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 April and May, when temperatures reach 108 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in San Rafael is December with 2.45 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 2.45 inches of rain.
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Choose the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. We have 539 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in San Rafael ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A vacation in San Rafael can be budget-friendly - the cheapest price accommodation is available at $10 a night. On average, an accommodation in San Rafael will cost you $191 per night.
Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to San Rafael can pick from 374 places to stay that provide WiFi. 50 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 28 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to San Rafael, you'll want to pick from 363 places to stay that provide parking. 59 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to select one of the 67 pet-friendly accommodations available.
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