MARIN AS HOMEBASE
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The beauty of Marin County is fully realized and self-contained. But there’s
another beauty worth noting: Its central location. From your home base of Marin
County, you can explore other things that the Bay Area has to offer without ever
losing a day to an overly-long commute.
DAY 1 — WELCOME TO MARIN COUNTY
Arrive in San Francisco and cross the Golden Gate Bridge to your destination in sunny Marin
County. Relax by the pool at your hotel and enjoy a fine dining experience at a local restaurant
of your choice.
DAY 2 —THE FAMOUS SIGHTS OF MARIN AND SAN FRANCISCO
Take the Ferry from Larkspur Landing in Marin County and enjoy the scenic views of San
Francisco, Angel Island, Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Upon your arrival at
the renovated Ferry Building, take a trolley up the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf and
Pier 39. Catch the cable car at the Wharf and head to Union Square for the some of the best
shopping in Northern California.
DAY 3 — COASTAL MARIN COUNTY
Start the day with a tour of legendary Muir Woods National Monument, a remnant of the
ancient coastal redwood forests that blanketed many Northern California coastal valleys
before the 1800s. From there, travel north on coastal Highway 1 and visit the Point Reyes
National Seashore. In the quaint town of Point Reyes Station, tour Cowgirl Creamery and
observe cheese making in action as the creamery makes 3,000 pounds of handmade cheese
DAY 4 — SONOMA WINE
Marin County is the gateway to the Sonoma Wine region. Begin your journey on Highway
12 and find yourself in the Valley of the Moon wine region in under thirty minutes. Or head
north on Highway 101 and discover the famous wine regions of Russian River Valley, Chalk
Hill, Alexandra Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and more.
DAY 5 — NAPA WINE
The world famous Napa wine region is less than an hour away. Start your day on Highway
29 to visit wineries and world class restaurants in and around Napa. Then take the beautiful
Silverado Trail heading south, “down valley,” toward Highway 29 and back to Marin County
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