Novato is the bay Area's smartest tourist destination. Why? Because it provides proximity to world-class hot spots while letting you get away from it all. We're just 20 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco, ten minutes from world-class wineries in Napa and Sonoma Counties, and a hop, skip and a jump from some of California's premier State Parks and National Recreation Areas. Our family-oriented atmosphere means that there's something here for everyone. Enjoy our friendly downtown! There's always something to see or do in the San Francisco Bay Area... Novato is where the fun starts!