Cast Your Vote for Best of the County 2021 — Your Picks for Marin and the Bay Area

Best of the County

Over the years, Best of the County has highlighted the best our community has to offer, from where to eat to beauty to outdoor activities.

We’ve done things a little differently this year. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that we’re part of a community. In that spirit, we’re opening up our voting entirely to you, our readers. In addition to that, we’re expanding our scope to include the wider Bay Area, so for each category, we’re asking you to cast your vote not only for the best of Marin, but the best of our whole community, including San Francisco and the East Bay.

Here are the new voting categories for this year — click on the category to cast your vote. We can’t wait to see your top picks!

Arts & Events

Your favorite places to take in the arts or see a show.

Beauty

Spas, hairdressers and everything else for looking good.

Dining

The best places to eat in the county and beyond.

Education

Where to go for virtual or in-class learning.

Health & Fitness

Online fitness

Where to get out and work out.

Home & Design

Everything you need for your home.

Kids

Activities, toys and more.

Philanthropy

Marin Gives Back

Virtual fundraisers and opportunities to give back.

Services

Help for practical needs.

Shopping

The best place for retail therapy.

Last Year’s Winners

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Shopping

Shop till you drop with the best shopping voted by our readers from women’s clothing, bookstores, and everything in between.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Services

For photographers, jewelers, caterers and more, look no further with these service-based businesses, voted the best in the region by our readers.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Philanthropy

The best charities, fundraisers and organizations to support to make a positive impact in the community.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Kids

Whether it’s haircuts, new toys or swim lessons, your kiddo deserves the best. See which businesses our readers say are the best in the community.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Home & Design

Spruce up your home with the best architects, home decor businesses and contractors in the Bay Area, voted by our readers.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Health and Fitness

From Pilates to CrossFit the Bay area has the perfect fitness studio for your fitness goals. View our readers Best of 2021 favorite locations.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Education

Preschoolers to high schoolers, private or public, our readers voted for their favorite schools in the region.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Dining

Satisfy any food craving with these tasty and tempting restaurants, voted best in the region by our readers.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Beauty

Take a self care day and pamper yourself with the best beauty businesses in the region, voted by our readers.

Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Arts & Entertainment

From museums to music venues, here are the county’s best places for arts and entertainment, chosen by our readers.