|Marin County is only a short drive north from downtown San Francisco, but it’s a world away from the city. Towering redwoods, cascading streams, lush ferns and moss, spring wildflowers, sandy beaches along the bay, Marin County is perfect for a day outdoors with kids.
|Marin Headlands, Tennesee Valley, and Muir Woods National Monument are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the largest national park in an urban area. You'll need a car to explore Marin, but hiking in this spectacular scenery is an unforgettable family experience.
Marin County South
|Sausalito & Around
Marin County North
|Point Reyes National Seashore
In San Rafael, don't miss the Marin Farmers Market (one of the largest in California) with a bounty of organic fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads and pastries, locally made honey and cheese, fish, seafood, grass-fed meat, sandwiches, dim sum. Market is located on 3501 Civic Center Dr., open year round, Thursday and Sunday.
for Kids has plenty of fun things to do with kids in Marin County, but you'll need a fun place to stay.
Here's our own Travel for Kids insider list of family hotels in Marin County, all styles and price ranges, and near to places you'll want to explore:
|Marin County family hotels
|A house rental has lots of advantages for families full kitchen, so you don't need to eat all your meals in restaurants, room to spread out all your stuff (kids can have a room of their own), washer and dryer and more. Spend a weekend, or week!
|Marin County family vacation rentals