|| California | san francisco|
|Marin County is only a short drive north from downtown San Francisco (or take the ferry to Sausalito), 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. A car is necessary to get to these areas, but hiking in this spectacular scenery is an unforgettable family experience.|
|Tip: 20 miles further up the coast is Point Reyes National Seashore.|
|Sausalito & Around|
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 hand-picked 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|