- Our list of the best things to do in San Rafael, California, features the top 682 nearby activities — including 271 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- San Rafael, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 21 things to do within the city of San Rafael, CA , followed by 661 popular activities in nearby cities, including San Francisco, Sonoma, Berkeley, Petaluma, South San Francisco, Sausalito, Vallejo, Richmond, Oakland, Martinez, Alameda, Novato, Benicia, Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno, Tiburon, Lafayette, Napa, Pleasant Hill, San Pablo, Belmont, Glen Ellen, Walnut Creek, Lodi, Santa Rosa and Santa Ynez
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101 Surf Sports San Francisco MoreLess Info
Explore the bay atop a stand-up paddleboard or a classic kayak
100% 54 votes
115 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
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.
96% 47 votes
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 93463 MoreLess Info
A multi-purpose entertainment venue and cultural center, the Marin Center hosts a variety of community events. This includes musical concerts with famous artists, as well as symphony, dance and theatrical performances.
94% 36 votes
1115 Second Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
Sports fan enjoy taking in a San Rafael Pacifics Baseball game at Albert Park. The park, favorited by locals, features entertainment and quality food, to accompany the game.
84% 199 votes
N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
China Camp State Park is most frequented by locals, as it is tucked away as one of San Rafel's secret treasures. The park offers beautiful marshlands, hiking trails and premier bird watching.
100% 22 votes
550 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
Celebrating a time-honored sport of Marin County, the Marin Bocce Federation presents locals and visitors the opportunity to play bocce in both relaxed or tournament settings. The center features eight exterior courts, two indoor courts, and a picnic area.
90% 68 votes
1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
The Christopher B Smith Rafael Film Center is an independent theater that shows a wide variety of films from around the world. It screens festival films, foreign films, cult films, classics, and various other noteworthy movies, typically outside the mainstream.
82% 67 votes
N San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 MoreLess Info
A California State Park, China Camp lies on the shores of San Pablo Bay. It is an ideal spot for wildlife viewing, and was once the site of a fishing village with a primarily Chinese population.
88% 25 votes
201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
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.
75% 24 votes
10 Avenue Of The Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903 MoreLess Info
Featuring seating for 1,960 individuals, the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium At Marin Center is a performing arts venue that is host to a number of events throughout the year. Symphonies, live band performances, and speakers are among these events.
67% 51 votes
1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
Named for the angel of healing, the Mission San Rafael Arcangel was created in the 1800's to serve as a hospital. Now a full-time mission, it is a peaceful and calm place to visit for reflection and relaxation.