Marin County's 2024 Visitor Guide

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MARIN COUNTY, you’ll love who you are when you get here...

Marin County is just a little out there. As in one famous bridge away from San Francisco. And right next door to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that’s unique in this clever corner of California.

So come take a vacation from the typical vacation. The question is, where do you want to start?


Five Reasons to Visit


Tips on Driving Marin Roads

When and how to drive Marin’s roads with points of interest and distances in miles and kms

Marin Communities

Find maps and highlights of Marin County towns: Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Novato, San Rafael, Fairfax/San Anselmo and Coastal Marin

What To Do

Marin attractions include agritourism, farmers’ markets, outdoor adventures, the arts and museums

Pet Friendly Marin

Find pet-friendly hotels and hiking trails for you and your woof


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Visit Marin Safely Muir Woods Reservations SMART Train
Find a Beach Pages 36 - 37 Meeting Information Pages 66 - 71 Business Resources Page 72 - 73 DIRECTORIES Dining and Nightlife Experience the highlights of Marin’s culinary secrets and where to go after dark Pages 38 - 41 Marin Shopping Find the best of Marin’s shopping with name brand stores, convenient parking, and food courts Pages 42 - 47 Marin Adventures Outdoor activities, farm and family tours, romantic places, and girls’ day/night out on the town Pages 49 - 55 Marin Hotels Whether a beach side bungalow or a trusted favorite hotel, Marin has the perfect accommodation for you Pages 56 - 65 Calendar of Events Pages 12 - 13 INDEX Page 74


Travel Responsibly & Visit Marin Safely

We are fortunate here in Marin that there are a number of outdoor spaces and state parks available with so many things to do. As a visitor, your safety is our primary concern, so we urge you before visiting any area in Marin to educate yourself on local conditions and regulations. Closures and openings of venues change quickly, and it is up to you to plan ahead and. Also, visit our Leave No Trace webpage!

Marin’s Art and Culture

The Downtown San Rafael Arts District is a state-designated arts and culture district. Find music performances, streaming theater, special film screenings, author talks and book readings, online art exhibits, arts education resources, and so much more.

Shopping & Dining

The charm and character of Marin’s unique cities are reflected in its many neighborhood shopping districts and restaurants. Each community in Marin will offer something unique with either a one-of-a-kind purchase or a dining experience only unique to the County in representing its organic agricultural practices. Check our website prior to visiting any location for current updates on openings and closures.

Bike Mount Tamalpais

Locally referred to as Mt. Tam, it is recognized as the birthplace of mountain biking. The Old Railroad Grade fire road that begins in Mill Valley, once the right-of-way of the Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railroad, is the easiest route for traversing up the mountain to its peak of 2,571 feet (784 m) at East Peak.

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Marin County’s Wilder Side Five Items Not To Miss

Muir Woods National Monument

Visitors come from around the globe pay homage to nature in this cathedral of redwoods, just a short drive from the Golden Gate Bridge off Hwy 101. The park is very popular and reservations required. Consider using the Muir Woods Shuttle with pickup locations in Mill Valley and the Sausalito Ferry.

Earthquake Trail

At Point Reyes National Seashore, you can walk right on top of the infamous San Andreas Fault. One easy place to locate it is on the short Earthquake Trail, which leads from the parking lot near the Bear Valley Visitor Center. See the fence that was moved a distance of 20 feet after the “Great Quake” that shook San Francisco on April 18, 1906.

Agritourism Activities

Take a farm tour, watch cheese being made, attend a local farmers’ market, learn about beekeeping and making sparkling mead, harvest apples and pet sheep on preserved ranches, taste and purchase wonderful artisan and farmstead cheeses.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The historic Lighthouse warned mariners of danger for more than a hundred years. After renovations, the lighthouse is open except for the observation tower. Visit Friday through Monday from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Take the 300 step descent from the visitor center to the lighthouse.

View the Wildlife

Explore the beauty of the area and experience local wildlife events such as Gray Whale migrations and Elephant Seal colonies from Chimney Rock. Visit the many tide pools, hike among local Tule Elk and explore premier birding locations.

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Make your visit to Muir Woods more enjoyable by reserving in advance.


Parking Reservation

$9.50 per privately owned vehicle.

Shuttle Reservation

$3.75 per adult round trip ticket (16 years and older)

Free for a child round trip ticket (15 years and younger)

The shuttle runs on all weekends and holidays, year-round, and operates on weekdays during certain summer dates from June to August.

Park Entrance Fee

$15.00 per adult (16 years and older)

Free for children (15 years and younger)

Entrance fees may be purchased in advance with your reservation or upon arrival to the park.

Operating Hours

Park Hours:

9:00 am to sunset 365 days a year.

Visitor Center Hours

9:00 am to 30 minutes before the park closes. Muir Woods Trading Co. and Cafe Hours:

9:00 am to an hour before the park closes.

There is NO cell phone service or WiFi at or around Muir Woods National Monument. Please download your parking reservation or shuttle ticket in advance.

For shuttle pick-up locations and reservations, visit the website or by phone at (800) 410-2419 for advance and day-of reservations (dependent on the availability). Commercial carriers will be required to make advance permit reservations through a separate system managed by

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Ride the new rail from Sonoma County to Marin and discover our county’s fun!

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.

Plan your stops along the Marin line if visiting from San Francisco or Sonoma and experience Marin’s wide variety of cultural entertainment.

Begin at Larkspur Landing’s Country Mart where visitors will find every item of interest. Downtown San Rafael offers a number of shopping

and dining options within a short walk. At the Marin Center, shop the farmers’ market or stay for one of the cultural events. Visit Novato’s Old Town District along Grant Avenue with its sidewalk cafes and wine tasting rooms. Clipper Cards are available at most stations.

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The Food

Marin French Cheese Company has been making cheese in Marin since 1865 when they first offered their original Breakfast Cheese. It is the longest continually operating cheese company in America.

Nicasio Valley Cheese: Best known locally for their award winning Foggy Morning cheese. It’s soft with a very subtle tang. This cheese captures the true essence of West Marin.

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese: The Giacomini family has been making award-winning Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese for over a decade and expanded their collection with four new cheeses. They opened a culinary center called The Fork which offers focused cheese tastings, chef demonstrations, farm dinners and other special events.

Heidrun Meadery: Producing naturally sparkling varietal meads using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Bee Mead!

The Arts

Marin Music: The county’s vibrant music scene has a rich history that goes back to the ‘60s and beyond. At one time or another, Marin has been home to musical legends such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, musicians Huey Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Carlos Santana, Sammy Hagar, Van Morrison, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), and many others.

As an important county-wide cultural events resource, the MarinArts online calendar makes it easy to discover and participate in creative and cultural events throughout our community.

Mill Valley Film Festival: The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers’ festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films. Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries.

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The Coastal Miwok People

Sir Francis Drake probably first sighted and mapped the foggy coastline of the Marin Headlands in 1579, at which time he is thought to have camped along the beach which bears his name today. But before Drake came to California, the Coast Miwok people were the original inhabitants of what is now called Marin County. Visit “Kule Loklo” (meaning Bear Valley), a recreated village located a short walk from the visitor center.

1817: Mission San Rafael

Arcangel is number 20 in a chain of 21 California missions. It was originally a sub-mission of San Francisco de Asís used as a place of recovery for local working natives.

1896: Mt Tamalpais

Gravity Car: The Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railroad was dubbed by locals as the “Crookedest Railroad in the World” because of its 281curves curves in just over eight miles of track.

1955: The Boyd House

Louise Arner Boyd was a prominent resident of San Rafael and the first woman to fly over the North Pole. For more information, visit the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael.

1957: Frank Lloyd Wright at the age of 90, was commissioned to design Marin’s Civic Center. This was his last project before his death in 1959. Docent led tours are available weekly.

Home to Mountain Biking:

Mt. Tamalpais, the birthplace of mountain biking in the late 1970s, gave rise to legends such as Joe Breeze and Gary Fisher. In the late 1960s, a group of Marin teenagers known as The Larkspur Canyon Gang rode 1930s-40s vintage single-speed balloon tire bikes on Mt. Tamalpais. Their exploits spawned the birth of mountain biking.

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County is expansive.

Below are a handful of traffic tips that will help you on the roads. There are also a variety of other transportation methods at your disposal, from bus and ferry service, to destination shuttles, airport transfers, and car rentals.


Marin County is located in Northern California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge, with San Francisco to the south, Sonoma County to the north, and Napa County to the north/ east. Highway 101, the main north/south artery, allows access to San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. Highway 1 takes you to the communities of West Marin/Point Reyes Seashore and the scenic Marin coast.

Commuter Traffic Tips

For the best use of your travel time keep in mind the commuter traffic times on Highway 101:

• Morning commute: 6:00am to 10:00am, southbound

• Evening commute: 3:30pm to 6:30pm, northbound

• Utilize public transportation: Muir Woods Shuttle service

runs every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day

• Golden Gate Transit/Ferry


Marin enjoys a temperate, Mediterranean climate year round. Winters are moderate with temperatures averaging 55 degrees, with occasional rain. Summers are warm and dry, with the strong possibility of morning and evening fog, especially in the Golden Gate area. The average summer temperature is 82 degrees. A light coat or jacket is recommended for summer evenings.

Airport Transportation


Marin is an estimated 1.5 hour drive from each of the following airports:

San Francisco International

Sonoma County Airport

Oakland International

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West Marin is the largest rural region of Marin County.

The West Marin Chamber of Commerce includes seven unincorporated communities: Point Reyes Station, Olema, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Tomales, Dillon Beach, and Inverness.

West Marin is located on the Pacific Ocean side of Mount Tamalpais, west of Nicasio, and northwest of Muir Beach.

Bear Valley Visitor Center 23mi/37km 40 min 1mi/15km 3min Golden Gate Bridge 17mi/27km 20min 31mi/50km 50min Muir Woods 14mi/23km 25min 22mi/36km 40min Napa 38mi/60km 45min 47mi/76km 1h 5min Olema Visitor Center 22mi/37km 35min -Point Reyes Lighthouse 42mi/68km 1h 14min 22mi/35km 40min Point Reyes Station 25mi/40km 40min 3mi/5km 6min San Francisco Downtown 22mi/35km 35min 36mi/58km 1hour San Rafael Visitor Center - - 22mi/37km 35min Sonoma 23mi/38km 30min 33mi/54km 50min Stinson Beach 23mi/38km 45min 13mi/21km 20min Yosemite Village 212mi/337km 4hrs 228mi/367km 4h 30min To San Rafal Visitor Center Driving Times To Olema Visitor Center Driving Times Marin Transport: (415) 256-8832 (415) 455-2000 West Marin Stagecoach (415) 526-3239 (415) 435-2131 11 Official Visitors Guide | Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau DRIVING


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County is home to hundreds of public events throughout the year. These include theatrical productions, under-the-radar festivals, farmers’ markets, musical concerts, historical re-enactments, art & crafts shows, educational events and on and on. Below is a sampling that will keep you busy throughout the year.


Farmers’ Market

Marin Civic

Center: Thursdays and Sundays

Art Walks

Mill Valley: First Tuesday of each month

San Rafael: Second Friday of each month

Marin Center

Performing arts and music

Marin Outdoor

Antique Market

Marin Civic Center parking lot


Egret Nesting

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Elephant Seals

In Point Reyes

National Seashore

Whale Watching

Point Reyes

National Seashore


Opening Day on the Bay

View sail boats from the Headlands

Point Reyes

Birding Festival

Marin Headlands


May Madness and Classic Car Parade

Downtown San Rafael along Fourth Street

DocLands Film Festival

Smith Rafael Film Center


Dipsea Footrace

Starts at Mill

Valley’s Depot

Fairfax Festival

Bolinas and Peri Parks in Fairfax

Mountain Play

Mt. Tamalpais

Novato Art, Wine and Music Festival

Grant Avenue in old town Novato

Mill Valley Wine and Food Tasting

Downtown Depot Plaza

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Movies in Creek Park

Each Saturday

Through October in San Anselmo’s outdoor parks

Western Weekend

Point Reyes Station


Marin County Fair

Civic Center


Corte Madera & Larkspur Parade

Magnolia Avenue to the Town Center


Civic Center


Indian Big Time Celebration

Point Reyes at Kule Loklo Village


Summer Outdoor Concerts

Various locations

through September

Sand Sculpture Contest

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes

National Seashore

Tule Elk Viewing Point Reyes


Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Old Mill Park

Fleet Week on the Bay

Bay festivities and flying Blue Angels!

Sound Summit

Atop Mount Tam

Mill Valley Film Festival

Sequoia and Rafael

Film Centers

Tiburon Wine Festival

Main Street

Trick ‘o Treat

Fourth Street in San Rafael

Raptor Migration

Hawk Hill - Marin



Winter Wonderland and Parade of Lights

Downtown San Rafael on Fourth St.

Lighted Boat Parade

Along San Rafael’s Canal Shoreline

Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker

Marin Center

Mill Valley’s WinterFest

Downtown Plaza

Tiburon Intl Film Festival

Main Street

Tiburon Holiday Festival

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No other Bay Area community offers so much to so many, so close to San Francisco.


1 Floodwater:

152 Shoreline Hwy (415) 843-4545

A sprawling, indoor-outdoor eatery that offers California fare and cocktails in rustic-cool digs.

2 Piazza D’Angelo Ristorante:

22 Miller Avenue (415) 388-2000

Serving wholesome Italian fare afternoons and evenings.

3 Harmony Restaurant:

800 Redwood Highway (415) 381-5300

4 Sweetwater’s Rock & Rye:

19 Corte Madera Avenue (415) 388-3850


5 Fashionable boutiques, and cafes abound in the downtown Depot area. Strawberry Village, a local shopping haven with

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a Tuscan inspired ambiance is just off Hwy 101 and includes a Tuesday Farmers Market too.


6 Take the bike trail through the Bothin Marsh preserve to the Golden Gate Bridge.

7 Pick up a Steps Lanes and Paths map at the Library (375 Throckmorton Ave) and walk historic evacuation trails still in use.

8 Old Mill Park, located in a redwood grove, houses part of the wood mill that gave Mill Valley its name.

For more information:

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce

85 Throckmorton Avenue

(415) 388-9700

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The town of Corte Madera is a small, vital community reflecting an easy, outdoor lifestyle and well-known for shopping.


Within Corte Madera’s two main shopping centers, explore the varied dining features offered at each center such as

1 Pacific Catch:

133 Corte Madera Town Center (415) 927-3474

Serving Pacific Rim influenced soups, sandwiches, and seafood bowls.

2 The Cheesecake Factory and Boca Pizzeria at The Village.


1 Town Center Corte Madera:

2 The Village at Corte Madera:

3 The Corte Madera Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, year-round at the Town Center in Corte Madera. Farmers, food purveyors, bakers showcase their bounty in the courtyard.

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4 Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve: An easy two-mile loop taking hikers through seasonal wildflowers, and old live oaks to the highest spot of the preserve - Petroglyph Rock with Native American carvings. Hike begins at 5300 Paradise Drive

5 The Corte Madera Town Park: Newly renovated, the park spans 22.7 acres, is fence-enclosed, and features seven picnic and BBQ sites.

6 Old Town Square: visit a classic gazebo where events are held throughout the year, and then stroll along the boutiques on First Street.

For more information:

Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce

129 Town Center (415) 924-0441

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Located in the central part of Marin County, downtown Larkspur is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a typical turn-of-the-century California town.


Larkspur offers some very special places to play, shop, and dine. Here are some ideas:

1 Larkspur Loop: Larkspur Has it All

Take a fun full-day walking tour of the downtown area by following the Larkspur Loop map on foot or bike!

2 Farmshop Marin:

2233 Larkspur Landing Circle (415) 755-6700

3 Hog Island Oyster Company:

2401 Larkspur Landing Circle (628) 253-5905

Known for their fresh oysters, clam chowder, and other locally sourced seafoods.

4 Left Bank Restaurant: is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie 507 Magnolia Ave (415) 927-3331

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5 Marin Country Mart:

An open-air shopping and dining destination that features boutiques and farm-to-table eateries.


6 From Larkspur Landing take the ferry to San Francisco, an attraction all its own! The ride offers spectacular views of Mt. Tamalpais, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

7 Walk the side streets in Old Town Larkspur for historic Victorian homes.

For more information: Larkspur Chamber of Commerce (800) 596-0747

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Discover Novato, the heart of Northern Marin and gateway to wondrous West Marin and the Wine Country.


1 Hopmonk Tavern:

224 Vintage Way (415) 892-6200

2 In-N-Out Burger: A California Classic

216 Vintage Way (800) 786-1000

3 McEvoy Ranch:

5935 Redhill Road (707) 778-2307

4 Perry’s Novato:

225 Alameda del Prado (415) 506-4212

5 Trek Winery Tasting Room:

1026 Machin Avenue (415) 899-9883


6 Vintage Oaks at Novato:

Home to more than 50 popular retailers and restaurants.

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7 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive (415) 506-0137

8 Stafford Lake Park contains a bike park and fishing lake with nature trails.

3549 Novato Blvd

9 Novato City Hall Built in 1896 as Novato’s first Presbyterian Church, has served as city hall from 1963 until 2005.

901 Sherman Avenue

For more information:

Novato Chamber of Commerce

807 De Long Avenue

(415) 897-1164

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San Rafael maintains its small town charm, with diverse dining, shopping and its fantastic Mediterranean climate. When it’s foggy in San Francisco, it is usually sunny in San Rafael!


1 Downtown 4th Street is the place for your dining and shopping needs. Restaurants abound with outdoor dining.

2 Il Davide:

901 A Street (415) 454-8080

3 San Rafael’s AC Hotel has the greatest view from their rooftop at the Above 5th restaurant


4 Art Works Downtown:

1337 Fourth Street See resident artists at work! Also featured are new exhibits, events and classes every month as well as public art installations throughout San Rafael.

5 The Thursday night Farmers Market from May to September

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on Fourth Street and the year ‘round market at the Civic Center are both not to be missed with local arts and crafts.


6 Explore Movie Culture at the Smith Rafael Theater. For ten days in October the city is host to one of the best film festivals attracting a number of Hollywood celebs.

7 See the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin Civic Center on a docent-led tour.

8 Discover the waters of Marin and the San Francisco Bay from San Rafael with 101 Surf Sports. They are full service Water Sports Shop specializing in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), and Windsurfing,

9 Falkirk Cultural Center is a Queen Anne styled Victorian building exhibiting contemporary art in the upstairs galleries and public events. For more information:

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

817 Mission Avenue (415) 454-4163

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Home to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, West Marin offers a variety of amazing outdoor attractions and amenities.


1 23240 Highway 1, Marshall (415) 663-1033

2 The Marshall Store: 19225 Highway 1, Marshall (415) 663-1339

3 Route One Bakery: 27000 Shoreline Highway, Tomales (707) 879-2022

4 Rancho Nicasio: 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (415) 662-2219


6 Each town in West Marin is a small gem that has taken special care to maintain its unique local character and heritage, and there is no other place as unique as Heidrun Winery. They produce sparkling mead varietals

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from both monofloral and wildflower honeys. Stop by to purchase a wine like no other along with a jar of raw, unfiltered honey.


7 Blue Waters Kayaking: Explore Tomales Bay on water from either Marshall or Point Reyes Station.

8 Five Brooks Ranch for horseback outings on the beach just three miles south of Olema on Highway 1. (415) 663-1570

9 Bear Valley Visitor Center: 1 Bear Valley Road, Pt Reyes Sta. (415) 464-5100

10 Tomales Point: Hike out to the Tule Elk Reserve at the end of Pierce Point Road.

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Fairfax offers the best balance of work and play, while retaining its small town atmosphere, charm, and identity.


The countless miles of protected open space surrounding the town not only provide a beautiful backdrop for the town, but also the ultimate outdoorsman’s playground. There are simply more trails and open space than time in the day. If a bike adventure is your game, head to Camp Tamarancho, one of the few legal single track riding options available in Marin. Next, visit the Marin Museum of Bicycling at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. For more information, visit our website at


San Anselmo’s sunny climate, rich history, creek-side location, and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to visit and live. There is also plenty of boutique shopping available to the stylish shopper!


Find your perfect spot along downtown streets with no parking meters, and lined with restaurants, coffee houses, and bakeries. Looking for a Michelin Star restaurant? Reserve a table at MADCAP - 198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd,; or let your taste buds experience the best pizza in town: Creekside Pizza & Taproom - 638 San Anselmo Ave,

For more information visit: (415) 454-2510

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The Tiburon Peninsula extends about four miles from Highway 101 into the San Francisco Bay with sweeping views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sausalito hills, and Mount Tamalpais. So, if you are searching for quintessential views of Marin, Tiburon has it!


Tiburon’s downtown area has great dining and exploration options. The Lodge at Tiburon is on Tiburon Blvd, just a few blocks from the water and has a dog friendly restaurant, The Tiburon Tavern. For food and wine options, consider the Tiburon Tavern’s rustic elegance indoors and out, as one can experience a regionally sourced meal anytime of the day.

The Petite Left Bank is a traditional French café and bistro set in the downtown area.

Whether grabbing an espresso and pastry in the morning, a glass of wine at the bar or on the patio, celebrating with a meal of French favorites, Petite Left Bank is a fun and lively experience for locals and visitors alike.

The Angel Island Ferry leaves from the dock on Main Street to Angel Island State Park. From Tiburon, you can also charter The Tamalpais, where you get lots of options: from an elegant, full-service water taxi to San Francisco or Jack London Square to an all-day excursion out to the Farallon islands.

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What To Do While Visiting

Agritourism in Marin County

Agritourism offers Marin’s ranches and farms a creative way to educate visitors, promote farm products, and diversify operations while caring for the land that supports them. Join Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) on one of their scheduled hikes and get to know the celebrated farms and ranches of West Marin. Many MALT protected working farms are not open to the general public, so these rare events offer visitors a way to experience the vibrant rural places to connect with the food and farmers.

Other farmers sell their products at the weekday farmers’ markets, mostly operated by the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM).

Did you know that there are 23 artisan and farmstead cheese makers in Sonoma and Marin, and that seven are located in Marin?

The Marin French Cheese Company, the oldest continuously operating cheese company in the US (since 1865), is located just outside of Novato. Look for the California Cheese Trail maps ( available at our visitor center to find all the local cheese-tasting locations. Overall, there are over 100 different types of artisan cheese made in both Marin and Sonoma.

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Farmers’ Markets

The Sunday Marin Farmers’ Market at the Civic Center in San Rafael is the third largest farmers’ market in California and has long been considered one of the premier markets in the state. At summer’s peak, nearly 200 local farmers, specialty food purveyors and artisans come together to celebrate a vibrant local food movement. Tourists from all over the world join local shoppers each week, to explore and taste the best of Marin and the Bay Area. On Thursdays, the market is known as the Local Chef’s Market.

Corte Madera: Wednesday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Town Center courtyard

All year~

TownCenter Farmers Market

Downtown San Rafael: Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Fourth St.

between B St and Lincoln from May to September

Fairfax: Wednesday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Bolinas Park from May to October


Larkspur: Saturday, 9:00am to 2:00pm,

Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle

All Year~


Marin Civic Center: Thursdays through August 2024 at 5800 Northgate Drive, 8:00am to 1:00pm, and Sundays at the Civic Center -All Year

Mill Valley: Tuesdays, 10:00am to 2:30pm, at Strawberry Village from June to November


Novato: Tuesday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Grant Ave between First and Fourth Sts. May through October

Point Reyes Station: Saturday, 9:00am to 2:00pm, Toby’s Feed Barn, 12250 Highway 1June through November

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About Marin Culture

Marin County is well known for its arts, live music, entertainment and culture. The County is proud of its home-grown Marin Symphony that plays to sell-out audiences each season. The Marin Center in San Rafael is the main venue for national and international music, theater and dance productions and numerous exhibitions throughout the year.

The Arts

Downtown San Rafael Art District is the center of business, culture, arts, and special events in Marin County. Located along the spine of Fourth Street, San Rafael serves as the hub of local business and community life. The area features numerous arts-related organizations and a vibrant events schedule.

Art Works Downtown features three galleries, 35+ studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, ceramic center, clothing boutique and more. Open to the public through multiple storefronts, hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and until 8:00pm on the second Friday of every month for 2nd Fridays Art Walk. 1337 Fourth St (between C & D Streets) in San Rafael. (415) 451-8119

Marin Symphony is one of the longest running, cultural organizations in Marin County. Marin Center Auditorium 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael. (415) 479-8100

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The Arts

Marin Art and Garden is a special gathering place that celebrates learning, growth and the beauty of nature; a place to be inspired, educated and entertained. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Ross. (415) 456-9555

The Mountain Play is a great outdoor theater event that takes place annually each summer at atop Mt. Tamalpais State Park. 801 Panoramic Highway in Mill Valley. (415) 383-1100

The California Film Institute is a state-of-the-art theater exhibiting independent documentaries, classics, features, and international works. The theater also entertains filmmakers from around the world. 1118 Fourth Street in San Rafael. and

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Marin’s historical attractions offer visitors a plethora of activities to choose from at any time of the year. Visit State Parks that are scattered throughout the county such as China Camp and Olompali, check out local museums, walk the Earthquake Trail adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitors Center in Point Reyes, or discover historic downtown Larkspur with its turn-of-the century buildings.

Mission San Rafael Arcangel is a 1949 replica of the original Spanish mission, which was constructed in 1817 and is second-to-last in the California mission chain. The Mission Chapel is open for visitors Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 5:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Self-guided tours are available.

1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael (415) 456-3016

Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is a premier bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax

1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (415) 450-8000

Marin History Museum From Marin County’s indigenous people and founding pioneers to neighborhood and family histories, the museum is an incredible resource by collecting and preserving artifacts central to Marin’s history.

1125 B Street in San Rafael (415) 382-1182

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

The MMOCA is a vibrant arts center that connects art, community and artistic expression. The museum offers exceptional contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, with new exhibits on view on a regular basis. Most exhibits are free. For details on hours and other important information please visit:

500 Palm Drive (415) 506-0137

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Marin’s Wilder Side

Marin County is a paradise for outdoor recreation. The weather allows visitors and residents to enjoy hiking, running, golfing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and all manner of water sports including sail-boarding, surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoing all year round.

Its also a wonderful place to discover the natural, wilder side. Seasonal phenomena like the migration of whales, butterflies, lady bugs, bird watching, and garden tours are unique features of Marin. Time your stay in Marin County to coincide with some of these natural phenomena that occur each year!

Northern Elephant Seals, harbor seals, and sea lions are found at South Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore during the winter months. After being absent for more than 150 years, elephant seals returned in the early 1970s and were in full force the Spring of 2019. From December through March a breeding colony of elephant seals can be observed from Elephant Seal Overlook near Chimney Rock, above Drakes Bay.

From the overlook visitors can observe the behavior of the animals, including the birthing of pups. During weekends and holidays, trained docents staff the Overlook. They have binoculars, spotting scopes and information to share with visitors. From the same place, watch migrating California Grey Whales on their way towards the warmer waters in Mexico in winter and then back in the spring towards the cooler waters off the Pacific North East.

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Marin’s Dog Parks Are Really Something to Bark About...

Marin County is a great place to be a dog. Fresh air, sunshine, beaches, trails, and lots of aromatic wafts to whiff. There’s also an abundance of pooch-friendly parks where your dog can run free and act, well, like a dog!

Mill Valley’s Bayfront Park, located along the Sausalito-Mill Valley bike path, offers a million dollar view of Mount Tamalpais for both you and your pet. Adjacent to the park are shallow, bird-rich estuaries of Richardson Bay, and adjoining soccer fields.

Novato’s Dogbone Meadow

Park is a great local dog park big enough to throw balls and frisbees. With a grassy poop-free area, the park has agility equipment to keep your dog happy. Located on Novato Blvd., the park is just west of the Equestrian Center at O’Hair Park and is open sunrise to sunset.

San Rafael’s Field of Dogs is located just across the street from the Civic Center. The park consists of a large fenced-in area with a smaller enclosure for smaller dogs to play in if they are not comfortable with larger dogs. Water bowls are provided as well as hoses to fill the bowls and to clean off your dog on those muddy days.

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San Anselmo’s Red Hill Dog Park is a scenic one-acre facility located at the Red Hill Community Park behind a Safeway. Just a few years old, the park is completely fenced-in field for some doggie off-leash fun. Entry and exit areas with double gates provide peace of mind for owners. Benches, picnic tables, two water fountains (one for canines, and one for humans), seasonal umbrellas, growing shade trees, trash cans and dog waste dispensers are all available.

Dogs in County Parks

Leashed dogs are permitted at all Marin County parks except McNear’s Beach and Stafford Lake. Dogs are also permitted off-leash but under direct, immediate control at portions of McInnis Park and Upton Beach at the north end of Stinson Beach.

Dogs on County Open Space Lands

Marin County’s regulations permit only three dogs per individual on open space lands. Dogs are permitted on open space lands when restrained by a 6’ (maximum) leash. Dogs may be off-leash on maintained fire roads only when under direct and immediate control of a responsible person. For trail maps visit

Dogs in Federal Park Lands

There are many trails and some beaches within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) that allow off-leash dogs. Due to changes in park regulations, please check the current rule for off-leash policy on park website:

For a complete list of pet-friendly trails, restaurants, and lodging, checkout our website.

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Point Reyes Abbotts Lagoon * 1.5 mile hike • Drakes Beach * drive-up access * cafe & visitor center • • • • Kehoe Beach * .6 mile walk • • Limantour Beach * estuary & wildlife • • • McClures Beach * downhill hike • • Palomarin Beach * strenuous hike • • • Santa Maria Beach • • Sculptured Beach • • Great Beach * 11 miles undeveloped beach walking • • Wildcat Beach * 5.5 mile hike • • • GGNRA Bolinas Beach • • • • • Kirby Cove * short downhill hike • • • Muir Beach a local favorite • • • • • Rodeo Beach * short downhill hike • • • • • Stinson Beach • • • • • • Tenneesee Valley Beach * 1.5 mile hike State Parks Angel Island SP • • • • • Beach Location Swimming Firepits and Campfi res Kayaking Surfi ng Tidepools Picnic Tables Restrooms Showers Dog Friendly 36 | 866 925 2060

China Camp SP

Tomales Bay SP

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* 1/2 mile loop hike

Indian Beach

* interpretive trail

Pebble Beach

Shell Beach

• sheltered cove

Dillon Beach

* $8 parking fee * restaurant

Marin County Open Space

Agate Beach Park - Bolinas, CA

Bolinas Lagoon * birdwatching

Black Point Boat Launch - Novato * fishing

Chicken Ranch Beach - Tomales * sheltered & calm

McNears Beach Park - San Rafael * sheltered cove

* pool, fishing

* snack bar

Miller Boat Launch - Marshall, CA

* fishing

Paradise Beach Park - Tiburon

Upton Beach Park * at north end of Stinson Beach

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Bon Appetit `

From sleek and sophisticated to folksy and farm-fresh, Marin’s eclectic dining destinations have a reputation for variety and innovation, and cuisine prepared with locally sourced, sustainably produced ingredients. Find out for yourself why dining in Marin is such a treat!

Fresh From the Farm

Marin County is known throughout California and the nation for its premier organic agriculture, family farms, and fresh produce.

Farm To Table

Above 5th at AC Hotel (415) 336-5600

Comfort’s Cafe (415) 454-9840

Farmshop Marin (415) 755-6700

MADCAP (415) 453-9898

Nick’s Cove (415) 663-1033

Route One Bakery & Kitchen (707) 879-2022

The Marshall Store Oyster Bar and Smokehouse (415) 663-1339

California Cuisine

Ditas Marin (628) 621-9267

Floodwater (415) 843-4545

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Ever since Alice Waters and Chez Panisse helped introduce the revolutionary concept of California cuisine, Marin restaurants have continued the refinement and evolution of this culinary philosophy, pairing fusion dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with creative presentation. Here’s where to find the best of California cuisine in Marin.

California Cuisine

Hillside Tavern (415) 479-8800

Mountain Home Inn (415) 381-9000

Pacific Catch (415) 461-6358

Rancho Nicasio (415) 662-2219

Rock N Rye (415) 388-3850

Sams Anchor Cafe (415) 435-4527

Tiburon Tavern (415) 435-5996

International Fare

Creekside Pizza (415) 785-4450

Cucina San Anselmo (415 )454-2942

Il Davide (415) 454-8080

Insalatas (415) 457-7700

Left Bank Brasserie (415) 927-3331

Marinitas (415) 454-8900

Piazza D’Angelo Ristorante (415) 388-2000

Petite Left Bank (415) 910-1010

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And Nightlife...

Marin and music are synonymous and continue to thrive in venues that range from sleek and sophisticated to rustic and rowdy, offering a wide variety of musical styles from rock to reggae, jazz to folk.

In downtown Mill Valley, the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall has been bringing the best in live music to Marin County and the greater Bay Area since 1972. Everyone from John Lee Hooker to Mavis Staples to Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir

have graced the intimate 300 standing room only venue. Enjoy the full bar and dinner before a show at the Rock & Rye restaurant.

And Rancho Nicasio Bar, located on the Town Square in Nicasio, has a history all its own. Hosting music outdoors and indoors with large backyard BBQs on Summer weekends. It’s not only a music venue presenting topquality entertainment, its restaurant provides fresh farmto-table food that pays homage to the abundant varieties of fresh ingredients and homegrown creative talent we are lucky to have around the Bay Area. A healthy down-home all American eatery merging music with food.

Novato’s Hopmonk is a sun-filled tavern that opens up onto a large beer-garden under large vintage oak trees. It is home to a summer cookout music series, and a yearround Session Room live music venue. Hosting a vibrant music scene, music will range from reggae to blues, to a rock&roll venue, all rolled into one!

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Live Music/Food:

Hopmonk Tavern (415) 892-6200

Rancho Nicasio Bar (415) 662-2219

Sweetwater’s Rock & Rye (415) 388-3850


Ditas Marin (628) 621-9267

Floodwater (415) 843-4545

Marinitas (415) 454-8900

Perry’s (415) 927-1877

Piazza D’Angelo (415) 388-2000

Tiburon Tavern (415) 435-5996

Trek Winery (415) 899-9883

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The Village at Corte Madera

Far From the madding crowds and bookended by Nordstrom and

Macy’s, The Village at Corte Madera is an outdoor shopping sanctuary. The very best retail - alongside abundant flowerpots, whimsical fountains and even a fire pit - satisfies sophisticated shoppers close to home in beautiful Marin County. Store after store of top-tier names pack a stylish punch. Take a morning to stroll, shop and refresh your outlook. Or while away an afternoon in peace and find something to make you feel gorgeous later.

618 Redwood Highway

Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 924-8588

Boasting a retail and restaurant mix perfect for even the most discerning consumer, The Village at Corte Madera offers an unparalleled shopping experience.

With more than 60 shops, eateries and department stores, The Village at Corte Madera offers the complete shopping, dining and entertainment experience. We feature fashion and destination leaders such as:

Macy’s, Nordstrom, Aritzia, Lucid Motors, Johnny Was, Apple, RH Marin, RH Rooftop Restaurant, Bonobos, Vuori, Williams Sonoma, Vinfast, Madison Reed, Jo Malone London, Polestar Marin, J. Crew, UNTUCKit, lululemon, athletica, Madewell, Allbirds, and The Cheesecake Factory.

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm.

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Town Center Corte Madera

The 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 dramatic towers and outdoor plazas.

Plan to do your organic produce shopping on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm during the year-round farmers’ market. Purchase farm fresh produce and delicious baked goods. The center offers both outdoor summer concerts and winter holiday events for the whole family.

100 Corte Madera Town Center

Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 924-2961

The 440,000 square-foot complex features popular retailers such as Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Crate & Barrel, Container Store, REI, and Sephora.

Restaurants include Flores, World Wrapps, Fieldwork Brewing Company, Pacific Catch, Pig in a Pickle, Blue Barn,Starbird Chicken, and Il Fornaio.

Hours of operation:

Most stores are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm.

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Vintage Oaks at Novato

Where Every Day Life Happens…… Vintage Oaks Shopping Center is a proud member of the Marin Community. A spacious open-air shopping destination and a

popular local shopping attraction featuring over 50 popular retailers, restaurants, and service establishments. A place to interact and connect with friends and family and express yourself. Conveniently located just off of Highway 101 at Rowland Blvd., Vintage Oaks has something for everyone.

208 Vintage Way

Novato, CA 94945 (415) 897-9999

Some of the many shopping highlights include Target, Costco, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Ross Dress For Less, , DSW, Sports Basement, Petco, BevMo!, Banana Republic Factory, LOFT, Claire’s, Carters Osh Kosh, Old Navy, Gap Factory, and See’s Candies.

Fitness and beauty options include a Pure Barre, 9Corners, Club Pilates, F45 Training, Sephora, ULTA, Laser Away, and European Wax Center.

Our dining venues include a wide variety of cuisines including HopMonk Tavern, Extreme Pizza, In-N-Out Burger, Panera Bread, SushiHolic, MOD Pizza, Tuttimelon, IHOP, ALOH-O Poke, and Starbucks. Latest additions include Nick the Greek, Jamba Juice, David’s Hot Chicken, Crumbl Cookies, and Chipolte.

Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Hours of anchor stores may vary, so please contact them directly.

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Marin Country Mart

The Marin Country Mart is an unanchored, open air, modern village in Larkspur, that houses independent shops, artisanal organic eateries, and family-friendly events.

The artisans and merchants of the Mart are passionate talented operators with a proven track record of excellence. Hand-selected for their quality products and community-mindedness, our Country Mart family members are what set the Mart apart from a typical shopping center.

Located on Sir Francis Drake at the 101 Freeway, the Mart sits between the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and the SMART Train Station. The Country Mart serves the communities of South Central Marin as well as San Francisco locals who want a break from the city and arrive by ferry.

Marin Country Mart also hosts a Saturday Farmers’ Market from 9:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine, with over 25 local farmers, vendors, and Sunday Lunch food trucks on Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Anchor stores include a Mighty Pilates, and Design Within Reach. Don’t miss the dining options of the Farmshop, Hog Island Oysters, Shake Shack, Johnny Doughnuts, Loveski, Souvla,and Rustic Bakery.

Hours of operation:

Many shops are open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday; however, please see website for details.

2257 Larkspur Landing Circle

Larkspur, CA 94939 (415) 461-5700

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Strawberry Village

Discover Marin’s local shopping haven with Tuscan inspired ambiance. Strawberry Village is a charming shopping and dining destination featuring a distinctive blend of daily services, specialty shops, boutiques, eateries and leisurely al fresco dining. Easy access off and on the highway, to fit your busy lifestyle.

Local Flavor. On Your Way. Everyday Marin

You’ll find a wide variety of necessities (Safeway, dental care, banking options, shoe repair, urgent care and more). And you will enjoy an impressive collection of health & wellness options including Pure Barre, Orangetheory Fitness and StretchLab and dance and theater arts training for young artists.

We also feature three luxurious spas for pampering including Best Of Marin’s Evo Spa, SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Lavande Nail Spa. Our Specialty Shops and Boutiques include something for everyone: West Elm, Calico, California Girl Jewelry, Bella, Rims & Goggles and The Spanish Table.

Popular restaurants include Harmony Restaurant, Pizza Antica, Thep Lela Thai, Aloh-O Poke & Tea, In-N-Out Burger, and top it off with Noble Cow Creamery for a sweet ice cream treat anytime.

800 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-4343

Hours of operation:

For information about Strawberry Village Shopping Center opening hours please call the customer line.

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Boutique Shopping in Marin County

In addition to the regional and nationally-known retailers located in the shopping centers throughout the county, Marin hosts many local community shops. There are retail plazas strategically placed throughout the county with organic finds and eclectic shops scattered through the hills of West Marin and Point Reyes.

The town of Larkspur has several signature boutiques. There are 50+ retail stores in the downtown area along Magnolia Avenue. Sidewalk cafes and eateries are the most prominent category.

Downtown Mill Valley has many choices for the casual window shopper and expert shopper with a purpose. Mill Valley’s center is on Throckmorton and Miller Avenues. The shops here cover a full range of upscale establishments and casual, small boutique and artisan stores.

Downtown Novato along Grant Avenue boasts over 400 businesses, from boutiques to accountants, banks to contractors, automotive to building supplies, traditional services like shoe repair and a local Barbershop. Upscale boutiques, charming restaurants, ethnic food, bakeries, and cafes can all be found downtown.

There is always something happening in San Rafael. The downtown area is the center of city life and showcases its diverse and eclectic character. Fourth Street is packed with shops, businesses, art galleries, historical sites and restaurants.

The downtown area of San Anselmo is complete with galleries, creek-side cafes, restaurants and antique shops. You’ll find everything from 1930’s furniture to vintage wedding gowns, old maps and more along Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

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Looking for Marin Postcards? Just a little out there. MARIN C OUNT Y , CA San Rafael Mission MARIN C OUNT Y , CA Marin County Civic Center by Frank Lloyd Wright This was the last building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his largest public project. It exemplifies Wright’s aesthetic of architecture in harmony with the landscape. Construction began in 1960 and the project was completed in 1962. It is a State and National historical landmark. • ® Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2019. Illustration: Terry W. Barker Interior of Marin County Civic Center, Fourth Floor (2008) Muir Woods National Monument Stroll among giant redwoods. Muir Woods is a grove of majestic old-growth redwood trees at the foot of famous Mount Tamalpias. Trails wind through the trees alongside of Redwood Creek. Ranger-led programs available to inform visitors about the grove and surrounding environs. • ® Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2019. Illustration: Terry W. Barker Many of the park’s Redwoods are over 600 years old. Photo: MCVB Mission San Rafael Arcángel Established in 1817 by San Francisco’s Mission Dolores as a hospital facility for their sick and for indigenous people. It became a stand-alone Spanish mission in 1822. The church was built in 1861 and the replica of the chapel is from 1949. • ® Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2019. Illustration: Terry W. Barker Interior of the capilla (chapel) Photo credit: Klauborough at English Wikipedia Stop by our office OR order via our website: 48 | 866 925 2060 SHOPPING POSTCARDS


You can lounge on a beach. Or you can launch yourself from a mountain and soar 2,000 feet to the ocean’s break. 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!

Food and Farm Tours

Many farms and ranches can be visited on farm tours organized by these Marin-based organizations who support and sustain our agricultural productivity.

Tours by advance reservation are offered at these locations as well as retail cheese sales.

AppleGarden Farm Tours

McEvoy Ranch

Heidrun Meadery

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

The Haven at Tomales

Straus Home Ranch

Food & Farm Tours

Unleash Your Adrenaline and Conquer Our Trails

For Adventure Enthusiasts, visit Marin County’s Top Technical Biking Parks!

Stafford Lake Bike Park: Take you best jump on this 17acre bike park. Try the progression jump course with three jump lines at varying degrees of difficulty.

Stafford has the only dual slalom course west of Truckee, for intermediate and advanced riders.

Camp Tamarancho: Rated as one of the top mountain biking locations in the county and the state. The 9-mile Tamarancho Loop serves up some of the most technical and advanced singletrack in the area.

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Family Tours

Marin County has miles of open space trails, including campsites at Mount Tamalpais State Park and Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Take this opportunity to explore all that Marin has to offier by land and by water!

Take a guided Hike on Mt. Tam and surrounding Bay Area regions. Learn about local Native American history and geology while hiking quiet trails through redwood forests. Customize any number of hikes to fit your family’s interest and ability.

Coastal Walkers: (415) 250-9941

Walk and learn the history of Tiburon: Whether you’re a local resident, or a visitor looking for a great thing to do in Tiburon, the history of the Tiburon Peninsula will come alive in these leisurely 1½ to 2½ hour walking tours.

Tiburon Walking Tours: (415) 849-0345

Take a Self-Guided Tour of Point Reyes: Experience the breathtaking majesty of Point Reyes

Ntional Park in a whole new way with Action Tour Guide’s Self-Guided Driving Tour. You and your family will explore breathtaking landscapes, rich wildlife, and historical sites, all narrated through an easy-to-use app.

Reserve an Olive Ranch Walkabout:

Plan a tour of McEvoy Ranch where familly members (and your friendly pup) are welcome to journey through olive orchards, learn about olive making, and view outdoor sculpures and art. The best part is the olive oil tastings. McEvoy Ranch Tours: (707) 769-4138

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Explore Nature by Water

Marin bays and beaches provide hundreds of possibilities to kayak, paddleboard, surf, kiteboard and much more. Kayakers enjoy easy access to San Pablo Bay and can be found enjoying the coastal waters surrounding China Camp State Park with its views of Mt. Tamalpais. Take your pick from any of the adventure outfitters listed below for a Marin experience.

Tomales Point Exploration

This full day tour will take you to the waters where Tomales Bay opens up to the Pacific Ocean, an area with an abundance of wildlife, and an extremely low level of human infringement. Marine mammals such as seals and sea lions are commonly seen.

Marine Education

Schooner Seaward

provides Bay Area youth an opportunity to sail traditionally rigged vessels and to learn maritime history and the marine environment. They offer

Blue Waters Kayaking

11401 Highway 1

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 669-2600

a variety of programs for all ages and corporate retreats.

Call of the Sea

3020 Bridgeway #278

Sausalito, CA (415) 331-3214

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Explore Nature by Water

101 Surf Sports is a full service water sports shop specializing in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, and kayaking on Marin County waters as well as the San Francisco Bay. They also offer a full range of lessons, gear

rentals, board repair, kayak storage, guided tours, and retail shop.

101 Surf Sports

115 Third St

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 524-8492

Schooner Freda B

1001 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 331-0444

Buy your ticket to sail the San Francisco Bay aboard an elegant tall-ship with a professional captain and crew. Enjoy the Bay’s iconic sights from the special vantage of the water!

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, California’s only family owned and operated ferry service since 1959, offers seasonal and annual events to the discriminating adventurer: Fireworks and Sunset Bay Cruises, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours, Fleet Week Cruises, and tours around Alcatraz Island to name just a few. Check their year ‘round schedule for departures from Tiburon to Angel Island as well. (415) 435-2131

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Explore Nature by Land

Point Reyes Safari Tours

Wild is Waiting as you join wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich on an unforgettable experience seeing and photographing the amazing wildlife and scenic lands of Point Reyes National Seashore. The Park holds incredible wildlife viewing opportunities

with bobcats, tule elk, coyotes, badgers, raptors, owls, and shorebirds, as well as many varied marine animals. Lunch is included with Daniel’s packages.

Point Reyes Safari Tours (303) 929-8443

Explore Point Reyes on horseback. Five Brooks Stable is a full-service riding stable for the whole family. There are activities for all ages and kinds of buckaroos and buckarettes who wish to enjoy the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore in the

company of their equine pals. The ranch offers private and guided trail rides for all ages.

Five Brooks Ranch

8001 State Route Highway 1 Olema, CA 94950 (415) 663-1570

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Explore Marin’s Civic Center

“In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen, and I am proud to make the buildings of this county characteristic of the beauty of the county. Here is a crucial opportunity to open the eyes not of Marin County alone, but of the entire country, to what officials gathering together might themselves do to broaden and beautify human lives.”

Docent-Led Tours

10 Avenue of the Flags

San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 473-3762

Every Friday at 10:30am Second Floor Cafe, Room 233

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 help us with our mission to support arts and culture in Marin County and are used to underwrite programming, education and tickets for underserved youth and to upgrade our facilities. Visit

the art galleries within the Marin Center that showcase rotating exhibits throughout the year:

Bartolini Gallery

Marin Center Exhibit Hall. Open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and closed weekends.

Redwood Foyer Gallery

Located in the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, the gallery is open during performances or by appointment.

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Girls Day and Night Out

Hike and Yoga Day

Plan a guided half or full day hiking retreat and yoga class with your best friend or group of besties.

A Day at the SPA

Connect through nature, physical challenge, and mental awareness in beautiful Marin.

Ulrike will help you design a customized program that fits your personal goals and schedule.

Uli K Hike and Yoga (415) 828-2218

Marin has a number of ways to keep you and your friends fit and beautiful. Start at 9 Corners for a Cryo Facial then head to Mighty Pilates in Larkspur to finish.

Dinner and a Show

Spend time with your BFF at a local supper club or Indie Theater. Sip on champagne, and listen to live music, all while dining on scrumptious food.

Suggestions: Hopmonk Tavern, Rancho Nicasio, Smith Rafael Theater

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Best Western Corte

Madera Inn

56 Madera Boulevard

Corte Madera, CA 94925

(800) 777-9670/(415) 924-1502

A lush, five acre resort-like setting in the heart of Marin County, just minutes from the excitement of San Francisco and the beauty and natural wonders of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

Marin Suites - Corte Madera

45 Tamal Vista Blvd

Corte Madera, CA 94924

(800) 362-3372/(415) 924-3608

Located just minutes north of San Francisco, Marin Suites is the premier lodging choice for leisure, corporate, relocation and extended stay needs in the North Bay area.

The Evergreen-Marin Hotel Corte Madera

706 Meadowsweet Drive

Corte Madera, CA 94925

(415) 924-3570

This hotel is undergoing a remodel and will be closed until completion in 2023.

Located a few miles north of San Francisco, this will be a small, friendly 22 room inn that offers a casual atmosphere, guest-friendly amenities and comfortable rooms.

Courtyard Marriott -


2500 Larkspur Landing Circle

Larkspur, CA 94939

(800) 321-2211/(415) 925-1800

Welcome to “Marin County’s Best Kept Secret!” In a quiet and central location, and only ten miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, with a short drive to the Wine Country.

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Acqua Hotel - Mill Valley

555 Redwood Hwy

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (888) 662-9555/(415) 380-0400

Inspired by elements of sky and water, the Acqua Hotel in scenic Mill Valley, melds stylish city sophistication with the natural beauty which surrounds it.

Mill Valley Inn

165 Throckmorton Ave

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (800) 595-2100/(415) 389-6608

A charming, boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Mill Valley. Though it is less than a block from restaurants, cafés, and shops, it feels as if it is in a world of its own.


Holiday Inn ExpressMill Valley

160 Shoreline Hwy

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (800) 285-3894/415-332-5700

Enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and a hot breakfast buffet at this quaint Inn. Located near the base of Mt. Tamalpais, overlooking majestic mountains, peaceful wetlands and bike paths.

Mountain Home Inn

Mill Valley

810 Panoramic Hwy

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 381-9000

Find yourself in the intimate warmth of a rustic mountain inn. In a spectacular setting of mountain scenery, towering redwood forests and famous ocean beaches.

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Muir Woods Lodge

Mill Valley

155 Shoreline Blvd

Mill Valley, CA 94949 (415) 332-1732

The Muir Woods Lodge provides comfortable and affordable accommodations for business and vacation travelers. It is conveniently located along Hwy 101 and just three miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Travelodge by Wyndham Mill Valley

707 Redwood Hwy

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-0540


The Travelodge by Wyndham Mill Valley is a non-smoking property located near the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, yet only 15-20 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Tamalpais Motel

Mill Valley

680 Redwood Hwy

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 381-4775

Conveniently located near major businesses and shopping centers, along with a wide variety of family attractions. Rooms come with free WiFi and cable TV/HBO.

America’s Best Value Novato

7600 Redwood Blvd Novato, CA 94945

(800) 578-7878/(415) 892-7500

Located close to Napa and Sonoma, the inn offers suites with in-room Jacuzzis. The outdoor pool and spa area are the perfect place to relax and soak up some California sunshine.

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Marinwood Inn and Suites - Novato

275 Alameda del Prado Novato, CA 94949

(415) 883-2406

Nestled in a serene Novato neighborhood, and conveniently located close to both the downtown area and Highway 101. Non-smoking guest rooms have been recently renovated and suites have the atmosphere of a bed-and-breakfast.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael

101 McInnis Pkwy

San Rafael, CA 94903

(800) 362-2779/(415) 499-9222

An all-suite hotel located 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes south of Sonoma and Napa wine country. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Nightly Manager’s Reception.

AC Hotel San Rafael

1201 5th Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901 (628) 336-5600

The minimalist-style guest rooms offer the best, from complimentary Wi-Fi, HDTVs with streaming capabilities, to mini-fridges and deluxe bedding. Mornings begin at the AC Kitchen, then cocktails and tapas at the AC Lounge in the evenings.

Extended Stay San Rafael

1715 East Francisco Blvd

San Rafael, CA 94901

(800) 804-3724/(415) 451-1887

The Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equiped kitchens and plenty of work space. Newly renovated rooms.

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Best Western PLUSNovato Oaks Inn

215 Alameda del Prado

Novato, CA 94949

(800) 625-7466/(415) 883-4400

Recognized by Best Western International as one of the top quality hotels in the chain, the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn is ideal for the leisure or corporate traveler.

Days Inn by Wyndham Novato

8141 Redwood Blvd

Novato, CA 94949

(415) 897-7111/(800) DaysInn

A true bargain for Marin with a heated spa and solar heated pool. Every room has a television with VCR. Deluxe Continental breakfast served daily. Pets are allowed at $10 per night.

Courtyard by Marriott Novato

1400 North Hamilton Pkwy

Novato, CA 94949

(800) 321-2211/(415) 883-8950

Close to the excitement of San Francisco and the beauty of Wine Country, the Courtyard by Marriott Novato is in the perfect location and only18 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Inn Marin and Suites Novato

250 Entrada Drive

Novato, CA 94949

(800) 652-6565/(415) 883-5952

Inn Marin offers a charming lodging experience for business or leisure travelers. Nestled on five acres it is minutes to major sightseeing attractions, shopping, restaurants and recreational activities.

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Four Points by Sheraton

San Rafael

1010 Northgate Drive

San Rafael, CA 94903 (800) 235-3535/(415) 479-8800

Just minutes away from San Francisco, the Four Points by Sheraton is the ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. Centrally located in Marin County with complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Motel 6 - San Rafael

737 East Francisco Blvd

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 453-3450

Motel 6 San Rafael, is located off of Highway 101 in Central San Rafael. Restaurants are within walking distance and shops are nearby. The Golden Gate Bridge is only 12 miles. Free WiFi is available in all guest rooms.

Marin Lodge

San Rafael

1735 Lincoln Ave

San Rafael, CA 94901 (888) 785-2111/(415) 453-9188

Welcome to Marin Lodge where you receive hotel comfort at motel prices; all within a few miles of San Francisco, and just 21 miles south of the Wine Country. Try the newly renovated guest rooms.

North Bay Inn-San Rafael

855 East Francisco Blvd

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 456-8620

Welcome to the North Bay Inn, overflowing with bed and breakfast style charm. Featuring stylish accommodations and first–class service, surround yourself with redwood groves, wine county, and the bright lights of San Francisco.

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Panama Hotel

San Rafael

4 Bayview Street

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 547-3993

The Panama Hotel is a historic bed & breakfast inn. Each of the themed guestrooms has its unique charm with modern conveniences, including a coffee maker, flat-screen cable TV, and private balcony or patio.

Villa Inn

San Rafael

1600 Lincoln Ave

San Rafael, CA 94901


The Villa Inn has been providing no frills accommodations in Marin County for many years. Included is free WiFi and complimentary Continental Breakfast - all just 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

SureStay Hotel by Best

Western - San Rafael

865 East Francisco Blvd

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-9470

The SureStay Hotel San Rafael is conveniently located nearby historic downtown San Rafael. We offer a variety of room types including kitchenettes, inroom Jacuzzis and large family rooms.

The Lodge at Tiburon


1651 Tiburon Boulevard

Tiburon, CA 94920


Relax and retreat by the Bay in well-appointed guest rooms and suites, private outdoor heated pool and hot tub and on-site Tiburon Tavern. The Lodge overlooks Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Bay.

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Coastal Marin is the region directly north of Point Reyes including bayside towns of Marshall, Tomales, and Dillion Beach. Marshall has long been known for dairy cows, but nowadays it is mostly known for oysters and clams. Three miles north of Tomales is Dillion Beach, best known for its ideal surfing.

AppleGarden Cottage

3875 Tomales Petaluma Rd

Tomales, CA 94971


AppleGarden Cottage is a very private bed-and-breakfast located on a working farm just outside the historic small town of Tomales. This is the perfect place for a romantic vacation or a quick weekend getaway for two!

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Bear Valley Cottage

Highway 1 at Bear Valley Rd

Olema, CA 94950 (415) 663-1777

Expect the home away from home feeling with privacy where you can relax after visiting the area. This is a self-catering unit with a small kitchenette. The cottage is stocked with coffee and tea making supplies, and tasty granola and yogurt. Great for people seeking privacy.

Lodge at Marconi

18500 Highway 1

Marshall, CA 94940

(415) 663-9020

Lodge at Marconi is a secluded 45-room upscale coastal retreat and event destination perched in the hills overlooking Tomales Bay. Marconi is equal parts historic landmark and nature retreat set within a 62-acre California State Historic Park.

Inn at Roundstone Farm

9940 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

Olema, CA 94950 (415) 663-1020

Enveloped in ten acres of rolling hills, this five guest-room bed and breakfast inn is a place of serenity where guests discover the pleasurable company of new friends, the sights and sounds of nature’s harmonies, and delightful fresh breakfasts.

Nick’s Cove and Cottages

23240 Highway 1

Marshall, CA 94940 (415) 663-1033

Nick’s Cove and Cottages is a nostalgic and welcoming gathering place with luxurious waterfront accommodations on Tomales Bay. Private Cottages offer the ultimate in luxury, with a rustic style design, aesthetic, and elegant amenities.

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Straus Home Ranch

22888 Highway 1 Marshall, CA 94940

(415) 335-6630

The ranch is a beautifully renovated and furnished 150 year old farmhouse, overlooking 160 acres of organic pastures and Tomales Bay. Perfect for weekend getaways, retreats, events and small private gatherings with a private beach.

Tomales Hotel

26985 Highway One

Tomales, California 94971


Stay in one of the roomy-rooms of this rare grande dame of a hotel from the 1800s. The Tomales Hotel offers that elusive combination of unhurried charm and modern comfort. All rooms have full private baths, and good reading lights that bring relaxation in the evenings.

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Inventory of Marin Hotels

Corte Madera Rooms 1. America’s Best Value Inn 18 Closed through 2022 for remodel 2. BW Corte Madera Inn 110 3. Marin Suites Hotel 100 Larkspur Rooms 4. Courtyard by Marriott 146 Mill Valley Rooms 5. Acqua Hotel 49 6. Muir Woods Lodge 27 7. Holiday Inn Express 100 8. Mill Valley Inn 25 9. Mountain Home Inn 10 10. Tamalpais Motel 22 11. Travelodge by Wyndham 58 Novato Rooms 12. BW Plus Novato Oaks Inn 107 13. Courtyard by Marriott 136 14. Days Inn by Wyndham 56 15. Inn Marin & Suites 67 16. Marinwood Inn & Suites 47 17. America’s Best Value Inn 55 San Rafael Rooms 18. AC Hotel San Rafael 140 19. Motel 6 66 20. Extended Stay America 112 21. Embassy Suites 235 22. Four Points Sheraton 235 23. Marin Lodge 17 24. North Bay Inn 19 25. Panama Hotel 10 26. SureStay Hotel by BW 32 27. Villa Inn 60 Tiburon Rooms 28. The Lodge at Tiburon 105 Coastal West Marin Rooms 29. AppleGarden Cottage 1 30. Bear Valley Cottage 1 31. Inn at Roundstone Farm 5 32. Lodge at Marconi 45 33. Nick’s Cove 12 34. Straus Home Ranch 1 35. Tomales Hotel 10 67 Official Visitors Guide | Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau


Corte Madera Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Best Western Corte Madera Inn 110 6 120 200 110 65 200 35 150 Marin Suites Hotel 100 3 40 50 35 25 - 25Larkspur Courtyard by Marriott 146 3 - 40 24 22 45 27Mill Valley Acqua Hotel 49 3 120 100 50 40 80 60 120 Holiday Inn Express 100 5 100 100 70 50 150 50 20 Mill Valley Inn 25 1 - 20 - 12 40 -Mountain Home Inn 10 3 70 - - - 100 - 100 Novato Best Western PLUS Novato Oaks Inn 108 4 75 150 65 40 150 40Courtyard by Marriott 136 2 30 50 24 30 50 24Days Inn 56 3 150 150 125 35 150 30 250 Inn Marin & Suites 68 4 120 150 75 40 200 35 400 San Rafael AC Hotel San Rafael 140 1 54 85 36 24 85 20Embassy Suites by Hilton 235 13 520 500 350 36 642 45 100 Four Points by Sheraton 235 9 250 300 186 15 300 65 85 Tiburon Lodge at Tiburon 105 7 120 200 110 40 120 55 120 West Marin Lodge at Marconi 45 6 48 150 50 - 106 30 300 Nick’s Cove Tomales Bay 12 3 60 60 40 25 60 25 70 Straus Home Ranch House 2 175 175 175 175 175 - 175 Hotels + Meeting Room Venues Guest rooms Event Space Banquet Theater Class room Conference Reception U-Shape Outside Event Let us help organize an event for your group or business. 68 | 866 925 2060


An Event in Marin is an Event Remembered.


you hold an event,


want it to be remarkable. Marin has the people, landscape, and facilities you need to make your event shine.

And remember, when in doubt, we’re here to help you with any event.

Compare the unique features and services of each hotel and meeting room event space here in sunny Marin County, California. Submit an RFP for your upcoming event by going to our website at

Planning a Marin Wedding?

Get married with Ema Drouillard. She is a local wedding officiant serving San

Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma.

She received her Doctorate from University Life Church in 1998. Eventually she founded MySF Wedding specializing in San Francisco Destination Weddings. She started offering wedding packages amid the historical sites of the city and in the wine country. Above all Ema, loves standing in the center of love with couples from around the world.

(415) 302-0444

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Fairfax Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Marin Museum of Bicycling - 1 80 100 100 100 120 - 300 Larkspur Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Farmshop - 1 60 60 40 40 90 30 65 Left Bank Brasserie4+ Buyout 180 41 20 20 200 18 32 Mill Valley Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Piazza D’Angelo - - 100 40 20 35 130 - 50 Novato Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Hopmonk Tavern - 2 125 - 60 40 160 30 175 The Key Room - 2 125 150 - 12 250 -Trek Winery - 3 150 - - 22 150 - 100 Unity of Marin - 6 200 300 150 75 250 60 380 Ross Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Marin Art and Garden Center - 9 400 250 200 50 350 30 400 San Anselmo Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O American Legion Log Cabin - 2 175 250 150 150 175 - 75 SF Theological Seminary 70 4 110 70 40 25 170 20 170 San Rafael Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O AdvantSpace - 5 - - - 10 - -City and Conference Center Lodging Event Space Banquet Theater Classroom Confer- ence Reception U-Shape Outside Event 70 | 866 925 2060
San Rafael Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O California Film Institute - - - 339 - 80 80 -Dominican Univ - 15+ 300 800 40 75 120 75 300+ Marin Center & Fairgrounds - 4 600 315 150 400 800 50 6000 Marin Veterans Memorial - 1 - 1911 - - - -The Clubhouse at Marin Yacht Club - 2 135 - - - 135 - 135 The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap - 7 941 605 562 478 1,600 257 1,411 Sausalito Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Call of the Sea2 Boats - - - - - - 60 SF Bay Adventures18 Boats - - - - - - 149 Tiburon Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O Angel Island Ferry3 Boats 150 - - - 300 - 300 West Marin Bn Th Cl Cn Re U O McEvoy Ranch - 6 200 150 40 40 300 25 400 Rancho Nicasio - 4 250 160 160 160 25 - 300 The Fork at Point Reyes - 1 40 40 40 40 60 30 100 The Haven at Tomales - 4 300 500 500 500 300 100 500 Walker Creek Ranch & Conf Ctr. - 15 200 300 220 220 400 125 400 City and Conference Center Lodging Event Space Banquet Theater Classroom Conference Reception U-Shape Outside Event 71 Official Visitors Guide | Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Business Resources

Audio Visual

Corporate Media Systems

1261 Andersen Drive, Ste K

San Rafael, CA 94901


Corporate Media Systems (CMS) serves the Bay Area as the premier provider of audio-visual rental services, providing a comprehensive range of solutions, equipment, and support for both companies and individuals wishing to conduct successful events.

Advanced Etiquette

Syndi Seid

San Anselmo, CA


Lighting and Decor

Marin Event Lighting

Rodney Davis

Mill Valley, CA 94941


Marin Event Lighting provides affordable event lighting, decor, and event environments for weddings, business and social events in Marin and the North Bay area. They also provide market lighting, ‘up’ lights, patio heaters, propane fire pits and more.


Known as a world’s leading etiquette expert, Syndi Seid’s Advanced Etiquette provides unique learning experiences in international business protocol and social etiquette, serving both businesses and individuals. Syndi enjoys traveling anywhere to help people master the ultimate etiquette skills to avoid faux pas and business/political blunders.

Syndi serves all levels of business and hospitality for conference speaking, public and private group seminars, consulting, and coaching.

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Business Resources

Promotional Items


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. Their goal is to provide excellent service while helping you promote your business. They will put your company name on places you wouldn’t have thought possible. Feel free to contact them if you have any questions, want to place an order, or if an item you want is not shown ontheir website. AD INFIN ITEM recently became a certified green business! Networking

Marin Women at Work


Marin Women at Work (MWAW) is a network of professional and dynamic female entrepreneurs who are achieving their business goals through collaboration, drive and inspiration. A “girlfriends” approach to building businesses.

As a networking group MWAW offers a place to connect, learn, grow your business, build friendships and professional relationships and of course have some fun!

We bring fun back to the workplace!

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G Girls Out..........57 H Hiking..............54 History.............9 Hotels..............58 Hotel Inventory.66 L Larkspur..........18 M Marin Maps.Insert Muir Woods ........6 Meetings..........70 Mill Valley.........14 Museums......32 Music............40 N Nature............. 33 Nightlife........40 Novato.............20 O Only in Marin......8 P Pet Info.............34 Postcards.........46 R Restaurants.....38 S San Anselmo.....27 San Rafael........22 Shopping.........42 SMART Train.....7 A Adventures......49 Agritourism..... 28 Arts..................30 Attractions....... 28 B Bars.................41 Beaches...........36 Biking......4,9,21 Boutiques.........47 Business.....72,73 C Calendar...........12 Civic Center......54 Climate............10 Country Mart....45 Corte Madera....16 Culture.............30 D Dining..............38 Dog Beaches.....36 Dog Parks.........34 Driving.............11 E Explore Marin by Water or Land...........52-54 F Fairfax.............26 Family Tours.....51 Farmers’ Markets..29 Farm To Table...38 Farm Tours.......50 5 Good Reasons...4 T Tiburon.......27 Town Center.....43 Transportation....11 V Venues.............72 The Village........42 Vintage Oaks....45 W Water Sports.....52 Weddings.........71 West Marin.......24 ALPHABETICAL INDEX 74 | 866 925 2060

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