Nestled in forested hills just sixteen miles north of San Francisco, a visit to Fairfax is like a breath of fresh air. You’ll find miles of unspoiled open space, thriving independent shops, restaurants and music venues, and a community that prides itself on retaining its quirky, small-town atmosphere.
The genial, sunny climate makes outdoor activities here a natural choice, and you can explore the area on foot, horse, or bicycle. It’s no coincidence that Fairfax is home to the Marin Museum of Bicycling, a friendly bike culture–center right downtown. Here you can check out the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, smack dab in the area where the sport was invented back in the ’60s.
At night, live music is everywhere. Many world-renowned musicians call Fairfax home, and on any given night, you’ll find local and national touring acts jamming in a relaxed, at-home environment. There’s something for every visitor to enjoy in crunchy, laid-back Fairfax.