THE COUNTY BOASTS a 72-mile-long (often walk-able) unblemished coastline, charming towns and
countless acres of open space. Those fortunate enough
to live here can surely agree that there is no shortage of
ways to enjoy this exceptional county. First time visiting? No worries — we’ve compiled a list in geographical
order of both familiar favorites and lesser-known picks
to help you get acquainted. Welcome to Marin.
1VISTA POINT Photo op for fantastic views of San Francisco — just remember to bring a jacket, as it
does get windy.
2MARIN HEADLANDS Beaches, a marine mammal sanctuary, an art center and more, as
well as miles of scenic trails for hiking and biking.
3POINT BONITA LIGHTHOUSE Open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. If
you make the trek you’ll be rewarded with sweeping
views of the Pacific.
4BAY MODEL Both fascinating and free to visit, this colossal hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay
is a Sausalito landmark.
5BLACKIE’S PASTURE Get away for a stroll — and also find dramatic water views and a statue of the
beloved horse the park was named after.
6OLD ST. HILARY'S CHURCH Founded in 1888, this historic building is nestled on a hillside in the mid-
dle of a rare wildflower preserve.
7MILL VALLEY DEPOT/LYTTON SQUARE Centrally located and named in honor of the first soldier from
Mill Valley to die in World War I.
8MUIR WOODS Renowned for its old-growth forest of coast redwoods, the land was declared a National
Monument (the first ever to be located near a major
city) in 1908.
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9SAN QUENTIN Undoubtedly one of the best-known and the oldest correctional facilities in California and one of
the biggest in the country.
10SAN RAFAEL MISSION Originally known as Mission San Rafael Arcángel, it was the 20th
mission founded of the 21 Alta California locations.