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 hottest month in San Rafael is July, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 32 ˚F. The wettest month in San Rafael is October with 8.67 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.11 inches of rain.
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Browse rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. San Rafael has 524 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in San Rafael is available at $10 per night. An average accommodation in San Rafael costs on average $218 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in San Rafael, then you can choose from over 385 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 56 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 29 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to San Rafael? Then choose one of the 364 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 56 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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