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Inspired San Rafael Travel Tips

The Golden Gate Bridge

Up there with the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Hoover Dam and the St. Louis Arch, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized of American landmarks. Spanning the strait that flows from California’s San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, two magnificent red cables draped from two majestic towers, announcing the western […]

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Planning Your Trip to Alcatraz Island

A trip to SoCal isn’t complete without taking the time to visit Alcatraz Island. We’ve partnered with lifestyle blogger (and California resident) Pattie Cordova from Living Mi Vida Loca to get her expert advice on making the most of your trip here.  San Francisco is about a six hour drive from our home in Southern California. […]

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North Beach Festival

Sixty years ago, a group of friends put together an outdoor festival celebrating poetry, music and dance. Six decades later, the party’s still going strong and you’re invited! If you’re looking for a great summer escape, scribble “North Beach Festival” on your June calendar, and get ready to make some terrific plans in San Francisco. […]

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San Rafael Hotel & Travel Guide

With 18 places to base yourself in and around San Rafael, people traveling here are able to be discerning. You can book approximately 18 excellent accommodations within a short drive of of San Rafael.

Compare the Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County and Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael within an easy walk from San Rafael's downtown area.

The North Bay Inn is nicely located 3 miles (5 kilometers) away from downtown San Rafael and is an ideal choice for travelers who are watching their pennies. The Travelodge in San Rafael is another cost effective place to stay in this area.

15 miles (24 kilometers) outside of the town center of San Rafael, you will come across the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. Alternatively, the The St. Regis San Francisco is approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) away. The Loews Regency San Francisco and the Carneros Resort and Spa are two other recommended places to stay around San Rafael.

Once you've discovered the secrets of San Rafael, how about you explore a little further afield? The Northern California region has a number of attractions. Explore the terrain of Northern California's mountains and valleys. On top of that, spend time at a selection of its art museums, art galleries and street art. Tireless travelers can also involve themselves in snowboarding in the area.

Novato is 8 miles (12 kilometers) to the northwest of San Rafael and features Pacheco Ranch Winery and Novato History Museum. Some Travelocity-listed Novato hotel establishments include the Inn Marin and Americas Best Value Inn. 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the south of San Rafael, you'll also find Mill Valley, which boasts the Mill Valley Inn and Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area. When you visit Mill Valley, be sure to check out the Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tamalpais State Park.

If you are curious about sport and love attending games ensure you stop by SAP Center at San Jose, which can be found 55 miles (92 kilometers) to the southeast of San Rafael. If you like the idea of finding a hotel not too far away, book a room in the Hotel De Anza or The Fairmont San Jose.

For the modern traveler planning on arriving through Oakland International Airport, you might like to book a bed at Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda, or Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Airport, which are each a short ride away.


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