The northernmost area of Marin County, Novato is about 30 miles north of San Francisco. Residents enjoy a quick drive to its neighbors in the Sonoma wine country and coastal West Marin. More inland and protected than Marin’s southern towns, Novato is shielded from much of the Bay’s fog, yielding the warmest summer season that Marin has to offer. Bel Marin Keys, one of Novato’s “hidden gem” neighborhoods, is a waterfront community with homes that resemble coastal vacation homes. For the outdoorsmen and women, Novato is home to almost 30 parks, over 3000 acres of open nature space, camping- and fishing-friendly Stafford Lake, and countless hiking and biking trails. Downtown Novato is filled with local small businesses, and along with its Town Hall, weekly farmer’s markets, and theatre company, Novato offers a small-town feel within a vibrant community.

Donna’s Novato Picks:

Willow Tree ​​​​​​​Equestrian Center

A great place for birthday parties, riding lessons as well as boarding can be readily found at Willow Tree Equestrian Center.

Bay Club

A great driving range and golf course awaits at the Bay Club Novato.

Creekside ​​​​​​​Bakery

The Creekside Bakery is a favorite spot for treats of all kinds including gluten free fare.


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