Attractions

Architecture in San Rafael

Marin County Civic Center

Although he didn't live to see it built, this was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's final commission. He designed the horizontal hilltop buildings to flow with the natural beauty of the county's landscape, with sky-blu…
Park in San Rafael

China Camp State Park

About 6 miles northeast of San Rafael, this is a pleasant place to stop for a picnic or short hike. From Hwy 101, take the N San Pedro Rd exit and continue east. A Chinese shrimp-fishing village once stood here and …
Church in San Rafael

Mission San Rafael Arcángel

The town began with this mission, founded in 1817, which served as a sanatorium for Native Americans suffering from European diseases. The present building is a tidy replica dating from 1949.