Median home prices in Marin County hit their yearly highs in July, thanks in part to the area’s excellent schools, pleasant weather, and plentiful outdoor activities. And few people know Marin County more intimately than Pacific Union’s real estate professionals; as they both live and work in the area, they can offer an insider’s perspective on the best things to do and places to go.
Whether you want to take a scenic hike, buy locally grown produce at a farmers’ market, or catch a show at a cozy venue, Marin County has something to fit the bill. Check out the list below to discover which activities Pacific Union’s real estate professionals think are the region’s highlights.
Camino Alto Hike
A great Mill Valley hike for anyone who wants a level grade with fantastic views. Dogs can run around off-leash, and there are no ticks at this elevation.
Address: Overhill Road and Escalon Drive, Mill Valley
Marin Youth Performers at 142 Throckmorton Theatre
The youth performances are a rare treasure for participating elementary through high-school students – and also for the audiences who attend.
Address: 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Enjoy great food and shop for unusual jewelry and clothing at the annual, kid-friendly, September event — all while raising money for the local schools.
Address: 294 Miller Ave., Mill Valley
Old Railroad Grade Trail Park
Start at the Mountain Home Inn and take in the beautiful vistas while hiking the trail before turning around (or grabbing a bite) at the West Point Inn.
Address: 810 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley
Sea Trek Ocean Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Center
Rent a kayak or a paddleboard and get some exercise on the Bay (the stunning views are a bonus). Then paddle over to Bar Bocce for lunch.
Address: 85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito
Sunday Marin Farmers Market
Admire Frank Lloyd Wright’s Marin County Civic Center as you shop for locally grown produce, cheese, bread, and more at the third-largest farmers’ market in California.
Address: Marin County Civic Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael
Sweetwater Music Hall
It’s a small venue, so you get a real treat seeing top-tier bands up close. Don’t skip the restaurant – the food by Chef Gordon Drysdale is unbeatable.
Address: 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley
Enjoy the fresh air and views on a family-friendly ferry ride or a romantic sunset cruise from downtown Tiburon to Angel Island or the San Francisco Ferry Building.
Address: 21 Main St., Tiburon