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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Mount Tamalpais Views and Redwoods Hike, San Francisco, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Mount Tamalpais Views and Redwoods Hike

This hike will show you the best of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. You'll see a variety of terrain, including redwoods, and have spectacular views the entire ...  Read more

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

From USD $90.00
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour Afternoon Tour, San Francisco, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour Afternoon Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 450 Reviews

Join us for a narrated and scenic drive from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, explore the beauty of Giant Coastal Redwoods at Muir Woods and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco, San ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

Enjoy a 30-minute narrated seaplane flight over the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County with this all-inclusive package that includes a private tour of Muir ...  Read more

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

From USD $222.22
Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour, San Francisco, Air ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 132 Reviews

Leave the hustle and bustle of San Francisco behind and enjoy a day in the famed wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. Taste various award-winning Sonoma and Napa ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour by Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, San Francisco, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour by Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

The world famous coastal redwoods found in Northern California are the tallest trees in the world. They're a magical sight to see and in a place called Muir ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $59.99

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