San Rafael, located halfway between San Francisco and California's famous wine country, is Marin's oldest city.
San Rafael is also Marin's central city. Located in the center of the county's eastern urban corridor, San Rafael is the county's governmental, business, and cultural center. Famous for its favorable climate, San Rafael makes a central base for taking day trips to scenic locations such as the Napa/Sonoma wine country, the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and Muir Woods.
San Rafael's many Attractions include its namesake Mission San Rafael Arcangel, the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center, Victorian architecture, a lively downtown district, and historic China Camp, and more. For information about events taking place in downtown San Rafael click here. For events at Marin Center, click here.