San Rafael is the hub of Marin. Basically it offers more the amenities than any of the other cities here in Marin. Most of the car dealerships are here. Currently they have one of 2 Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in the county (2 very popular grocery stores). There is a Peet's, several Starbuck's and many other popular coffee shops. Sunday and Thursday morning is the largest Farmer's Market in Marin, located at the Civic Center and Thursday evenings downtown. There are many fine ethnic restaurants that people go to from all over Marin. The downtown area has been revamped over the years and the streets are bustling on weekend evenings. The Rafael Film Theater, which is owned and operated by the non-profit California Film Institute, is a beautifully restored art deco building in which they show 3 art and independent films many of which have won awards at the various film festivals throughout the world.