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.
Choose the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. AllTheRooms has 465 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy San Rafael, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in San Rafael is just $10 per night. The average price of a rental is generally $197 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 326 accommodations in San Rafael that have WiFi. 53 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 24 accommodations that have gyms. Driving to San Rafael? Then choose one of the 313 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We track 47 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 60 pet-friendly accommodations available.
AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from many providers in San Rafael, including 296 places to stay from Airbnb, 30 accommodations from VRBO and 5 places to stay from Homeaway
326 of the places to stay in San Rafael have been rated by previous guests. They rated 71% as excellent or good. 142 places to stay in are instantly bookable.