Marin County  in the Bay Area of California is a bedroom community across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north of San Francisco, affluent Marin County is home to ex-hippies and dot-com millionaires. It has rugged wilderness areas on its western coast, while towns on the Bay have a nautical air dating to the 1800s.
- Corte Madera
- Mill Valley
- San Anselmo
- San Rafael
- Stinson Beach
- Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley has some of the oldest remaining giant coastal redwoods in the world.
Be careful to check for ticks  after hiking in fields in the bay area. There is a high rate of lyme disease transmission in the Bay Area. If a bulls' eye rash develops at the tick bite site, immediately seek medical help and treatment with antibiotics.
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