Holiday Weekend Getaways in Novato

If you’re looking for a festive weekend getaway in the Bay Area this holiday season, look no further than the city of Novato. Just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, you’ll find small town charm, boutique shopping, beautiful Marin countryside and a warm welcome from our local hotels and restaurants.

Pick up perfect holiday gifts on Downtown Novato’s charming Grant Avenue, where local boutiques offer unique merchandise, then visit a local spa, play a round of golf at an award winning Marin golf course, or set out on a family hike along the beautiful Bay Trail. Join us for Novato’s tree lighting celebration on Saturday December 1st, and Novato will play host to live music, art exhibitions and festive events throughout the holiday season. Check our Events Calendar and start planning your holiday getaway!

Zio Ziegler: The Fourth Wall at Marin MOCA

Artist Zio Ziegler features a solo exhibit at Marin MOCA called “The Fourth Wall”. Drawing inspiration through mythological, classical and contemporary themes, Ziegler explores the depths of vivid colors and patterns.
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Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

The 39th Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland will feature a festive marketplace, snow sledding, live entertainment and beautiful floats made by businesses and individuals alike. Festivities take place Friday, November 23 though Saturday, November 24.
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Annual Novato Christmas Tree Lighting

A Novato tradition since 1928, the Annual Community Tree Lighting takes place at City Hall and will include food and drink, live entertainment and arts and crafts.
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Breakfast with Santa

Why wait in line with the kids at the store to have a photo with Santa? At this fun, family event you can join Santa for a festive breakfast complete with pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns and more.
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Best Western PLUS Novato Oaks Inn

Nestled against the scenic hills of Northern Marin County, the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn is situated in a peaceful and relaxed setting perfect for the Wine Country traveler. The Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn offers 107 spacious and finely appointed guest rooms and a host of exceptional amenities including free breakfast, free wi-fi, swimming pool, spa, fire pit, barbeque, fitness room, business center and the popular on-site restaurant and bar, Wildfox Restaurant.
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Courtyard by Marriott

Designed for the business professional and weekend explorer alike, Courtyard by Marriott Novato allows you to create the perfect Bay Area trip. Nestled in serene Marin County, the hotel is just 30 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 20 minutes from the acclaimed wineries of Sonoma. Spread out and rest easier in over 136 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and suites. Each room features plush Marriott linen, enhanced Paul Mitchell amenities, and smart work spaces with complimentary high speed wireless internet.
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Inn Marin

Inn Marin in Novato offers the ambiance of a boutique hotel, with state-of-the-art green lodging accommodations and sustainability practices. Inn Marin is pet friendly and is within minutes of the Sonoma and Napa wine country, award winning restaurants and sightseeing tourist attractions. Situated on five acres of land, the Inn Marin boasts 70 guest rooms, a full size pool and elegant gardens with plenty of shade trees to relax under after a busy day.
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