- 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
A short drive from San Francisco, the Military Antiques & Museum contains many treasures. The museum offers free admission with exhibits that include uniforms, old grenades and other weapons. There is also an antique shop where memorabilia can be purchased.
Family run, Azari Winery and Vineyard produces Riesling, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Viognier grapes on approximately 14 acres at the vineyard. The winery has a tasting room featuring Azari-made wines and is open for weddings and private events.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of water based recreational activities on the San Rafael Creek and San Francisco Bay with 101 Surf Sports. They offers tours, rentals, and lessons for kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddling, kiteboarding, and surfing.
The beautiful Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park is home to one of the largest historical adobe structures in California. Formerly a working ranch funded by the Mexican government, today the park is a popular destination for tourists and local history buffs.
Composed of 55 acres, McNear's Beach acts as a regional park along the shores of the San Pablo Bay. Facilities available at the beach include sand volleyball courts, a snack bar, picnic areas, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.
A 40-lane bowling facility, Country Club Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. It provides a restaurant, a full-service bar, television screens for sports viewing, billiard tables, party hosting and arcade games.
The Cinnabar Theatre offers concerts and other theatrical performances from professionals, its local company, and youth performers. The location also provides summer camps, young rep auditions, and young rep classes for those who wish to get involved.