Lifestyle/Location

Farmers' Market CrowdDesignated as just one of 14 California Cultural Districts, Downtown San Rafael is a hub of business, community, arts, and culture. San Rafael is the oldest and largest city in Marin County, with a historic downtown.
San Rafael hosts a variety of events, including two farmers markets, a film festival, Art Works 2nd Fridays Art Walk, and is home to cultural sights such as Mission San Rafael, Falkirk Center, History Center, and the Marin Civic Center designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Shopping spaces such as Downtown, Northgate Mall, and Montecito Plaza provide space for a broad range of businesses. Fourth Street in downtown brings an estimated 3 million visitors each year to its restaurants and small shops.
There are also plenty of outdoor activities available, such as hiking, biking or camping at China Camp State Park, or walking, kayaking or paddleboarding around the bay shoreline.

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