San Rafael, California is a scenic 20-minute drive north and across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. As the oldest, largest, and most culturally diverse city in Marin County, San Rafael is a spectacular place to visit, and a great place to live in northern California.
From the historic Mission San Rafael Arcangel, to the famous Rafael Theater, and a lively downtown buzzing with farmers markets, there is something for everyone in San Rafael. From the trendy Northgate Mall to the Marin County fair, San Rafael has and unlimited amount of entertainment and activities the entire family will enjoy.
Outdoor living is a way of life in San Rafael. Parks and open spaces cover nearly 30% of the city. San Rafael has several marinas and is Located near the San Pablo Bay, San Rafael is home to several marinas, making it ideal for a wide range of recreational activities in and around the water. 1,600 acres including a well-developed network of hiking and biking trails and overnight campsites, China Camp State Park is another favorite destination when the locals want to head outdoors.
Beautiful downtown San Rafael is home to many historical buildings including the popular Marin History Museum, the Falkirk Cultural Center, and Dominican University. San Rafael's quaint and active downtown is a commercial hub with outstanding options for shopping and dining with an impressive selection of modern ethnic restaurants, and curiously unique shops.
San Rafael City Plaza is home to the weekly farmers market every Thursday, and also serves as a local gathering venue that plays host to a variety of events throughout the year.
As a diverse community-oriented and family-friendly city, residents of San Rafael enjoy top-rated schools, outstanding public amenities, and a variety of civic services. Each year, a full calendar of popular festivals and special events focusing on art, culture, food, film, sports, and historical observances draw thousands of visitors from across the Bay Area and around the world.
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