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Best things to do in Marin City

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Skip to Sausalito tourist traps, and head up to Fish for fresh local fish in a casual setting on the water. One of our favorite lunch spots outside the city. On weekends, there can be a line so go early to avoid the crowd. ”
81 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Even on a cloudy day, as long as it isn't windy, it's a perfect diversion and unusual way to see the bay - from a standup paddle board(SUP) or kayak. No experience needed to enjoy and no wetsuit or swimsuit required(you aren't likely to get wet). About $20/generous hour. Afterwards, stop for a meal nearby at Le Garage, Bar Bocce or Fish.”
30 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Another local favorite! A beloved go-to brunch spot, head here early - there tends to be a line and/or wait otherwise.”
24 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Ah Avatars... this place is special and expensive but chances are that you will have at leas a interesting experience. its Indian fusion like curry enchiladas and Indian jerk chicken and only one desert called avatars dream. it will make you look at food different. While you wait get the mango lassi.”
12 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model is a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. ”
13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“ Owned by a very cool Italian guy named Mauro. They have live music almost every night. You can walk there in ten minutes. The Northern Italian food served is very authentic. ”
14 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“One minute from the houseboats - a wide array of bike sales, rentals and tune-ups.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Festive hangout for Cabo-inspired coastal Mexican & Southwestern cuisine with patio & tequilas. Hours: Monday11:30AM–9PM Tuesday11:30AM–9PM Wednesday11:30AM–9PM Thursday11:30AM–9PM Friday11:30AM–10PM Saturday4–10PM SundayClosed Phone: (415) 332-1512”
9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“You can walk or bike to it and they serve heart American Breakfast. Omelettes are huge and the hash browns are crispy. It is a local meeting place for all the houseboaters.”
10 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“Forgot a toothbrush? A replacement is close by. Ample parking, wine, beer and liquor. Snacks. You know, a drug store. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“very possibly one of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to (Quality wise) they make food with free range fare and no msg and will even cater to gluten and vegan requirements. having said that... get the pineapple duck fried rice and the mango or curry chicken and be prepared to have a tongue altering experience!”
6 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“My second favorite sandwiches in Marin. Unreal and very unique. Works or the Twerks. Inside the market near the houseboats.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Gourmet high end groceries and sundrys. Fabulous deli and bakery also. The produce is organic and beautiful.”
27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“We prefer some of the more local places for coffee but if you want Starbucks there is one on the north end of town in the Sausalito Gateway Center where you will also find CVS, Target, Ross and West Marine.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“With a menu full of American and Mexican specialties, Anchorage 5 is an easy and casual place to have breakfast near the garden studio. Service is friendly.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fast walk from the studio, this sweet restaurant has tasty Nepalese food. We especially like the butter chicken, sag paneer and momos.”
3 locals recommend