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Things to do in Marin County

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Marin County. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Marin County attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Marin County to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Marin County.

  • Blue Waters Kayaking

    Meet your guide (bring your own packed lunch) in Inverness. You’ll split the day between paddling along the Point Reyes peninsula, looking for seal... More
  • Cowgirl Creamery

    Go to Cowgirl Cantina—a deli counter opened by Cowgirl Creamery—to put together a picnic for a hike through the national seashore. The converted ba... More
  • Drakes Bay Family Farms

    For brinier bivalves than those harvested in Tomales Bay, head to Point Reyes National Seashore, where oysters are exposed to the cold Pacific wate... More
  • Heath Ceramics Factory Store

    Known for iconic tableware that’s a favorite with modern-design fans and magazine prop stylists. More
  • Muir Woods

    Just outside San Francisco, feel like an ant next to the biggest living things on earth: the redwoods. More
  • Nature Friends Tourist Club

    This German beer garden, built in 1912 on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, 30 minutes north of San Francisco, is members-only—mostly. Every weekend b... More
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    There’s no way to see all of Point Reyes National Seashore in one day. An elk preserve is located to the north; steep peaks are covered with pines ... More
  • Tomales Bakery

  • Tyler Florence - Mill Valley

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