Marin Attractions

China Camp State Park
One of the more fascinating historic sites in San Rafael, this 1,648-acre bayside park acquired its name from a Chinese fishing village that once flourished there. China Camp has hiking, horseback riding, and biking trails with sweeping views of San Pablo to the east, and San Rafael and the San Francisco Bay to the west. Boat launches, fishing piers, windsurfing, and plenty of picnic tables and barbecue pits round out the park's features.  China Camp State Park Website

Golden Gate Ferry
The Golden Gate Lakrspur Ferry departs from the historic San Francisco Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street and arrives at the visually stunning Larkspur Ferry Terminal in the heart of Marin County, just a short walk from Larkspur Landing shopping center. Once a quarry near San Quentin prison, the landing now features a delightful array of unique shops, wonderful restaurants, and relaxing outdoor areas. Golden Gate Ferry Website

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
One of the world's largest urban national parks, Golden Gate National Recreation Area hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles in and around San Francisco. For our neighbors who live and work in the Bay Area, we are their backyard national park. The place where they windsurf, walk the dog, go for a run, or bring their kids to explore nature and get a taste of history. Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area Website

Marin Center
For over 35 years the Marin Center has presenetd a spectacular array of world class performing arts events. As one of the Bay Area's top venues, we celebrate the energy and vibrancy of artistic discovery and the inspiring creative connection between artists and audiences. Incredible performers from across the globe give our patrons a rare feast of superb entertainment and culturally uplifting performances. We invite you to join us for another exhilarating season!  Marin Center Website

Marin County Civic Center
The Marin County Civic Center was Frank Lloyd Wright's last major commission and is one of the famed architect's most distinctive designs. The Civic Center, which spans three hills, includes a lush 11-acre lagoon and a 20-acre park. Also on the grounds of the Civic Center complex is Marin Center, the county's largest performing arts and convention facility. Buildings are open to the public for self-guided tours during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Volunteer docents lead a free one-hour tour of the Center by appointment only. Call ahead at (415)499-7009.  Marin County Civic Center Website

Marin County Parks
A variey of experiences and outdoor recreational opportunities await individuals visiting Marin County Parks. Boat launches and beaches, golf courses and swimming pools, picnic areas and ball fields are just a few samples of the many opportunities available. Large corporate or organizational picnics and events are welcome by reservation.  Marin County Parks Website

McNear Beach
McNear Beach is one of Marin's most popular recreation areas, located off Point San Pedro Road near Peacock Gap. The 35-acre recreational area offers an outdoor swimming pool, fishing pier, two tennis courts, numerous family and group picnic areas with barbecues, and almost a mile of sandy beaches. Fee for parking and use of pool. (415) 499-6387.  McNear Beach Website

Muir Woods
This is the best tree lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world, declared conservationist John Muir when describing the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods. Muir Woods National Monument is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), one of the largest urban national parks in the world. GGNRA was established in 1972 and contains 75,398 acres extended from Tomales Bay in Marin County to San Mateo County in the south, encompassing 59 miles of shoreline - one of the largest coastal preserves in the nation.  Muir Woods Website

Point Reyes
From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches, through its open grasslands to its brushy hillsides and forested ridges, visitors can discover over 1,000 species of plants and animals. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, Point Reyes preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.  Point Reyes Website

Samuel P. Taylor Park
With over 2,780 acres of wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills of Marin, the park features a unique contrast of coast redwood groves and open grassland. 
Samuel P. Taylor Website