Summer Guide

A Guide to Point Reyes

  Welcome to one of the most geographically distinct, culinarily expressive and recreationally equipped places on the planet — Point Reyes. To get your summer going we’ve created this map with a mini bucket list of activities and places to…

Summer Festival Fashion

You don’t have to suffer for fashion. These festival-ready items will have you focusing on the important stuff — the music — and staying in style all summer long.

Marin Music Festivals 2019

Outdoor music fests are one of the perks of California in summer. Here are some Northern California festivals we tune into. 

Drive and Dine

A baker’s dozen of not-so-faraway restaurants to whet the appetite for your next road trip.

Take a Hike

In a county known for hiking, here are six trails guaranteed to not disappoint.

Music Festivals

Here are some summer music festivals for everyone, and all are within a day’s driving distance of Marin.

Helping Hand

Cherish Marin’s beauty and ensure its future prosperity by volunteering this summer. Here are some of the opportunities available.

Aye Aye, Captain

Brave the waters of this treasured spot under the watchful eyes of a sword-wielding statue at Dillon Beach.

Food-Focused Road Trips

We’ve scoured Northern California to bring you these 12 notable eateries well worth the drive.

Summer Summits

Sometimes you just need to change your perspective. Nothing can do that quite like hiking to the top of a mountain where you'll see the bay and the county laid out in front of you.

Stafford Lake Bike Park

Considering that Marin is the birthplace of mountain biking, it’s only appropriate that we now have a brand-new park solely dedicated to the sport.

Olympic Sports in Marin

In August, the world will tune in to the 2016 Summer Olympics, hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and featuring 42 different sports, including new additions golf and rugby. But there’s no reason our county’s couch potatoes can’t play along on the sidelines. Here are some places to try your hand (or foot) at these feats this summer.

Eat It Up

These eight spots may not be as convenient as your local Starbucks, but they’re worth the trek.

Hot Summer Tunes

These seven venues are keeping Marin’s strong live music tradition alive.

Rodeo Beach

The fleeting colors of the sunset are another story: though varied, their multihued tones return nightly.

Golden Gate Bridge

For more than 75 years, the Golden Gate Bridge has been the main artery between San Francisco and Marin County. Here are some less well-known tidbits about the bridge and its environs.

Picnic Picks

With all the beautiful vistas, picnicking in Marin is a great way to celebrate the bounty of our county. Here are some locally sourced provisions that will satisfy any gourmand.


Taking advantage of the proximity of the coastal Marin and Sonoma milk shed, local ice cream makers are keeping things cool. On a hot day, these spots are tops.

Beach Bounty

In Marin, we have 72 miles of coastline and more than 20 beaches, which means everyone can find a place by the sea.