San Rafael, San Francisco Bay Area
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San Rafael is a city in the U.S. state of California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is situated in the North Bay region, in Marin County. San Rafael is home to colleges, universities and schools that include the Dominican University, the Ali Akbar College of Music, and two campuses of Guide Dogs for the Blind, along with a guide dog training school.
San Rafael is home to several large corporations that occupy the contemporary office space that is available in the area. They include Autodesk, In Defense of Animals, Westamerica Bank, and GIS Data Resources. Lucasfilm began in San Rafael and is still home to some of the companies operations. Top employers in the area include Kaiser Permanente, Comcast, City of Rafael, Safeway, Macy’s, MHN, Bradley Real Estate, the Dominican University, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Notable landmarks in San Rafael include Mission San Rafael Arcángel, the Marin County Civic Center building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Rafael Film Center, China Camp State Park, Kerner Studios, and George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch. In 1817, Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded as a small medical mission at the Mission San Francisco de Asís. This hospital was used to treat sick Native Americans in the Bay Area. This attraction has a small museum and gift shop. Recommended dining options in San Rafael include Sol Food, Lotus Cuisine of India, Taqueria San Jose, Bay Thai Cuisine, Il Davide Restaurant, Vin Antico, and My Thai Restaurant.
The nearest major airport is San Francisco International Airport. This airport operates international and domestic flights from San Francisco, and is located 31 miles from the San Rafael city center. Another important airport in the area is Oakland International Airport, offering additional flights from Oakland, an airport which is 32 miles from the city. Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport is 45 miles from the city. The best option for public transport within San Rafael is the comprehensive local bus network.