1LIKE AN ANGEL When Juan de Ayala of the Spanish navy became the first European to sail into San Francisco Bay on August 5, 1775, he anchored in the leeward harbor of what he named Isla de los Ángeles. Today, Ayala Cove welcomes more than 110,000 visitors annually
to Angel Island State Park, where they picnic, camp, hike 788-foot Mount Livermore, and absorb the isle’s history as army garrison and “Ellis Island of the West” for 1 million Asian immigrants. All but 0.7 percent of Angel Island lies within Marin County, so we claim it as our own,
another distinctive symbol of this area’s natural splendor.
Now, read on, as we honor 100 more of our favorite places, things, views and activities
throughout the beautiful county we call Marin, plus some readers’ picks. Whether you fly
overhead; walk, hike or drive on the ground; or take to the water, we’ve got a little something
for everybody. And be sure to watch the video at marinmagazine.com/videos.
PHOTOS BY TIM PORTER