Why a guide? Whether you’ve lived here for decades or are just visiting for a week, there
is always something new to discover. Even we at Marin Magazine are constantly finding
new and exciting ways to enjoy the county, and are continually renewing our appreciation of this truly unique corner of the planet. With 520,000 square miles (80 percent of
it open space) surrounded mostly by the ocean or bay, Marin is a recreational heaven. In
these 48 pages we present vetted tips on all the best parts of any summer, including hiking, biking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, exploring, relaxing and, of course, eating.
For the foodies we’ve literally mapped out the farms and ranches of West Marin
open to the public that produce the fresh and organic goods the county is famous for.
We’ve done the thinking and planning for you — you just need an appetite, a sense of
adventure and possibly a cooler.
Craving the coast? Point Reyes National Seashore has 80 miles of shoreline to
explore, and this doesn’t include 3.5-miles of Stinson Beach, which is particularly
popular on a sunny day. Our guide will help you figure out which beach suits your needs
(there’s even a beach for those who don’t want to wear a suit at all).
And then there’s the mountain. Mount Tamalpais provides many opportunities to
get moving, be inspired and appreciate the natural wonder (and views) of Marin. We’ve
created the ultimate map to help you explore the mountain in whichever way you choose
— stroll, hike or bike, or drive to the top for a fresh perspective.
So enjoy the guide and all that it offers, and let us know how your summer in Marin is
going by hashtagging your Instagram and Twitter photos #inmarin. We’ll feature some
favorites on marinmagazine.com. See you on the trails.
The Editors of Marin Magazine
PUBLISHER / EDI TORIAL DIREC TOR
EXECU TIVE EDI TOR
Calin Van Paris
AR T DIREC TOR
Stephanie Orma, Gordon Studer
Sean Cope, Daniel Fox, Dave Kendrick,
Tim Porter, Barbara Ries,
Ron Steinau, Debra Tarrant
ADVER TISING DIREC TOR
Michele Geoffrion Johnson
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
ADVER TISING AR T DIREC TOR
DIGI TAL CON TEN T EDI TOR
OFFICE MANAGER/SOCIAL MEDIA
Kirstie A. Martinelli
One Harbor Drive, Suite 208
Sausalito, CA 94965
Welcome to Marin Magazine’s Ultimate Summer Guide.