San Rafael Places

TripWhat's travel guide to San Rafael; our list of the best things to see, including Mill Valley Film Festival, Bouverie Audubon Presserve and The Sleeping Lady.
  • The best place in San Rafael: Mill Valley Film Festival

    Mill Valley Film Festival

    MVFF35 - OCTOBER 4-14, 2012. It promises to be the stuff of legends. #MVFF35
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  • Bouverie Audubon Presserve

    Bouverie Audubon Presserve

    This amazing 500 acre preserve was donated by David Bouverie in 1979 and is home to 130 species of birds and 350 species of flowing plants. In order to maintain the pristine environment visitation is highly regulated. Public tours are offered one or two Saturdays a month and are well worth calling in advanced to be a part of. Wear hiking books and explore the natural beauty including breath taking waterfalls and vistas.
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  • Irish Folk music every Sunday.
  • Wipeout Bar & Grill

    Wipeout Bar & Grill

    302 Bon Air Center
    Reminiscent of the classic beach “surf shacks” on the California coast, Wipeout Bar & Grill is the Bay Area's wildly popular surfing restaurant. Enjoy our wide-open patio and outdoor bar, roaring fire pit, celebrity-signed surfboards and more.
  • Mission San Rafael Arcangel

    1104 Fifth Avenue
    M-F 6:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-5PM, Su 9AM-5PM. The northernmost of California's 21 missions, San Rafael was founded in 1817 as an asistencia or adjunct to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. San Rafael was a hospital mission, tending the sick from Spanish settlements and natives. The mission chapel has been restored in 1949, and tours of the site as well as a museum are open to the public. Free.
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  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

    1118 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901
    Mon - Thur 6pm - 9pm Fri 4pm - 9pm Sat & Sun 2pm - 9pm. $6.50-10. The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center is a beautifully restored Art Deco theater that was seen in the film American Graffiti. It plays independent films, popular foreign films, and documentaries daily and is located at the heart of 4th street.
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  • Dharma Trading Company

    1604 Fourth St., San Rafael
    A spectacular collection of materials for dyeing fabric. You can also order from them online.
  • Rancho Nicasio

    Rancho Nicasio

    1 Old Rancheria Rd
    Is looking forward to the weekend! Join us for fabulous food and music!!
  • Mayflower Inn

    1533 Fourth Street
    Phone: +1 415 456-1011 British Pub serving lunch & dinner. Great salads, burgers, fish & chips, bangers & mash, sausage rolls, and other standards.
  • Maya Palenque

    Best Mexican Food in Marin
    Try the desserts!
  • Taqueria San Jose

    615 4th St
  • Lotus Indian Cuisine

    4704 4th St
    , Phone: +1 415 456-5808 Simply the best Indian food in Marin, relaxed and quiet atmosphere, excellent service, and a retractable ceiling to let in the sun on a warm day.
  • Broken Drum Brewery & Wood Grill

    1132 Fourth Street
    California pub / dinner food with burgers, fish tacos, and other standards.
  • Panama Hotel Restaurant and Inn

    4 Bayview St
    Cozy Marin County Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant. Check out the Jazz Thursday nights. Mexican-Italian-Californian Cuisine in an artsy Interior. Great outdoor dining in spring and summer.
  • Sushi To Dai For

    869 4th St
  • Muffin Mania

    Vegan and cornmeal muffins
    Grateful dead atmosphere. Delicious sandwiches. Excellent coffee.
  • Hilltop Cafe

    a local favorite for fine dining
  • Sol Food

    732 Fourth Street
    Puerto Rican cuisine and tropical ambiance make this restaurant very popular with the locals.
  • Woodlands Cafe

    Woodlands Cafe

    735 College Ave.
  • Fifi's Diner

    284 Bon Air Shopping Ctr
  • Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza

    274 Bon Air Shopping Ctr
  • Half Day Cafe

    Half Day Cafe

    848 College Ave
  • Marche Aux Fleurs

    23 Ross Common
  • Ariel Spilsbury: Spiritual & Intuitive Counselor

    Ariel Spilsbury: Spiritual & Intuitive Counselor

    1111 Faerie Cottage Way
  • Marin History Museum

    Marin History Museum

    1125 B St
  • Studio 55 Marin

    Studio 55 Marin

    1455 A E Francisco Blvd
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in San Rafael uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.