Conzelman Road towards Point Bonita Lighthouse

4 Stunning Scenic Drives in Marin County


With perfect weather yearround and to-die-for views, Marin County promises a vacation state of mind in just a short drive from both urban San Francisco and picturesque Wine Country.

Much of Marin County can be easily explored by car. Whether you're craving a day of outdoor adventure with the convertible top down, or hoping for a quick scenic photo opp with a birdseye view, and handful of great driving routes guarantee that you can do Marin in style. Bring your camera to capture the mountains, hills, and valleys from every angle.

1. If you're driving north from SF, take the first exit from the Golden Gate Bridge towards the Headlands and drive Conzelman Road. Prepare yourself for unforgettable views of the coastline and gentle rollercoaster turns.

2. For a more relaxing experience, the winding Lucas Valley Road has plenty of twists and turns. Watch as the green spring grass changes to gold in summer months.

3. In need of a beach break? A drive to Point Reyes National Seashore, with its dramatic and wild landscape, is everything and more.

4. Finally, find yourself atop a 2,571-foot mountain peak with panoramic views of Marin's hills, San Francisco, and the East Bay. The drive up Mt. Tamalpais on Panoramic Highway allows for an easy climb with deep canyons and sweeping hillsides cloaked with redwood forests, oak woodlands, and open grassland. Well worth the ride, and a perfect way to explore all that Marin has to offer. //

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