- Our list of the best things to do in Novato, California, features the top 652 nearby activities — including 279 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Novato, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 23 things to do within the city of Novato, CA , followed by 629 popular activities in nearby cities, including San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Yountville, Berkeley, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, Sausalito, Richmond, Vallejo, Benicia, San Rafael, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Tiburon, Martinez, Sebastopol, San Pablo, Fairfield and St. Helena
Whilst on one of the San Francisco Whale Tours you get the chance to see whales in their natural habitat, as well as being able to chat with the experienced naturalists on board who will help you learn more about them.
90% 159 votes
1111 Addison St. near San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
The nonprofit Freight and Salvage Coffee House acts as a popular folk music performance venue for the local area. Workshops and classes are also held at the venue on a regular basis with a focus on traditional music.
Native plants of California are on display at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Spread over 10 acres of land, the garden works at preserving the rare and endangered plant species from the state as a whole.
50% 1511 votes
The Embarcadero at Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94133 MoreLess Info
Located on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, is dedicated to the conservation of the bay and its inhabitants. Visitors can watch a 4-D movie, laugh at the otters playing, or watch the other animals native to the area.
Although Pier 39 offers lovely views of the San Francisco Bay and is surrounded by fine restaurants, its biggest attraction is the large herd of sea lions that have taken up residence on the pier. They spend most of each day sunning themselves and barking at visitors.
82% 1506 votes
501 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 MoreLess Info
When you are looking for a unique adventure for sightseeing San Francisco and the surrounding areas, make the call to Extranomical Tours - Day Tours. Their smaller group sizes allow them the flexibility to visit more places and still maintain a family-like atmosphere.
95% 1189 votes
Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA MoreLess Info
Visit the one of the world's most notorious prisons with Alcatraz Cruises LLC. Here you can explore Alcatraz, listen to tales from prisoners and wardens alike, and take a leisurely stroll through the gardens.