Welcome to San Rafael
The County seat of Marin County.
San Rafael is the County Seat, Marin’s most populous city, and the most culturally diverse and is home to the Frank Loyd Wright designed Civic Center and a California Mission. It’s where much of the county’s business gets done, and it’s home to a variety of unique neighborhoods. San Rafael straddles 101, so it has quick freeway access from most areas. However, public transit is a great alternative as San Rafael is well-served by Marin’s bus lines converging at the San Rafael Transit Center and now servicing the SMART train as well. The downtown area features a nice variety of shops and restaurants, including nightlife, and also serves as the site for many outdoor events.