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Marin County Attractions

Don't Miss These Marin County Attractions!

Marin County Attractions are a bit unique. Although it's just a short trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to  Marin County, the Golden Gate Bridge is the last conventional tourist attraction you'll see, once you enter Marin.

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These Marin attractions come in super-size only, and they cover a lot of territory:

  • Point Reyes National Seashore...
  • Muir Woods...
  • Mount Tamalpais...

Even the urban tourist attractions are more area-like or neighborhood than classic:

  • The Sausalito area,
  • The Mill Valley area,
  • The San Rafael area,
  • The Belvedere Tiburon area...

Come along, explore Marin with us, and see what you prefer - rural or urban (or maybe - like us - it's both)!

Our Top 11 Marin County Attractions

  • Muir Woods National Monument contains old-growth Coast Redwoods, has six miles of hiking trails, and is a popular nature respite for Marinites and visitors alike.
  • Angel Island State Park is often associated with San Francisco, but it's actually a Marin attraction. Popular activities include hiking, biking, and beachcombing.
  • Mount Tamalpais, with its Redwood groves and oak woodlands also has a spectacular view from its 2571 foot peak. On a clear day, you can see the Farallon Islands, 25 miles out to sea!
  • Point Reyes National Seashore contains 71,028 acres of rocky headlands, expansive sand beaches, open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges. Point Reyes Lighthouse is a major Marin attraction!
  • The San Andreas Fault in Marin County is a surprise to most people, but much of the fault activity from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 - epicentered West of the Golden Gate - traveled North, through the Point Reyes area?

Marin County Attractions
Beaches, Boutiques and Boathouses

  • Marin's beaches and beach communities are definitely part of the attraction! Beautiful Muir Beach, charming Stinson Beach, mysterious Bolinas across the Bolinas Lagoon, China Camp, Drakes Beach, Kirby Cove, Limantour...
  • Picturesque Sausalito, former rail town and shipbuilding center, now with its elegant boutiques and famous houseboats is a popular tourist destination, often at the end of a ferry ride from San Francisco.
  • Tiburon and Belvedere, both on Tiburon Peninsula, are almost surrounded by the waters of San Francisco Bay and offer quaint New England style streets with high-end shops and waterfront restaurants with incredible views.
  • The Marine Mammal Center rescues sick and injured marine mammals - mostly seals and sea lions - and rehabilitates them for release back into the wild. Take a fascinating tour of their facility at Fort Cronkite.

  • The Bay Area Discovery Museum features hands-on art, science, environmental, and media exhibitions designed to nurture childhood creativity. Visit Imagination Playground, Discovery Hall, Lookout Cove, and more.

There you have the top eleven Marin County attractions, but trust me when I say, we've only just scratched the surface of the attractions you'll discover in Marin!

We'll have more to share with you about Marin attractions in the coming weeks; things like:

  • Marin County Beaches
    They're not all in Western Marin!
  • Marin County Communities
    From Beach Towns to Inland Empires!
  • Marin County Parks and Preserves
    State Parks, Nature Preserves, Marshes and Bogs!

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