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Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour
"After pickup from your San Francisco hotel relax on a comfortable drive north to wine country. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy sweeping views of San Francisco Bay Alcatraz and the city skyline. Wind through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and along the base of Mt Tamalpais leaving the rush of the city behind and setting the pace for a relaxing day out in the country. Get ready for a day of wine tastings in Sonoma and Napa Valley!Once in Sonoma County admire the rolling hills and beautiful valleys that have supplied the world with fantastic wines for more than 60 years. Your professional guide will describe the region and its wine in detail so that you can truly appreciate your experience.Your where you'll hop on a 45-minute tram tour to enjoy up-close views of the biodynamic vineyards fermentation facility and crush pad. This intimate tram tour lets you follow the winemaking process from the roots to the glass and see how wine is made
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"Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito
Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour""Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco ""Your luxurious morning expedition begins with pickup from your hotel in the San Francisco area. Start your day with complimentary coffee or tea and a croissant bagel or scone made locally in Marin. Enjoy a narrated drive to Sausalito where your private group will board a comfortable seaplane. Have photos taken with your plane before taking to the skies over San Francisco. Your pilot shares facts and anecdotes a see more of the Marin Headlands by private vehicle including Hawk Hill and Mount Tamalpais
From $222.00
 
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour by Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
"This Muir Woods tour takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge into the picturesque coastal town of Sausalito and to the famous redwood trees of Muir Woods. Enjoy a scenic ride through the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco before stopping at the Palace of Fine arts for a great photo opportunity.Feel the w smell the salt in the air and get the best view of the San Francisco Bay as you cross the 1.7 mile span of the Golden Gate Bridge. Another photo opportunity awaits at the northernmost part of the Golden Gate Bridge before heading into the beautiful coast especially for their artistic community galleries shopping and restaurants.Following Sausalito the tour winds up through the scenic Highway 1 past Mount Tamalpais and through the hills and forests of Marin County. In Muir Woods National Monument Park
From $60.00

Marin County Fair Tips (1)

Marin County Fair

The Marin County Fair is held every year in San Rafael over the Fourth of July weekend, and it's fun for the whole family. There's an amusement park with all kinds of rides, many of them suitable for small children; photography, arts & crafts, and magic shows; animal exhibits and demonstrations, e.g. mule driving, cow milking, llamas, potbellied pigs.

There are concerts with well-known names -- the 2006 lineup included The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rick Springfield, The Nelsons, Eddie Money, and Joan Jett. And of course, there are all kinds of food concessions stands. The fair always closes with fireworks over the lagoon.

It's a great deal, as the ticket for admission to the fair ($13 in 2006) also admits you to the concerts.

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San Rafael Mission

Originally a sub mission to San Francsico's Mission Dolores, San Rafael Arcángel was established as an independent mission in 1822. In 1834 San Rafael's mission was the first to be secularized by the...
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Marin County Center

Public library at the Marin County Civic Center. Not a spectacular collection, but what a great spot for a library, the room is right underneath the cupola of this amazing building designed by Frank...
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China Camp Park

Buckeye Point is part of China Camp State Park. I like this spot, kinda, because it is a short walk to the water, and it has an outdoor shower. Also a restroom. It's hardly used so there normally are...
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Muir Woods

LOOKING UP AT THE TREES ACTUALLY MADE ME DIZZY ...LOVED OUR LITTLE WALK TO LOOK AROUND BEFORE WE WENT TO SAN FRAN. THE TREES ARE HUGE AND NO PICTURE CAN DO THEM JUSTICE. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG .. I...
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Sausalito

Riding over the bridge, the views are expansive over the harbour (pic 4) and when you reach the other side you can look back and see the bridge from a different angle (pic 5). So, as you descend the...
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Golden Gate Bridge

During the Civil War, advances in artillery proved that masonry forts in the style of Fort Point were unable to withstand bombardment by heavy ordinance. Consequentially, the period following the war...
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