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San Rafael, CA: Visitors

San Rafael, California is a gorgeous place to visit and we say it not just because we are all about San Rafael. Nestled in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, the city is within minutes of the China Camp State Park, a stunning public space with areas to hike and bike. Visitors to San Rafael can enjoy both the charming city downtown or the country pleasures that surround the city in the form of rolling hills and valleys that all meet up with the San Rafael Bay.

While visiting San Rafael, a stay at the beautiful hotels and motels such as the Four Points by Sheraton or the Colonial Inn is a great way to spend your vacation. Another good lodging option is the Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County, which offers larger rooms including a living area. Besides the spacious rooms, this hotel offers flat screen LCD television, movies and games on-demand. It is also conveniently located to many tourist destinations in San Rafael.

There are several unique and lovely attractions in San Rafael that will satisfy a range of interests of all visitors. One place to visit if you have the time is the Civic Center, which is located off of Civic Center Drive next to Lagoon Park. This is a great way to spend the afternoon. If you want to learn more about the area you can find a local tour here that will make the trip even more worth your while.

There are several good eateries in the area, but without a doubt the best place to have variety and choice at your fingertips is on Fourth Street in Downtown San Rafael. This is where you can shop and relax best. There are several trendy and innovative restaurants offering natural, vegetarian and vegan fare, in addition to familiar favorites such as American, Italian and Asian cuisines.

San Rafael has a great deal to offer both locals and visitors, whether you are a first-time visitor or a resident this is a place you will always remember. One prime area for visitors to enjoy in the city is Downtown San Rafael. This charming area exudes a true home-town vibe with many great events to enjoy and cool shops to browse. Downtown also has a thriving arts scene with a number of galleries featuring the works of local artists.

The city has been a cultural and spiritual center for more than two hundred years with the Mission San Rafael Archangel at the center of the community. The mission has a store and offers tours that will give you an insight into the history of this fascinating area.

This is just a sampling of the sights and sounds San Rafael has in store for you. Explore the rest of SanRafael.com and we know by visiting our local attractions, your interest in our city will grow.

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