Cities & Towns

Want to visit Marin but not sure where to go? Here you can find guides to the county’s cities and towns, plus all the stories that can help you get a better understanding of what each of our county’s communities are about.

A Sustainable Center of the Community for 70 Years: The History of Greenbrae’s Bon Air Shopping Center

In the late 1940s, Bon Air was dreamed up with the idea of creating a sustainable community, respectful of the surrounding natural beauty.

Marin’s Cities & Towns: Sausalito

Explore the city of Sausalito; dotted with sailboats, art studios, fun outdoor local events and so much more.

Cities & Towns: West Marin

With only Point Reyes Station, Olema, Stinson Beach and a few other small towns, West Marin is the most rural area in Marin County.

Marin’s Cities & Towns: Mill Valley

Home to showstoppers like Muir Woods and the annual film festival, Mill Valley is one of Marin’s most charming and vibrant towns.

Marin’s Cities & Towns: Tiburon

Once a hotbed of illegal activities like bootlegging, Tiburon is better known these days for its jaw-dropping bay views and natural beauty.

Marin’s Cities & Towns: San Rafael

There are plenty of reasons to love Marin’s county seat.

The History of the Pagoda House: The Story of One of Belvedere’s Oldest and Most Unique Homes

A nostalgic look at a relative’s house inspires a journey into the history of the town and its architecture.

How Did the San Geronimo Valley Get Its Name? A Mystery Rooted in the Troubled History of Spanish Missions and the Coast Miwok

Historians have been trying to answer this seemingly straightforward question for decades.

A Love Letter to Belvedere: A Nostalgic Journey Into an Idyllic Childhood

Journalist, illustrator, painter, consultant and photojournalist Paige Peterson recounts growing up in Belvedere in the 60s.