1 MOUNTAIN-BIKE Considered the birthplace of mountain biking,
Marin County offers trails for every level of riding skill.
2 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE You may have driven across it hundreds of
times, but to really experience its grandeur, take the
time to stroll across and soak in its art deco styling.
3 MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT One of the last ancient coast redwood forests,
Muir Woods is home to the world’s tallest living things,
with 1,000-year-old trees more than 250 feet high.
4 SAN RAFAEL MISSION The 20th California mission was built in San
Rafael in 1817. Its museum houses artifacts and
other objets d’art from when the mission served as
the original county seat.
5 DIPSEA STEPS These 688 stairs will get your heart pumping as
you ascend the equivalent of a 50-story building, the
most famous section of the country’s oldest trail race.
6 SUMMIT MOUNT TAMALPAIS Whether you are putting your foot to a trail, to a
pedal or to the metal, the top of Mount Tam is a must.
Best panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, bar none.
7 TUESDAYS AT 142 THROCKMORTON Pop in to this popular live entertainment spot
in Mill Valley on a Tuesday and you might just see
Dana Carvey or Robin Williams behind the mic.
8 DRIVE TO WEST MARIN Redefine the Sunday drive by motoring around the
perimeter of Marin. Tiny hamlets. Majestic redwoods.
Bucolic settings. Sweeping ocean views. Check.
9 EAT AN OYSTER Taste the heart of Marin by sampling bivalves
raised inside the pristine estuary that is Tomales
Bay. Sustainable slurpable seafood.
10 POINT BONITA LIGHTHOUSE Set out on a fog-free day and be rewarded
with vistas for miles at the fully functioning lighthouse at the northern edge of the Golden Gate.
Of the hundreds of wonderful ways to spend your day in Marin,
we’ve pinpointed the top 10 that should be on everyone’s list.
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