Introducing San Rafael
San Rafael, the oldest and largest town in Marin, is slightly less upscale than most of its neighbors but doesn’t lack atmosphere. It’s a common stop for travelers on their way to Point Reyes. Just north of San Rafael, Lucas Valley Rd heads west to Point Reyes Station, passing George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Fourth St, San Rafael’s main drag, is lined with cafés and shops. If you follow it west out of downtown San Rafael, it meets Sir Francis Drake Blvd and continues west to the coast.