Marin County

Things to do in Marin County

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 barn that houses Cowgirl Creamery and Cantina is just a block off Highway 1.

Meet your guide (bring your own packed lunch) in Inverness. You’ll split the day between paddling along the Point Reyes peninsula, looking for seals, and hiking into Tomales Bay State Park; elk-spotting tours are also available.

This German beer garden, built in 1912 on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, 30 minutes north of San Francisco, is members-only—mostly.

For brinier bivalves than those harvested in Tomales Bay, head to Point Reyes National Seashore, where oysters are exposed to the cold Pacific waters.

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 to the south; coastal highlands are blanketed with brush.

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

Just outside San Francisco, feel like an ant next to the biggest living things on earth: the redwoods.