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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
From $149.00
 
"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

More Warnings and Dangers in San Rafael

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A word about straying off the trails...

Actually 3 words.Don't do it!Our ecosystem in the open spaces of San Rafael is very fragile. Damage and scars caused by foot traffic or mountain bikes off designated trails and fire roads take years...
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San Rafael's Safety

Previous people have posted : "The only dangerous area is the cannel. I do not recomend walking around this area at night, unless you are mexican. This tip is not ment to be racist, it's just that the...
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Poison Oak

We have poison oak all over the place in Marin County. This is something you do NOT want to experience. If you venture off the trails or fire roads, there is a good chance you will come across poison...
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Muddy and wet

Winters in San Rafael usually get quite a lot of rain. Trails that were dry in the summer are often muddy and wet in the winter.This creekbed is completely dry in the summer. Now, in January, it is...
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Oak trees at risk

Sudden oak death has killed hundreds and has infected thousands of tanoaks and coast live oaks in Marin County and surrounding counties. The culprit is Phytophthora ramorum, a relative of the fungus...
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Know the secret password

There are some parts of San Rafael that are so rural they use cows to set up traffic stops. I advise declining the field sobriety test if they insist upon it.
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1735 Lincoln Ave, (formerly Colonial Motel), San Rafael, California, 94901, United States
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101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, California, 94903, United States
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1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, California, 94903, United States
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1775 Francisco Boulevard East, San Rafael, California, 94901, United States
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855 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, California, 94901, United States
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737 East Francisco Boulevard, (Formerly Days Inn), San Rafael, California, 94901, United States
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Top Things to Do in San Rafael

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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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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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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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Muir Beach

John Muir was a Scottish-born naturalist and preservationist who helped protect the Yosemite Valley. When the last stand of redwoods was preserved in the area immediately north of San Francisco in the...
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Farmer's Market

This was a great introduction to the town of San Rafael. Located on 4th street which is closed to traffic. We wandered up and down about six blocks of vendors selling everything from fedoras to...
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Looney Lu'au

Here are the hard-working Hostesses of the event! Jessica was the PASTRY CHEF EXTRAORDINAIRE and baked all kinds of wonderful, exotic goodies! Annapet was her usual Galloping Gourmet Chef and...
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Top 5 San Rafael Writers

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karenincalifornia

"San Rafael CA"
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jessicadf

"Once upon a time this was home sweet home"
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Rixie

"San Rafael - Hub of Marin"
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Segolily

"A week in San Rafael"
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Geisha_Girl

"A little HAWAIIAN in San Rafael"
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