About Marin County, California

Welcome to Marin Vacation, Marin County, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area.

Welcome to beautiful Marin County, California, located between San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and famous Napa Valley Wine Region.   Marin is a peninsula,that marks the start of the Norther California Redwood Empire.   Playing host to more national parks then any other city in America, Marin takes the environment and outdoors seriously.  Marin County offers locals, and tourist alike, a reminder of what you can expect if you put nature aside for all to enjoy.   Marin's environmental past, now offers it's residents a quality of life that should be in every community.  Residents and visitors can enjoy incredible vistas, fun, local shopping in unique towns with fun boutiques, as well as access at every turn to nature and it's beauty.  From incredible nature escapes, to Bay Area panoramic vistas, Marin captures nature and city, often together, and often not, to all that visit.  Whether you are here to visit family, seek inner peace, or do Mt. Tam's Dipsea race, you'll like to know what's up in Marin, and that is what your Marin Vacation is all about.

Places such as Marin Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, Mount Tamalpais State Recreation area, Samuel P. Taylor Park, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Olompali State Park, and China Camp State Park - and many more, are all here in Marin County.  Experience whale watching, salmon spawning, Sequoia Redwood Forests, Pacific Ocean Coastline, Skyline vista’s of San Francisco and Bay Area, even sustainable Organic Farming, can be found here, in Marin County.

Marin is home to unprecedented open thinking and beautiful art.  It is part of the forefront of the environmental movement.  Though Marin now is considered one of the most luxurious places to live in the bay area, it hasn’t lost it’s “home” town feel and special uniqueness of land, scenic beauty and fun attitude.  We can thank the hippies and naturalists for that!

The towns of Marin are varied in character and atmosphere, offering unique destinations throughout the small county.  From scenic waterfront atmosphere of Sausalito and Tiburon, and wooded rural towns of San Anselmo and Larkspur, to happening meccas such as San Rafael, and quirky Fairfax, it's all special.  Than again, Perhaps spending the day in a Surf town atmosphere, such as town Stinson or Bolinas, calls to you.  Of course, exploring the artsy and “forgotten” towns of West Marin, which also happens to offer a place or two of fine dining, such as in Olema and or Pt. Reyes, is just what your romantic side wants to do.  Depending on your mood, there is a town/atmosphere for you to explore, here, in Marin.  If your interested in re-habilitating your health, Marin is the place to be too.   From the spiritual to the physical, Marin can offer you what you need.


Marin offers a whole realm of Lifestyle choices, all of them embraced.  Tons of Spa’s and organic choices, along with fine dining and rugged eating choices, all yummy.  After a long hike up Mt. Tam, you may want to hit up one of the many Spa’s for a little R&R.

Top all that available luxury with great outdoor activities, and you’ll know why Marin has recently got the honor of being #1 in the nation for “lowest body mass index”.  In other words, the people here live a lifestyle where the environment embraces their well being by offering the great outdoors as a gym.