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Top Choice Forest in Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Wander among an ancient stand of the world's tallest trees in 550-acre Muir Woods. The 1-mile Main Trail Loop is a gentle walk alongside Redwood Creek to the 1000-year-old trees at Cathedral Grove; it returns via Bo…
Top Choice Architecture in Sausalito

Sausalito Houseboats

Bohemia still thrives along the shoreline of Richardson Bay, where free spirits inhabit hundreds of quirky homes that bobble in the waves among the seabirds and seals. Structures range from psychedelic mural-splashe…
Top Choice Market in San Rafael

Sunday Marin Farmers Market

Nowhere else in Marin County do as many farmers, ranchers, fishers and gourmet-food makers gather than at this Sunday morning farmers market, happening rain or shine at the Marin Civic Center off Hwy 101. Browse the…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Marin Headlands

Point Bonita Lighthouse

This historical lighthouse is a breathtaking half-mile walk from a small parking area off Field Rd. From the tip of Point Bonita, you can see the distant Golden Gate Bridge and beyond it the San Francisco skyline. I…
Top Choice National Park in Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

A rough-hewn beauty, Point Reyes National Seashore boasts marine mammals and birds, as well as scores of shipwrecks. Follow Sir Francis Drake Blvd west out to the point’s edge-of-the-world lighthouse, whipped by fer…
Top Choice Seafood in Sausalito

Fish

Chow down on seafood sandwiches, BBQ oysters or a Dungeness-crab roll at redwood picnic tables facing Richardson Bay. A local leader in promoting fresh and sustainably caught fish, this place has wonderful wild salm…
Top Choice State Park in Angel Island

Angel Island State Park

Rising in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has been a military base, immigration station, WWII Japanese internment camp and Nike missile site, leaving interesting and thought-provoking forts and bunkers…
Top Choice Seafood in Point Reyes Station

Hog Island Oyster Company

Ten miles north of Point Reyes Station you’ll find the salty turnout for Hog Island Oyster Company. There’s not much to see: just some picnic tables and BBQ grills, an outdoor cafe and a window selling their famousl…
Top Choice Park in Marin Headlands

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

It's no mystery why this is one of the Bay Area's most popular hiking and cycling destinations. As the trails wind beside the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay and through the Marin Headlands, they afford stunning…
Historic Building in Angel Island

Angel Island Immigration Station

Nicknamed the 'Ellis Island of the West,' Angel Island's early-20th-century US Immigration Station is a 1.5-mile walk or bike ride from the ferry dock. This facility was primarily a screening and detention center fo…