at the top of the Tiburon Peninsula, Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve contains some of the most unusual natural landscape in Marin County. Named for George E. Ring, county supervisor from 1895 until 1903, this rock-strewn site is a... Read More

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Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

3152 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
415-338-3543
www.rtc.sfsu.edu

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies is San Francisco State University’s marine and estuarine research facility. RTC is situated on a breathtaking 36 acre parcel of bay front property located just outside the town of Tiburon, California.

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Slide Ranch

2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965
415-381-6155
www.slideranch.org

Founded in the same year as Earth Day, Slide Ranch was an early leader in the food sustainability movement. Since 1970, more than 200,000 visitors have experienced this inspiring place.

Slide Ranch teaches visitors the impact our choices have on food,... Read More

Food and Wine

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Agricultural Institute of Marin

400 Smith Ranch Road, Suite D
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-472-6100
www.agriculturalinstitute.org
Bringing Farmers and Communities together in the Bay Area

Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit which runs 7 farmers markets in the Bay Area, including the flagship Marin Farmers Market at the Marin Civic Center. AIM’s mission is to educate the public about the nutritional and... Read More

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AppleGarden Farm

3875 Tomales Petaluma Road
Tomales, CA  94971
707-878-9152
www.applegardenfarm.com 
 

We are an organic apple farm in Tomales, CA specializing in heritage apple trees. We make “estate” hard cider exclusively from our own apples, and process completely here on the farm.  We are currently providing weekend farm tours, which includes... Read More

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Cowgirl Creamery & Cantina

80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-9335
866-433-7834
www.cowgirlcreamery.com

Our creamery is located at Tomales Bay Foods, a restored barn at 80 Fourth Street in Point Reyes Station. There is also a cheese counter for tasting and purchasing local cheese, and a nice selection of books, knives, boards and... Read More

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Heidrun Meadery

11925 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-9122
www.heidrunmeadery.com

Located in Point Reyes Station, Heidrun Meadery produces naturally sparkling varietal meads using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Our trademark Champagne-style of mead is light, dry, delicate and refreshing, with subtle exotic aromas and flavors found only in the essence... Read More

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Marin Farmers Market

800-897-FARM
415-472-6100
www.agriculturalinstitute.org

Marin County is known as a center for organic food and cutting-edge organic farming techniques. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Marin County in 2005 to learn more about the organic farming methods used by Marin’s growers.

The Marin... Read More

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Marin French Cheese Company

7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
800-292-6001
www.marinfrenchcheese.com

A Favorite Destination for Visitors and Cheese Lovers from Around the World

Each year visitors from all over the world come to Marin French Cheese to learn how artisan cheese is made and sample the award-winning cheeses handmade in “the Cheese... Read More

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McEvoy Ranch

5935 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
866.617.6779
Email:  visit@mcevoyranch.com
www.mcevoyranch.com

When Nan McEvoy, granddaughter of San Francisco Chronicle founder, M.H. de Young, went in search of a place where her grandchildren could fully experience the distinct beauty of Northern California, she fell in love with 550... Read More

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Nicasio Valley Cheese Company

5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
415-662-6200
www.nicasiocheese.com

We are committed to sustainable agriculture. Being organic and pasture-based confirms this. The family dairy started in 1919 and in 2006 the organic conversion process began. Today, all of our cheeses are made from 100% organic farmstead cow's milk.

Establishing the... Read More

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The Cheese School of San Francisco

2124 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
415-346-7530
www.thecheeseschool.com

 

The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independently owned and operated institution in the nation dedicated entirely to helping people maximize their enjoyment and appreciation of cheese.

Our philosophy is “eating is learning” and we treat our students to... Read More

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The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

14700 Highway 1
Point Reyes, CA 94956
415-663-8880
800-591-6878

www.pointreyescheese.com/thefork

Just one visit and you’ll find The Fork is a long way from every-day!

The Giacomini family has been making farmstead products for more than 50 years. Producing the highest quality milk for their award-winning cheese is more than just a... Read More

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Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
415-899-9883
www.trekwine.com

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... Read More

Guided Tours

Marin is all about the outdoors. From the seaside, to the mountains, to every natural nook and cranny you can imagine. Residents have spent lifetimes exploring the open-air adventures that Marin has to offer.  Taking a scheduled, guided tour is one of many ways to explore beautiful Marin County, whether it is hopping on a tour bus to Muir Woods or Wine Country, cruising San Francisco Bay by boat, exploring San Pedro Bay by SUP, kayaking Tomales Bay, or hiking Marin Headlands, Mount Tam, or Point Reyes National Seashore with a trusted guide.  

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101 Surf Sports

115 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-8492
www.101surfsports.com

The water is right behind our shop so come on down!

Recently named "3rd Best Water Sports Shop in the Country", 101 Surf Sports is a full service Water Sports Shop specializing in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Kayaking... Read More

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Blue Waters Kayaking

12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94933
415-669-2600
www.bluewaterskayaking.com

Blue Waters Kayaking is your outdoor activity resource for the West Marin area. We offer kayaking tours, hiking tours, as wells as specialized camping, birding and oyster tours. 

Visit us at home in the Point Reyes National Seashore on beautiful Tomales... Read More

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Coastal Walkers

Contact:  Ben Davidson
415-250-9941
Email:  sanfranciscocoastwalk@gmail.com
www.coastalwalkers.com

Coastal Walkers introduces visitors and locals alike to the dramatic wild north coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Our expertly guided, half-day walking tours are infused with California history and led by local guides along the beautiful unspoiled... Read More

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Evergreen Escapes

Toll Free | 866-203-7603
San Francisco local | 415-872-5007
www.evergreenescapes.com

Evergreen Escapes blends the best natural wonders, boutique wineries, and urban enchantments into small-group day tours and custom, private escapes from San Francisco and Marin County. Our naturalist guides and immersive experiences have been recognized by National Geographic Traveler, CNN.com,... Read More

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Extranomical Tours

928 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
866-231-3752

www.extranomical.com

Extranomical Tours is a sightseeing company leading unique tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We can accommodate small and large groups and all our unique tours can be customized to fit the... Read More

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Golden Gate Yacht Charters

Departing Sausalito, San Francisco & Tiburon, CA
415-300-6095
Info@goldengateyachtcharters.com
www.goldengateyachtcharters.com

Hop on board Golden Gate Yacht Charters 54′ luxury motor yacht and enjoy a breathtaking private charter on the San Francisco Bay! We offer custom length charters and tours for up to 15 passengers at a time, all... Read More

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Gourmet Food & Wine Tours

707-668-7990
www.gourmetfoodandwinetours.com

Enjoy a delicious walk through history with Gourmet Food and Wine Tours!

Premier walking food-and-wine pairing tours featuring the most charming parts of Sausalito, Tiburon, Napa (Yountville), and Sonoma.

Our 3+ hour, multi-course, progressive dining experiences combine stops at four gourmet restaurants... Read More

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Point Reyes Outdoors

11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-8192
www.PointReyesOutdoors.com

Point Reyes Outdoors offers sea kayaking tours, classes, and overnight kayaking trips in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We also offer customized team building (on land and water) and environmental education kayaking & hiking trips for groups. Join us for... Read More

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Point Reyes Safaris

Contact:  Daniel Dietrich
303-929-8443
www.pointreyessafaris.com

WILD IS WAITING

On a Point Reyes Safari, you will be joining professional wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich on an unforgettable experience seeing and photographing the amazing wildlife and scenic lands of the amazing Point Reyes National Seashore.   

The Park holds incredible... Read More

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Pure Luxury Transportation: Guided Wine Tours

4246 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
800-626-5466
www.PureLuxury.com

Relax in Pure Luxury and enjoy an exclusive, customized wine tour, created and guided by internationally renowned sommelier, Christopher Sawyer. Or, request a professional guide for any of our preset tours in Napa or Sonoma Wine Country. Since 1991, Pure... Read More

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Red and White Fleet

San Francisco, CA 94133
415-673-2900
www.RedandWhite.com

Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet – San Francisco’s cruise tradition since 1892! Founded as a launch and tugboat company by 17-year old Thomas Crowley - over 115 years ago, the Red and White Fleet is San Francisco’s... Read More

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SF Bay Adventures & Schooner Freda B

1001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-0444
www.sfbayadventures.com
www.schoonerfredab.com

SF Bay Adventures is the premier local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay area. The headquarters are located on the beautiful and historic Sausalito waterfront. SF Bay Adventures has served locals and visitors for over 2... Read More

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TAM Hiking Tours

Contact:  Debra Schwartz
415-888-2474
www.tamhikingtours.com  

Hike beautiful Mt Tamalpais, located just 15 minutes from San Francisco. Learn about Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley and San Francisco history, local Native American history, and Bay Area geology, while hiking on awesome trails through redwood forests and along open... Read More

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Tomales Bay Sailing

Contact:  Captain Brett Miller
415-787-4886
www.tomalesbaysailing.com

Tomales Bay is a long, narrow inlet located in western Marin County. It is approximately 14 miles long and nearly one mile wide throughout its entire length. The shape of the bay derives from the fact that it lies along... Read More

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Walk Marin

415-302-7863
www.walkmarin.com
Explore Marin your Way!

Let’s explore walking paths of Marin towns, Mount Tam and Muir Woods with our semi-private walking tours.  Meander through Larkspur, a small quaint town and then end in Madrone Canyon with an incredible redwood forest path and cascading waterfall as... Read More

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West Marin Food & Farm Tours

Contact: Elizabeth Hill
415-599-9222
www.foodandfarmtours.com

Experience Point Reyes in a whole new way ~ come along on a gourmet guided tour of West Marin's culinary hotspots and sample the best wine, cheese, breads, pastries, produce, oysters in the area. Get a behind-the-scenes look into local... Read More

Historical and Museums

Visitors to Marin County can choose from a variety of historic activities by either visiting State Parks that are scattered throughout, checking out local museums, walking the Earthquake Trail adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitors Center in West Marin or visiting historic Downtown Larkspur with its turn-of-the century buildings. Marin’s historical attractions offer all visitors a plethora of activities to choose from at any time of the year.

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American Legion Log Cabin - San Anselmo

20 Veterans Place
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-456-0834
​www.americanlegionlogcabin.com

Built between 1933 and 1934 by veterans of WWI, using local redwood trees and no power tools.  It is home to the American Legion Post 179, Women's American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179 and Boy Scout Troop 15.  The cabin serves... Read More

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Angel Island State Park

415-435-1915
www.angelisland.org

Angel Island State Park is a 740-acre mountainous island in the San Francisco Bay offering a variety of activities including hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and tram tours. It also has some of the best views of San Francisco and the... Read More

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-339-3900
www.baykidsmuseum.org

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum... Read More

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Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
415-868-0330
www.bolinasmuseum.org

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Bolinas Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the arts and history of Coastal Marin and to present exhibitions and events that provide inspiration and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Admission is... Read More

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China Camp State Park

Four miles east of San Rafael on North San Pedro Road to the shore of San Pablo Bay
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-0766
www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex

This 1,648-acre bayside park just outside of San Rafael, acquired its name from a Chinese fishing village that once flourished there. Visitors may view a preserved fisherman’s cottage and the China Camp Museum. Access the park from Hwy. 101, Exit... Read More

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Dominican University

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-4440 or 1-888-323-6763
www.dominican.edu

The history of Dominican University of California can be traced back to 1850.  As Bishop Alemany was returning to his new post in California, he stopped in Paris and expressed his desire to have a few Dominican sisters join him... Read More

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Golden Gate Bridge

Dial 511 (within the Bay area)
415-455-2000 (outside the Bay area)
www.goldengatebridge.org/visitors

A trip to Marin County wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This historic bridge, which is 1.7 miles long, was opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the bridge... Read More

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Hamilton Field History Museum

555 Hangar Avenue, in the historic 1934 Firehouse
Novato, CA   949494
415-382-8614
www.novato.org/museum

Hamilton Field History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring the history and stories of Hamilton Army Airfield and Air Force Base, and the life of the field after decommissioning.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm;... Read More

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Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Ross, CA 94957

415-455-5260

www.magc.org  

Marin Art & Garden Center stands on land that was originally part of a Mexican land grant called "Rancho Punta de Quentin."  James Ross, for whom the town of Ross was named, owned it.  He settled here in 1857 on... Read More

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Marin Museum of Bicycling & Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Fairfax, CA 94930
415-450-8000
www.mmbhof.org

 

The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California. Highlights include the Igler Collection showing the fascinating evolution of the bicycle with original examples from the 1860s to the 1890s, and the Mountain... Read More

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-506-0137
www.marinmoca.org

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center which helps the visual arts flourish. We offer free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, while creating a supportive environment for artists to work, collaborate, and... Read More

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Marin Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA  94947
415-897-4064
www.marinindian.com

The mission of the Museum of the American Indian is to provide the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures. The Museum promotes accuracy, sensitivity and respect for the heritage... Read More

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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-3016
www.saintraphael.com

On December 14, 1817, Mission San Rafael was established as an assistencia or “helper” mission to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Because its original purpose was to care for the sick, it was named after St. Rafael the Archangel, the... Read More

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Novato Historic Old Town

415-897-1164

tourism.novatochamber.com

Historical buildings dot downtown Novato, including the Novato History Museum (1850), City Hall (a former Presbyterian church built in 1896) and Druid’s Hall (1899), among others. Novato’s old town is located along Grant Avenue.

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Novato History Museum

815 DeLong Avenue, in the historic 1850 Postmaster's House
Novato, CA  94945
415-897-4320
www.novato.org/museum

Novato History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring Novato’s history, from daily life to local industry, beginning with the Mexican land grants of the mid-19th century through modern history.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00pm; Free... Read More

Novato Museums Association

Novato, CA 94947
415-897-5705
​www.novatomuseums.org

Novato Museums Association is a volunteer organization that represents Novato’s six museums, which includes Hamilton Field History Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato History Museum,

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Olompali State Historic Park

8901 Redwood Highway
Novato, CA 94948
415-892-3383
www.parks.ca.gov/olompali

Olompali State Historic Park features interpretative displays on the history of the park at the Visitor Center, ranging from pre-historic Coast Miwok settlements through 19th-20th century Mexican and American ranching.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Visitor Center... Read More

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm

This active lighthouse dates from 1877 and sits on top of a rugged outcropping overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Access to the lighthouse is from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, down a one mile long road and across a suspension... Read More

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Point Reyes Lighthouse

Lighthouse Visitor Center
Point Reyes, CA
415-669-1534
www.nps.gov/pore

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is located at the western-most point of the Point Reyes Headlands. Due to concerns that Point Reyes’ heavy fog could obscure the lighthouse, it was built 275 feet down the bluff. In 1975 the station was... Read More

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San Francisco Theological Seminary - San Anselmo

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-451-2800
800-447-8820
www.sfts.edu

 The Seminary was founded in 1871 in San Francisco as Presbyterian City College. In 1870 the College received a gift of a 14-acre hilltop in San Anselmo. Money to build the campus was also donated, and on September 21, 1892... Read More

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The Space Station Museum

464 Ignacio Boulevard at Pacheco Plaza
Novato, CA  94949
415-524-3940
www.thespacestationca.org

There is a need to have permanent space exhibits in the Bay Area to help educate children about the exciting history of space exploration, and to increase the public’s understanding that a strong global commitment toward future space travel is... Read More

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Unity in Marin - Novato

600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-475-5000
www.unityinmarin.org  

Step back in time to the sun-kissed days when California belonged to Spain and the centers of its towns held flowing fountains, colonnades, bell towers, gardens and charming baroque facades.

Unity In Marin invites you to do just that. Nestled in... Read More

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Marin Bocce Federation

550 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-485-5583
www.marinbocce.org

Located next to the San Rafael Community Center, the Marin Bocce Federation manages and operates a beautiful, family oriented, 10-court bocce facility open to the public seven days a week. Click here to view our video.

Hours of... Read More

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Marin Cyclists Road Club

206 Ross Valley Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-497-9362
www.marincyclists.com

Marin Cyclists is a nonprofit club dedicated to helping cyclists meet up to experience the wonders of riding in Marin County and the wider Bay Area. We offer organized rides on weekends and shorter, informal rides during the week as... Read More

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Peacock Gap Golf Club

333 Biscayne Drive

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-453-4940

www.peacockgapgolfclub.com

Classic golf course architecture is defined by fairways that invite but challenge and greens that creep beyond where the player thinks they end.  This is the intrigue of classic golf and the foundation of Peacock Gap Golf Club.

Renovated and improved... Read More

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San Rafael Pacifics Baseball

1201 Second Street
San Rafael, California 94901
415-485-1563
www.pacificsbaseball.com

The sweet sounds of summer baseball are echoing throughout San Rafael's Albert Park. From the crack of the bat, to the pop of the glove to the smell of the grass, the San Rafael Pacifics invite you to be a... Read More

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Speedway Motorsports Sonoma

29355 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, California 95476
800-870-7223
www.racesonoma.com

The fender-banging action of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headlines the 2012 Big O Tires Racing Season at Speedway Motorsports Sonoma. The seven-race major event schedule, featuring everything from stock cars to motorcycles, will be highlighted by three of the... Read More