San Rafael, California, is located in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marin County is a beautiful area with lush green hills and colonial Spanish architecture. This is an excellent spot if you like to spend time outdoors exploring bays, mountains, and going hiking. It's also a great place for seeing a variety of different flora and fauna.
North of San Francisco is the beautiful town of San Rafael which is filled with history and surrounded by nature. Head to Mission San Rafael Archangel if you are interested in history and want to see a colonial Spanish building in its full glory. For a further history fix, check out the Museum of International Propaganda, which is a small but very interesting museum that features numerous pieces of propaganda from all around the world. Meanwhile, the Art Works Downtown is a local art gallery that showcases the work of local artists.
When it's time to relax in natural surroundings, visit the China Camp State Park, which offers fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing. Have a nice picnic in the designated areas or simply take a dip in the park's cooling river waters.
Additionally, the buzzing city of San Francisco is just a few miles south of San Rafael where you can some of the country's best restaurants and bars.
The best areas to stay at San Rafael are the areas close to Los Ranchitos or the San Rafael Bay area where you'll find plenty of shops, stores, restaurants, cafes, and bars.
The weather is warm and sunny from July to September, while not being too hot, making it a great summer vacation destination.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in San Rafael. The warmest months in San Rafael are May and July, when temperatures reach 102 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 31 ˚F. The wettest month in San Rafael is November with 19.44 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.75 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. San Rafael has 539 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. When traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in San Rafael is available at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in San Rafael will cost you $191 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 374 accommodations in San Rafael that have WiFi. 50 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 28 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to San Rafael by car, be sure to choose from 363 accommodations that provide parking. We have 59 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 67 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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