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Families will find kid-friendly activities in San Rafael, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its festivals, entertainment choices, and forests. Top sights around the area include Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and Palace of Fine Arts.
The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Marin History Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the forests and these places to visit: Gerstle Park, China Camp State Park, and McNears Beach Country Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market is a favorite for retail therapy.
As you plan your vacation, you'll find 20 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in San Rafael. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Outside the city, popular places to visit include Alcatraz Island, located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the heart of the city, and Golden Gate Bridge, which is 11.7 mi/18.8 km away.