The City of San Rafael, CA
The city of San Rafael is located in the state of California in Marin County and has a population of 55,902 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to San Rafael is San Francisco, approximately 15 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near San Rafael, including Chili's Grill & Bar, Eduardo's Restaurant, Applebees Restaurant, Annie Chun's Gourmet Foods and Le Chalet Basque Restaurant. For a larger selection of San Rafael restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby San Rafael Golf Courses, Museums, Botanical Gardens and/or Auto Race Tracks, including the China Camp State Park, Edgewood Botanic Garden, San Geronimo Golf Club, McInnis Park Golf Center and StoneTree Golf Club. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of San Rafael please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 4 airports are located in or near San Rafael:
- Napa Valley Airport (APC)
- Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK)
- San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)
- Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (STS)
San Rafael, California Climate and WeatherIn the month of October, San Rafael experiences an average high temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in October are usually about 51 degrees with an average rainfall of 1.65 inches. The seasonal climate varies in San Rafael with daytime temperatures averaging 81 degrees in the summer, and 58 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect San Rafael to receive an average of 6.61 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.16 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 109 degrees in the summer and as low as 20 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to San Rafael should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees, and nighttime lows of 49.
San Rafael, California Attractions
1Adobe Creek Golf Course - Petaluma,
The Adobe Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Sonoma County California. Built in 1989, this Petaluma course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 707-765-3000. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 1901 Frates Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954
2African American Museum and Library at Oakland - Oakland,
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving the history and experiences of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals. It is currently located in the Charles A. Greene building in Oakland, which served as the Oakland Main Library from 1902 to 1951.
3Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco,
Aquarium of the Bay is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on locals - local aquatic animals, from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. The Aquarium has over 50 sharks from species such as Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, soupfins, spiny dogfish, brown smoothhounds and angel sharks.
4Benicia Capitol State Historic Park - Benicia,
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is a state park in Benicia, California. The park is dedicated to California’s third capitol building, where the California State Legislature and bureaucracy convened from February 3, 1853 to February 24, 1854. It is the only pre-Sacramento capitol that survives.
5Bennett Valley Golf Course - Santa Rosa,
The Bennett Valley Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Sonoma County California. Built in 1970, this Santa Rosa course designed by Ben Harmon is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 707-528-3673. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
6Blake Garden - , Kensington,
Blake Garden is a botanical garden located at 70 Rincon Road in Kensington, California. It is a teaching facility for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning of the University of California, Berkeley. It is also the site of Blake House, the official residence of the President of the University of California. The garden is open to the public during weekdays; no admission fee is charged.
7Buchanan Fields Golf Course - Concord,
The Buchanan Fields Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1955, this Concord course designed by Robert Muir Graves is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-682-1846. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1091 Concord Ave, Concord, CA 94520
8California Academy of Sciences - , Historical Society,
The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavours of the museum during the twentieth century.
9California Palace of the Legion of Honor - , Cartoon Art Museum,
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a fine art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.
San Rafael, California Hotels
4Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/marin County
2500 Larkspur Landing Cir
Larkspur, CA 94939
5Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
1775 Francisco Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, California Restaurants
This is a list of San Rafael Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Basque Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Bar & Grill Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out and Burger Restaurants. Happy Dining!
San Rafael Articles
Published January 23, 2012
Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay area is an enchanting coastal redwood forest that is home to the world's tallest living trees
Published January 14, 2012
A place of infamy and Hollywood myth, Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place to visit from the prison grounds to its notable inmates, and its history that has begotten legends
Published January 11, 2012
One of the best family museums in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences boasts a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all under one lush living roof.
Published January 9, 2012
The historic Fairmont San Francisco is a magnificent hotel and an extraordinary experience when staying in this cosmopolitan city
Published December 2, 2011
Experience and learn about the wonderful connection between many holiday symbols and the science behind them at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Published October 17, 2011
An enjoyable three day family weekend in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the Speedway Meadow area of Golden Gate Park
Published August 5, 2011
What differentiates Sonoma California from Napa Valley is its emphasis on nature rather than the wine cultures well as its family-oriented restaurants and activities
Published March 1, 2011
Our Northern California road trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco - an adventure up the San Mateo Coast ocean views, elephant seals and family attractions and accomodations.
Published October 21, 2010
The main attraction was the Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Our goal was to visit the Lighthouse Visitor Center at the farthest tip of the park, but we made several stops enroute.