SAN ANSELMO THINGS TO DO
Welcome to San Anselmo! A great Town to visit and an incredible place to call home. We are located in the heart of Marin, surrounding Sir Francis Drake with winding streets, the laughter of children filling the air as they bike to school, an active community running, biking, hiking and living fully on the backside of Mt. Tam. From world class food to stunning views, our proximity to San Francisco is only surpassed by our easy access to Point Reyes, Sonoma and Napa. Slow down and enjoy the good life with us!
Hiking & Biking
Sorich Park Trail is a 2.1 mile loop featuring beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.
Grab a sandwich from a local eatery and head to nearby Phoenix Lake for a short 2.8 mile loop. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery and wildlife.
Mountain Biking & Road Cycling on Mount Tamalpais
Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam) is the birthplace of mountain biking.
frames designed and built for use as mountain bikes; he called them “Breezers.”
If you’re visiting Marin from San Francisco, drive or cycle north across the Golden Gate Bridge and continue through Sausalito to Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Ross and finally to San Anselmo. Return to the city by bike or on the Larkspur ferry (check the schedule before heading out).
Places to Visit
University of Redlands
105 Seminary Road
Built in 1890 as the San Francisco Theological Seminary, the University of the Redlands campus lies nestled in the hills of our town, few minutes walking from downtown, offering a peaceful settings for graduate studies, relaxing walks, breathtaking views of Mt Tam and downtown San Anselmo.
535 San Anselmo Avenue
Located in the center of downtown San Anselmo, commemorates the birthplace of George Lucas’ two masterpieces, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, with two “life-sized” statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones. Lucas donated Imagination Park and its statues to the community in 2013, with the goal to create a place where children and adults alike could stop for a moment of peace and, hopefully, inspiration.
San Anselmo Historical Museum:
110 Tunstead Avenue at Town Hall
Large collection of photos, memorabilia, historical records of San Anselmo, walking tour booklets, video and oral histories, Miwok Indians and railroad history. Children’s Corner with crayons and San Anselmo themed coloring books.
San Anselmo Carnegie Library
110 Tunstead Avenue at Town Hall
- Built in 1915 using Carnegie funds and remodeled in 1997 it still retains its historic feel
- The library loans books, magazines, videos and DVD’s. And also provides Internet access.
- Be sure to check out the Children’s Corner!
237 Crescent Road
- This historic home was built by Edwin Kleber Wood, a lumber merchant after the 1906 earthquake
- The park has a beautiful community garden and picnic area
- The house is now used for weddings, seminars and recreation programs
American Legion Log Cabin
- Constructed in 1933 for the Boy Scouts Post 179 •The fireplace and chimney were built by a master mason who served in the Germany army.
- Two 75 millimeter World War II artillery guns lie in the front of the historic log cabin
- The Dugout Bar inside the Log Cabin is open Thursday – Saturday 6pm – late night
- San Anselmo’s most developed park with sports fields, grassy areas, tennis courts, BBQ areas and other outdoor facilities.
- Millennium Playground: volunteer effort designed by children of San Anselmo incorporating local themes, like a train depot and Town & Seminary towers. Don’t miss the dinosaur buried in the middle of the playground!
- Elders’ Garden: adjacent to playground. Designed to bring together generations. Tranquil and relaxing, perfect place for sitting, contemplating, or playing chess, checkers or horseshoes.