Welcome to Marin Magazine’s Ultimate Summer Guide

Jack Wolford

FOR THE SECOND YEAR, we’re pleased to present the Marin Summer Guide, created for locals and visitors alike. The following pages will give you ideas on how to best spend your leisure time in Marin, including outdoor fun as well as music, shopping, and local food and drink.

This year we asked sporting types like Geoff James, an expert on hiking, biking and all things aquatic, and golf guru Robert Kaufman to give their favorite adrenaline-junkie tips for making the most of all the county offers. If you’re in the mood to get out of your neighborhood, check the Day Trip pages’ ideas for using the ferry system, a Bay Area institution that gets you out on the water to places all over the bay. Whether you’re headed for Tiburon, Sausalito, Larkspur or San Francisco, we’ve got the bases covered with suggestions on what to do when you’re there.

Speaking of getting there, the Angel Island ferry will take you to the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay. We’ve devoted two pages and a colorful illustration by Mill Valley’s Chris Hill to show you the way. Besides historical buildings, you’ll find beaches to explore and trails for calorie-burning hikes both around the island and up to the top of its highest point.

Our guide’s centerpiece is a six-page calendar of not-to-be-missed events from June through August, including farmers’ and flea markets, festivals and concerts. Enjoy the guide and its activities, and let us know how your summer in Marin is going by hashtagging your Instagram and Twitter photos #inmarin. We’ll feature some favorites on marinmagazine.com.

See you on Angel Island.