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San Rafael overview

San Rafael is a friendly place, unique for its architecture and known for festivals and live music. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for cycling and hiking. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are popular places to visit. San Rafael is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in San Rafael

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, San Rafael can accommodate all visitors. There are 14 hotels in San Rafael and you can shop for as many as 1532 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 70%. We have room prices as low as GBP 18 per night. Here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in San Rafael as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 15 5-star hotels from GBP 177 per night
  • • 120 4-star hotels from GBP 107 per night
  • • 175 3-star hotels from GBP 63 per night
  • • 172 2-star hotels from GBP 44 per night

How to get to San Rafael

Fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the heart of San Rafael. Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley) is the next-closest major airport, 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away.

What to see around San Rafael

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Marina Bay Trail
  • • Perimeter Road
  • • Perimeter Trail
  • • Cesar Chavez Park
  • • Eastshore State Park
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Marine Mammal Center
  • • Ride the Ducks San Francisco
  • • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze
  • • Pier 39
  • • Aquarium of the Bay
Festivals and live music are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Marin History Museum
  • • Barn Theatre
  • • Marin Museum of Bicycling
  • • Fairfax Pavillion
  • • Sweetwater Music Hall
The area is recognised for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Gerstle Park
  • • China Camp State Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market
  • • Marin Country Mart
  • • Lytton Square
  • • Ark Row
  • • Main Street
Recommended sights include:
  • • Mission San Rafael Arcangel
  • • Marin History Museum
  • • Marin Bocce Federation
  • • San Rafael Pacifics Albert Park
  • • Falkirk Cultural Center