Cross the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and you’ll find yourself in Marin County, a rugged swath of Northern California known for its small towns, undeveloped coastline and rural interior landscape. Outdoors enthusiasts can rent mountain bikes and head out to explore the supposed birthplace of the sport or hike through pristine redwood forests. Music lovers can bob their heads to live music in San Rafael, hometown of the Grateful Dead. Foodies can chow down on fresh oysters all along the coast. There’s a little something for everyone.

Known locally as the Bay Area’s park, nearly 85 percent of Marin County is protected from development, much of that space occupied by Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The county’s abundant organic farms supply food to some of the nation’s best restaurants. To sample the goods for yourself, head to the Marin Farmers Market on Sunday, the third largest in California.

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Best of Marin County Food Tour: Hog Island Oyster Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Brickmaiden Breads

Enjoy an insider’s journey into Marin’s incredible culinary scene! Just north of San Francisco, this area is famous for its artisan food culture. Sample ...  Read more

Location: Point Reyes Station, Marin County
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00

Behind-the-Scenes Cheese Tasting Tour in Marin

Calling all cheese lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area! This Marin cheese tour starts at Point Reyes and takes you behind the scenes of four local cheese ...  Read more

Location: Point Reyes Station, Marin County
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00

Marin County Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Dive deep into the ultimate oyster experience! Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at five famous West Marin oyster farms and restaurants, including ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, Marin County
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00

Explore Marin County: Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore Muir Woods and Sausalito, and enjoy a thrilling seaplane tour flight over the Golden Gate Bridge with this all-inclusive, family-friendly package that ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $349.00

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