The Magic of Marin County California

Marin CountyMarin County is a stunning county and no trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Marin. It is situated in the north of San Francisco, just across the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco city. Marin County is well-known for its widely diverse topographic splendor that encompasses sites like the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods Redwood Forest, Stinson Beach, and Mount Tamalpais which is where mountain biking was supposedly invented. Marin County offers a number of enchanting activities for people of all ages. Some of the must see places include:


Tennessee Valley Trail

Tennesse Valley TrailTennessee Valley Trail offers spectacular outlooks of the ragged coastline and is among the most renowned hikes in Marin. It offers an easy access to the ocean and it's a short 3.8 miles, although it can get a bit windy. With its countless trails, Tennessee Valley is suitable for the entire family. Nonetheless, pets aren't allowed on any trails apart from on the Coastal Trail.



Whale watching

Whale Watching Gray whales might be seen along the coast of California, and Point Reyes lighthouse is an excellent viewpoint for watching these enormous creatures on their 6000-mile migration every year. During summer months, the whales usually feed in Arctic waters between Siberia and Alaska. In October, they begin to migrate south of the Pacific coast of the Unites States and Canada.



Hawk HillHawk Hill

Each fall, migrating birds and raptors- including eagles, falcons, and hawks fly overhead at the Hawk Hill. Since open water does not support thermals that the birds require to stay in the air, they utilize the headlands in order to get altitude for the two miles journey across the stunning Golden Gate. Don't forget to carry binoculars if you want to view these migratory birds.



Lodging in Marin County

Marin County Lodging When you begin to plan for your vacation, hotels and accommodation are the very first things that come into your mind. Don't worry because there are many fine hotels and inns in Marin County that provide wonderful overnight stays. Whether you are looking for budger or deluxe lodgings, you are sure to find one that will cater for both your requirements and budget. Some recommended hotels are The Inn Above Tide in Sausalito, the Waters Edge Hotel in Tiburon, Mill Valley Inn in Mill Valley, and the Best Western Plus in Novato.


Dining in Marin County

Buckeye RoadhouseSan Francisco is well-known as the food lovers heaven by most people and Marin County absolutely keeps this tradition alive. You'll find every kind of culinary fare including high-end eateries, an array of ethnic cuisines as well as cheap family-oriented places to dine. When you are in Marin County, you'll to be confused about where to have your dinner. Most of the restaurants here cater to all kinds of budgets and they not only triumph in the variety of cuisines that they serve, but the service and ambiance as well. Some recommended places to eat are Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley, Sol Food in San Rafael, Fred's in Sausalito, and Picco Restaurant in Larkspur.


Marin County Resources

County of Marin

Marin County Parks

Visit Marin


Marin County Map