Marin County may be home to the famous Mount Tamalpais and a picture-perfect national seashore of over 80 miles, but don’t limit your trip to the spring and summer.
Due to Marin’s microclimate, temperatures never drop too low so all you need is a warm sweater and coat for the fall or winter. Plus, many of Marin’s top attractions aren’t as crowded in the winter, so you’ll likely have a more personalized and intimate experience.
Here are five activities to keep you warm and full of wonder this season.
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Just because it's cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Warm up with a walking tour. Coastal Walkers offers a few different routes that take participants to some of Marin County’s best viewpoints including Muir Woods, Mount Tam, Sausalito, and Baker Beach. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, as you’ll be walking on different terrain throughout.
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Warm Pastries + Espresso
Marin County has no shortage of cozy cafes. Tiburon Tavern and Caffé Acri, in historic downtown Tiburon, are your answer to starting a day of adventure. Quaint Caffé Acri offers high-quality pastries, cakes, coffees, sandwiches, soups, and teas. Have a warm breakfast at the Tiburon Tavern with specialty coffees. Enjoy the waterfront view by the ferry and outdoor seating at both.
Wine + Dine
Sometimes the only thing you need to warm up is a hearty meal and a glass of wine. Marin’s proximity to Wine Country and many farm-to-table restaurants means you’re in for a real treat. Since 2012, Food & Farm Tours has been a beloved experience for Bay Area locals and out-of-towners looking to experience the bounty of Marin and Sonoma counties through intimate culinary adventures including artisan cheese tastings with baby goat and sheep cuddles, coastal oyster tours, and expert-led pairing classes at breweries, wineries and distilleries.
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Even though Marin never gets too cold, the end-of-year season is the perfect excuse to check out some of the county’s best indoor attractions. There are a handful of museums, live theater, art walks, movie houses, a county cultural center, and holiday symphony performances in Marin. Visit the arts and cultural web page for ideas and the event calendar for details.
Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a special weekday escape, let the Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau help you plan your stay.
For more info, go to visitmarin.org.