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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

American Restaurant
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“Another local music club owned a Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh. A big space with full bar and restaurant on the San Rafael waterfront. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating complete with sand volleyball courts. Large separate space for hosting large performances. Note: There is a private dock if you come by boat.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Amazing Puerto Rican cuisine! A cult favorite amongst locals and visitors. Watch out for lines, though. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Are you up for seeing a movie ? I highly recommend this place. They have an amazing selection of independent films from around the world and newly released documentaries. Films you won't see anywhere else. I'm usually there about once a month! They also have great snacks. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Good hiking trails. Some bay "beaches" for standup paddle boarding or cooling off on a hot summer day.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“You can walk up our road, which ends at a fire road that takes you right up into China Camp. Keep walking up, and you'll soon be able to see all around the Bay, from Mt. Tamalpais to the Golden Gate to Mount Diablo in the East Bay.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Ferry that takes you to the heart of San Francisco, runs all day, 7 days a week”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great for lunch, sit outside or take out and bring home. Awesome for breakfast parties and good coffee too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“You can take the ferry to the city by catching it at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Best Indian fare in Marin County. Buffet on weekdays! On warm nights, the motorized ceiling slides open for dining under the stars! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Can easily get a bus from here to SFO, or to the Ferry Terminal at Larkspur Landing where you can take a ferry ride to the city.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Office
“Cool little spot off the path with a variety of restaurant choices. Music often on the weekends and just a great place to relax on a nice day.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“The sea salt, Carmel incrusted buttermilk, handmade doughnut. What? yes, its true. But that depends on the day. You have to be flexible in your wants, but everything is yummmmy.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The best way to get to and from the city! Drops you off in the center of the financial district and a great way to make a day trip in SF.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Tons of cool shops Marin Brew is an awesome brewery and place to see some games on the tube Farmers market here on Saturday mornings the fresh fish for sale is to die for Food Trucks there on Sundays for brunch/lunch Sole Cycle in this shopping center YogaWorks too”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Northgate Shopping Mall is about half a mile down the street with a variety of casual and fast food eateries. Paneras, Mexican, Roadside BBQ and BJ's are just a few. There is also a Peet's Coffee and frozen yogurt along with a Movie Theatre. A CVS and Walgreens are also in that vicinity.”
  • 13 locals recommend