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San Francisco to San Rafael drive in an RV

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  San Francisco
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Mount Tamalpais
 Larkspur (California)
   San Rafael 
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from San Francisco to San Rafael

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from San Francisco to San Rafael in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to San Rafael, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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11:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 7 minutes

11:07 am  Fisherman's Wharf
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

12:16 pm  Golden Gate Bridge
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

1:57 pm  Mount Tamalpais
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:57 pm
drive for about 9 minutes

3:06 pm  Larkspur (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

4:12 pm  arrive in San Rafael
stay at Panama Hotel

driving ≈ 42 minutes




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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Fisherman's Wharf  (86 mentions)
    Rob Hill Group Campground Presidio of San Francisco  (1 mention)
    Ridge - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Sunrise - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    East Bay - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Kirby Cove - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Bicentennial - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Candlestick RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hawk - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Sunset Point - Candlestick Point SRA  (1 mention)
    Haypress - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Fisherman's Wharf:
        Darren's Cafe
        Cafe Pescatore
        Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club
    hotels around Fisherman's Wharf:
        The Wharf Inn
        Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
        Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
        BEST WESTERN PLUS Tuscan Inn - A Kimpton Hotel
        Best Western Tuscan Inn Fisherman's Wharf
        Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf

Golden Gate Bridge  (132 mentions)
    Kirby Cove - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Rob Hill Group Campground Presidio of San Francisco  (1 mention)
    Bicentennial - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Hawk - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Ridge - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Sunrise - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    East Bay - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Haypress - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Golden Gate Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Marin Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Golden Gate Bridge:
        The Warming Hut
        La Terrasse
    hotels around Golden Gate Bridge:
        Cavallo Point
        Inn at the Presidio
        San Francisco at The Presidio Travelodge

Mount Tamalpais  (13 mentions)
    Haypress - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Hawk - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Bicentennial - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Golden Gate Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Kirby Cove - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Marin Park  (1 mention)
    Pantoll - Mt Tamalpais State Park  (1 mention)
    Ridge - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Rocky Point Steep Ravine - Mt Tamalpais State Park  (1 mention)
    East Bay - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Mount Tamalpais:
        Anchorage 5
        Cafe Trieste
    hotels around Mount Tamalpais:
        Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley
        Acqua Hotel Mill Valley

Larkspur (California)  (2 answers)
    Golden Gate Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Marin Park  (1 mention)
    Pantoll - Mt Tamalpais State Park  (1 mention)
    China Camp State Park  (1 mention)
    Haypress - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Hawk - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Rocky Point Steep Ravine - Mt Tamalpais State Park  (1 mention)
    Ridge - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Bicentennial - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    East Bay - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Larkspur (California):
        Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe
        A.G. Ferrari Foods
        World Wrapps
        Willie's Cafe
    hotels around Larkspur (California):
        Marin Suites Hotel
        Marin Park


Where's the best place to stay in San Rafael?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Rafael.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Panama Hotel.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Gerstle Park Inn  (1 mention)
Motel 6 San Rafael  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in San Rafael? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in San Rafael?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests The Lighthouse Diner.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Panama Restaurant  (1 mention)
Whole Foods Market  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Rafael? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in San Rafael?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Marin Park  (1 mention)
China Camp State Park  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Rafael to San Francisco drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Francisco to San Rafael. Or get a full San Francisco to San Rafael flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know San Francisco well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Francisco!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 19 miles
driving time of 38 minutes
629 San Francisco travel answers
2 Larkspur (California) travel answers





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