Gateway to the famous Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Marin County offers the perfect mix between the great outdoors and city life close to shopping and great restaurants and surrounded by breathtaking countryside and charming little towns. Whether you're in the mood for an active adventure or just want to take it easy, you're bound to find what you're looking for within an easy drive. And of course, San Francisco awaits you just across the Golden Gate Bridge!
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Tee off at local links: Bay Club StoneTree and Indian Valley Golf Club are both just five minutes away. These scenic courses offer challenging golf and terrific PGA golf shops. StoneTree features a beautiful clubhouse with stunning views.
Stroll through a Pacific paradise: Boutiques, street side cafes, yacht clubs, fine dining and galleries abound in the local bayside communities of Sausalito and Tiburon. Enjoy a relaxing meal overlooking the water and take in the breathtaking views of Angel Island and San Francisco, the City across the Bay. 20-minute drive.
Tour award-wining wineries: Tour and taste your way through some of the best wineries in the world in Sonoma and Napa wine country. Visitors will enjoy great shopping for local crafts and antiques, outdoor concerts, rejuvenating visits to natural mineral spring spas, and year around fairs and festivals. 15-minute drive to Sonoma. 30-minute drive to Napa.
Explore Prize Honored Cheesemaking: Visit famous cheesemakers in Marin and Sonoma Counties. For tour information, cheese tips, and where to buy. Download the map.
West Marin Food & Farm Tours: West Marin Farm Tours is the resource for an intimate group tour experience of West Marin, with themes ranging from oysters, cheese, or one that has a little of both. Please refer to the West Marin Food & Farm Tours website for more information.
Get in touch with nature: Walk among the ancient redwoods towering 260 feet high in the natural wonder known as Muir Woods. Just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the 550-acre preserve offers plenty of solitude, interpretive displays and programs, and easy to challenging hiking trails. For the adventuresome, try tandem hang gliding from the top of beautiful Mt. Tamalpais. 25-minute drive.
Enjoy the great outdoors: Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses 28 miles of California coast line with hiking trails, winding roads, green valleys and sandy beaches. Perfect for an all-day bike ride or scenic drive. Discover eclectic shops, art galleries, fascinating historical interests, and spectacular natural beauty amidst the regions many small coastal towns. 25-minute drive.
Discover a heavenly island: A short ferry ride from nearby Tiburon, Angel Island State Park offers great hiking trails, plus captivating military and cultural history. Three thousand years ago the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coastal Miwok Indians. It was later a haven for Spanish explorer Juan de Ayala, a cattle ranch, a processing center for thousands of early 20th Century immigrants, and a U.S. Army post. Explore the island by mountain bike, sea kayak or TramTours. 20-minute drive to the ferry.
Sights & Attractions
Visit a cultural landmark: Master architect Frank Lloyd Wright's final masterpiece, the Marin County Civic Center, is a nationally registered landmark, home to two grand performing arts theatres, and so much more. With a library, conservation gardens, and art galleries it's Marin County's cultural Mecca and well worth a visit. 5-minute drive.
Experience the thrill of racing: Located in nearby Sonoma, the Sonoma Raceway is one of North America's largest motorsports complexes. From NASCAR to motor bike to vintage car races, race fans will get their fill of speed and excitement. Make a dream come true and try the track yourself at the SimRaceway Performance Driving Center and Audi Sportscar Experience. 10-minute drive.
Zig, zag and get wild: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo is America's only combination wildlife park, oceanarium, and theme park. Ride on some of the fastest, loopiest, and scariest rollercoasters around. Get up close and personal with dolphins and seals. Feed a giraffe or have a lorikeet perch on your arm. The fun never ends! 20-minute drive.
Sonoma/Marin Counties - Golden Gate Transit
San Francisco - MUNI
East Bay/San Francisco/Daly City - BART
San Mateo County & parts of - SamTrans
San Francisco & Palo Alto - Caltrain
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)