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San RafaelUnited States of America

Trip time! Discover the sunsets, festivals and local cuisine in San Rafael.

Discover the family-friendly city of San Rafael—festivals, entertainment choices and sights from Mission San Rafael Arcangel to Marin County Civic Center.

Top hotels in San Rafael

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5
101 Mcinnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA
£133
per night
21 Apr-22 Apr

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Dominican University of California, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mission San Rafael Arcangel ...

4/5Very Good! (1,769 reviews)

"My experience was wonderful with all staff and the breakfast was yummy! Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5
1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA
£133
per night
23 Apr-24 Apr

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Marin County Civic Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dominican University of California ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,812 reviews)

"I was moving to Greenbrae from Burlingame recently.. Few days ago, i still need to wait for them changing the carpet for me... so, i need to found some place to stay closer... And, i choose ( Four point by Sheraton ) San Rafael, it was a very nice, clean , great Location Hotel... Stuff was Friendly ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2020

Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
2.5 out of 5
1775 Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, CA
£94
per night
3 May-4 May

Situated in San Rafael, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mission San Rafael Arcangel and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Dominican University of California. Old Mill ...

3.5/5Good! (1,020 reviews)

"I always enjoy staying at this hotel. Is not that far from san francisco. Nice n quiet city."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East

Popular things to do in San Rafael

Mission San Rafael Arcangel
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

This mission in San Rafael, which still offers services, is an interesting destination to learn more about California’s religious history. 

Marin County Civic Center
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Marin County Civic Center

After visiting Marin County Civic Center, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in San Rafael. Wander the area's lush forest or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

China Camp State Park
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China Camp State Park

Explore the lovely green spaces of China Camp State Park and enjoy the hiking trails in San Rafael. Wander the lush forest in this family-friendly area.

Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

4.5/5(362 reviews)

Cars trundle across it and ships sail under it, but the best way to experience this iconic bridge is on foot. 

Pier 39
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Pier 39

4/5(364 reviews)

This waterfront attraction offers thrilling rides, innovative street performers and colorful souvenir shops, but it’s the sea lions that win the day. 

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

5/5(247 reviews)

Escape to “The Rock,” home of the infamous and abandoned island prison, and discover how it earned a reputation as a cold and unforgiving place.

Top activities in San Rafael

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

82% of travellers recommend
£45
Per adult
Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island
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Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island

78% of travellers recommend
£34
Per adult
Admission to the San Francisco Zoo
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Admission to the San Francisco Zoo

74% of travellers recommend
£19
Per adult
San Francisco Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour
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San Francisco Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

82% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult
Golden Gate Bay Cruise: sail around Alcatraz!
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise: sail around Alcatraz!

94% of travellers recommend
£28
Per adult
Alcatraz + Sausalito/Golden Gate Bridge Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Alcatraz + Sausalito/Golden Gate Bridge Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

82% of travellers recommend
£97
Per adult

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