|Marin County is a paradise for outdoor recreation - with weather that allows visitors and residents to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and sailing all year round. But it's also a wonderful place to do next to nothing at all.
The charm and character of Marin’s unique cities are reflected in its many neighborhood shopping districts. Each community in Marin offers shoppers something unique for every taste and wish. Located within the communities of Marin are boutiques, antique stores, fine arts and one-of-a-kind crafts, handmade gifts, and home furnishings. Art galleries are scattered throughout Marin, many of them filled with the work of local artists.
In addition to the local community shops, Marin also hosts regional and nationally-known retailers, located in a number of shopping centers throughout the county. From Vintage Oaks at Novato to Northgate Mall in San Rafael, to the beautiful high-end outdoor shopping destinations in Corte Madera to the many retail plazas strategically placed throughout Mill Valley and Larkspur, and all the way up through San Anselmo and Fairfax. But let’s not forgot the organic finds and eclectic shops scattered through the hills of West Marin / Point Reyes.
From cozy and casual to elegant and refined, Marin County is home to more than 500 restaurants. Every region of the world is represented with its own rich and diverse ethnic cuisine, and friendly and engaging restaurateurs happily share their history and secrets.
The Marin County Civic Center by Frank Lloyd Wright
Wikipedia: Marin County Civic Center - Lots of information about this architectural landmark.
San Rafael is located 15 miles north across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
The Marin County Civic Center, the only public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in San Rafael, California. The building, completed in 1959 after Wright's death, is a national and state designated historic landmark.
From the official website:
For over 35 years the Marin Center has presented a spectacular array of world-class performing arts events. As one of the Bay Area's top venues, we celebrate the energy and vibrancy of artistic discovery - the inspiring creative connection between artists and audiences. Incredible performers from across the globe give our patrons a rare feast of superb entertainment and culturally uplifting performmances. We invite you to join us for another exhilerating season!
|The closest hotels:|
|Four Points Barcelo by Sheraton||(415) 479-8800||Very close to venue|
|Villa Inn||((415) 456-4975||Very close, pleasant and moderate|
|Embassy Suites||(415) 499-9222||Right next to venue|
|Colonial Motel||415) 453-9188||Good if you're on a tight budget|
|Panama Hotel||(415) 457 3993||Recommended|
|Days Inn||(415) 453-3450||Moderate|
|San Anselmo Inn||415) 455-5366||Boutique Hotel|
|Best Western Corte Madera||(415) 924-1502||Corte Madera|
|Courtyard by Marriott||(415) 925-1800||Larkspur|
|Best Western Novato Oaks||(415) 883-4400||Novato|
|Travelodge||(415) 383-0340||Mill Valley|
|Northgate Mall||Upscale - Macys, Sears||San Rafael|
|The Village||Upscale - Nordstrom, Macys||Corte Madera|
|Town Center||Barnes and Noble, REI, Container Store||Corte Madera|
|Marin Country Mart||Bed, Bath and Beyond||Larkspur|
|Vintage Oaks||Costco, Target||Novato|
|San Rafael downtown||Restaurants and unique stores on 4th St||San Rafael|
|Mill Valley||Boutiques, cafes, specialty stores||Mill Valley|
|Sausalito||Shops and restaurants on the waterfront||Sausalito|
Visit Marin - The official website created by the California Visitors Bureau.
Marin Center - Venue website.
Marin Airporter - Shuttle available every 30 minutes from SFO to hotel.
Expedia - Marin County hotels
HotelsTravel.com: Marin - A great directory of hotels and B&Bs in Marin.
Wikipedia: Marin - Good overall summary of the county.
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