Marin County sits just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and just west of the Sonoma and Napa Valley vineyards. With such close proximity to some of California's most popular destinations, it's easy to think that Marin County might get lost amongst its more notable neighbors. However, Marin County's amazing landscapes, inviting and friendly people, and its fantastic cultural scene is blooming brighter than ever.
Lounge on a beautiful beach; Launch yourself from a mountain and soar 2000 feet to the ocean's break; Mountain bike in the same areas where mountain biking was invented; Visit the ranches and farms that supply some of the finest restaurants in the world or visit the Marin Civic Center Certified Farmers Market and try some of the local foods for yourself; Visit historic and stunning lighthouses. It really doesn't matter what you're interested in, you're sure to find something that peaks your interests here in Marin County.
Marin is home to some of Northern California's most incredible habitats which are managed and protected to enhance their natural, undeveloped character while accommodating educational activities and trail-oriented uses. Some of Marin's most exhilarating outdoor destinations include Muir Woods National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore, Mt. Tamalpais State Park and Angel Island State Park, as well as Golden Gate National Recreation Area which in itself includes Marin Headlands, Muir Beach and Stinson Beach.
The entire Marin County area is full of life and a distinct cultural charm. The laid-back lifestyle and ideals of Marin make it a bit different. The home of holistic artists and goat cheese artisans, this is the natural habitat of those grateful for nature and of the Grateful Dead. There's no better place to break away from the typical tourist routine in Northern California than the inviting, laid back sites and sounds of Marin County.