Destination guide

Head to the beautiful city of Marin County

The forests and beaches create a pretty picture of Marin County. This scenic city is known for its hiking, restaurants and shopping. Muir Woods and Angel Island are just a couple of the must-sees. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Marin County

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Marin County a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (26.7 mi / 43 km)
  • Artesa Winery (27 mi / 43.4 km)
  • Indian Valley Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Pacheco Ranch Winery (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Marin County

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Marin County

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Marin County is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (24.9 mi / 40 km)
  • Twin Peaks (27.6 mi / 44.5 km)
  • Muir Woods (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Angel Island (22.6 mi / 36.4 km)
  • Sonoma Plaza (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Jack London State Historic Park (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)

Transportation options to and around Marin County

Fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), the closest airport, located 13 mi (21 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 29.4 mi (47.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Marin County?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,978 holiday lettings near Marin County. From 883 Houses to 129 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Marin County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Marin County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Marin County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Point Reyes National Seashore: 358 holiday homes
  • Novato: 1,271 holiday homes
  • Inverness: 262 holiday homes
  • Point Reyes Station: 219 holiday homes
  • Nicasio: 431 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Marin County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Marin County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Marin County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Novato: 1,271 holiday lettings
  • Inverness: 262 holiday lettings
  • Point Reyes Station: 219 holiday lettings
  • Nicasio: 431 holiday lettings
  • San Rafael: 554 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Marin County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Marin County are:

  • Sausalito, CA (JMC-Commodore Center Heliport): 1,901 self catering accommodations
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field): 1,162 self catering accommodations
  • San Rafael, CA (SRF): 1,845 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Marin County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Marin County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,887 holiday rentals
  • Phoenix Lake: 1,726 holiday rentals
  • Marin History Museum: 1,897 holiday rentals
  • Throckmorton Theater: 1,961 holiday rentals
  • Tiburon Ferry: 2,010 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marin County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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