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Mill-Valley is a small town located in Marin County just north of San Francisco between San Rafael and Sausalito. Known for its' beautiful location at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley is both sophisticated and charming. Many of its' 29,000 residents are artists and writers who are inspired by their beautiful natural surroundings. Just north of town is Mount Tamalpais State Park, which contains 6,300 acres of redwood groves, oak woodlands and a spectacular view from its' 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Marin County hills, the city of San Francisco and the Bay, the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, and on some occasions, even the snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. There are fifty miles of hiking trails in the park that connect to a larger, 200-mile-long trail system. The park also has picnic areas and a visitor center located at the East Peak Summit. Other points of interest near Mill Valley include Muir Woods, the Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Stinson Beach, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. The weather in Mill Valley is mild year round, summer and spring are warm, and fall and winter are cool. Layered clothing, especially if you hiking, is recommended.

Surrounding areas: Corte Madera, California (1.7 mi), Larkspur, California (2.6 mi), Ross, California (4.0 mi), Tiburon, California (4.3 mi), Sausalito, California (4.4 mi), San Rafael, California (4.8 mi), Stinson Beach, California (5.6 mi)

Mill Valley Vacation Rentals




Mill Valley Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Acqua Hotel555 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA (415) 380-0400
Holiday Inn Express160 Shoreline HwyMill Valley, CA (415) 332-5700
Mill Valley/sausalito Travelodge707 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA (415) 383-0340
Howard Johnson Express Inn1595 Casa Buena DrCorte Madera, CA1.8 mi.(415) 924-3570
Courtyard By Marriott Larkspur Landing2500 Larkspur LNDG CTRLarkspur Landing, CA2.2 mi.(415) 925-1800
Best Western Corte Madera Inn1815 Redwood HwyCorte Madera, CA2.5 mi.(415) 924-1502
Extended Stay Deluxe1775 Francisco BlvdSan Rafael, CA4.1 mi.(415) 451-1887
Travelodge San Rafael865 Francisco Blvd ESan Rafael, CA4.1 mi.(415) 454-9470
San Anselmo Inn339 San Anselmo AveSan Anselmo, CA4.8 mi.(415) 455-5366
Embassy Suites San Rafael Marin Co Conference Ctr101 Mc Innis PkwySan Rafael, CA4.8 mi.(415) 499-9222
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa801 BridgewaySausalito, CA4.8 mi.(415) 332-0502
The Inn Above Tide30 El PortalSausalito, CA4.9 mi.(415) 332-9535
Villa Inn Motel1600 Lincoln AveSan Rafael, CA5.5 mi.(415) 456-4975
Embassy Suites Marin County101 Mcinnis PkwySan Rafael, CA6.9 mi.(415) 499-9222
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel1010 Northgate DrSan Rafael, CA7.2 mi.(415) 479-8800
Days Inn Point Richmond915 W Cutting BlvdPoint Richmond, CA9.1 mi.(510) 237-3000
Best Inn2707 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.1 mi.(415) 567-2425
Deville Motel2599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.1 mi.(415) 346-4664
Marina Motel2576 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.1 mi.(415) 921-9406
Travelodge At The Presidio2755 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.1 mi.(415) 931-8581
Days Inn Lombard2358 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.2 mi.(415) 922-2010
Royal Motel2555 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.2 mi.(415) 921-3105
Super 8 Motel2440 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.2 mi.(415) 922-0244
Chelsea Motor Inn2095 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.3 mi.(415) 563-5600
Cow Hollow Motor Inn And Suites2190 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.3 mi.(415) 921-5800
Sea Captain Motel2322 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.3 mi.(415) 921-4980
Travelodge - Golden Gate2230 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.3 mi.(415) 922-3900
Coventry Motor Inn1901 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.4 mi.(415) 567-1200
Lombard Plaza Hotel2026 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.4 mi.(415) 921-2444
Ramada Limited Golden Gate1940 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.4 mi.(415) 775-8116
Argonaut Hotel495 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA9.5 mi.(415) 563-2800
Motel Capri2015 Greenwich StSan Francisco, CA9.5 mi.(415) 346-4667
Star Motel1727 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.5 mi.(415) 346-8250
Buena Vista Motor Inn1599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.6 mi.(415) 923-9600
Francisco Bay Motel1501 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.6 mi.(415) 474-3030
Redwood Inn Motel1530 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.6 mi.(415) 776-3800
Comfort Inn By The Bay2775 Van Ness AveSan Francisco, CA9.7 mi.(415) 928-5000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites550 N Point StSan Francisco, CA9.7 mi.(415) 409-4600
Hyatt At Fisherman's Wharf555 N Point StSan Francisco, CA9.7 mi.(415) 563-1234
Rodeway Inn1450 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA9.7 mi.(415) 673-0691
 
Bed & Breakfast
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA10.4 mi.(415) 819-2380
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA10.6 mi.(415) 776-5462
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 664-6842
Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach407 Mirada RdHalf Moon Bay, CA28.9 mi.(650) 726-6002

Mill Valley Weather & Climate

The Northern Coast of California, including the areas of Stinson Beach, Mill Valley and Point Reyes Station, is a year-round destination, and its climate is as varied as the geography. Summers are mostly dry all over, with frequent low clouds and morning fog along the coast. Winters along the coast are generally mild. Rain occurs most frequently and heavily October-April, with January being the wettest month. The San Francisco Bay Area can be cool and damp in the summer (due to the fog,) which surprises many visitors. However, just a few miles inland the weather is very different with warmer temperatures and more sunshine. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help keep summer from becoming too hot and winters from being too cold.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 40°F 7.32 in. 53°F
February 61°F 43°F 6.85 in. 53°F
March 65°F 44°F 5.63 in. 54°F
April 70°F 45°F 2.18 in. 54°F
May 76°F 48°F 1.11 in. 55°F
June 81°F 52°F 0.30 in. 56°F
July 85°F 53°F 0.12 in. 57°F
August 84°F 53°F 0.17 in. 59°F
September 82°F 52°F 0.46 in. 59°F
October 75°F 49°F 2.07 in. 59°F
November 63°F 45°F 5.78 in. 56°F
December 56°F 40°F 5.60 in. 54°F

Mill Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 21 miles south of Mill Valley in San Francisco, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located approximately 21 miles southeast of Mill Valley in Oakland, California, the Napa County airport (APC) located roughly 25 miles northeast of Mill Valley in Napa, California, Buchanan Field (CCR) located around 27 miles east of Mill Valley in Concord, California, the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located about 27 miles south of Mill Valley in Half Moon Bay, California, and finally the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located approximately 28 miles southeast of Mill Valley in Hayward, California.

Mill Valley Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA16.5 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA20.8 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA27.1 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA28.4 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA48.0 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA49.9 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA70.3 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA71.0 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA73.7 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA82.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA28.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA52.8 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA73.7 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA99.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA 
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA4.8 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA4.8 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA9.6 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA9.7 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA11.6 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA11.6 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA11.6 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA11.6 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA14.0 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA14.0 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA16.5 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA17.1 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA17.1 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA17.1 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA19.0 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA19.1 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA19.6 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA20.9 mi.
Hiddenbrooke Golf ClubVallejoCA20.9 mi.
Joe Mortara Golf CourseVallejoCA20.9 mi.
Mare Island Golf ClubVallejoCA20.9 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA24.0 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA24.0 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA25.0 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA25.6 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA25.7 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA26.5 mi.
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA26.9 mi.
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA26.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA2.6 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA6.4 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA6.9 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA8.7 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA9.1 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA12.5 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA15.2 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA16.8 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA19.3 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA23.6 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA24.0 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA24.5 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA24.7 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA32.7 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA33.6 mi. 
Annadel State ParkCA35.8 mi. 
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA37.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA4.5 mi.(Children's)
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA7.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA15.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA15.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA15.0 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA15.0 mi.(Art)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA16.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA16.5 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA16.5 mi.(Technology)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA19.1 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA19.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA20.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA11.3 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA16.5 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA20.8 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA52.8 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA71.0 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA73.7 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA97.0 mi.


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