Mill Valley

Welcome to Mill Valley

The West Coast's Most Serene and Culture-Rich City


 Mill Valley is a Californian city situated west of San Francisco Bay and east of Mt. Tamalpais State Park. Best known for the Muir Woods National Monument, home to the most picturesque redwoods in California, the city has numerous green spaces and is easily accessible from the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Mill Valley's prolific history as a tourism destination dates back to the 1880s when the railroad's arrival inspired the construction of resort hotels. Bungalows constitute the predominant home architecture in the community. The city's trail paths allow you to enjoy its outdoor green spaces.

What to Love

  • Access to green outdoor spaces
  • Proximity to beaches on the Pacific coastline 
  • Access to fine dining options 
  • Breathtaking redwood forests 
  • Numerous art galleries
  • Historical sites and monuments

Local Lifestyle

Mill Valley has a suburban vibe thanks to its sprawling residential neighborhoods. The city has an affluent personality, and most residents are homeowners. This personality makes it a magnet for a highly educated workforce that predominantly works in the management, arts, business, and science sectors.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mill Valley offers residents and tourists a broad range of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. The city's La Ginestra is a high-end restaurant specializing in Italian American and Neapolitan cuisines, including ravioli, fried calamari, and Caesar salads.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of Italian spirits, wines, and cocktails for you to enjoy after a delicious meal. It has a family-friendly atmosphere accentuated by a classic Italian interior design. You can also make an online reservation for the best dining experience with your friends and family. 

Paseo Bistro is a chic restaurant that serves authentic American cuisine in Mill Valley. The restaurant prides itself on its locally sourced and naturally harvested ingredients. The establishment has a unique European ambiance, and its rich menu includes American favorites such as bacon benedict and huevos rancheros. 

Piatti is an upscale Italian restaurant adjacent to Shelter Bay in the heart of Mill Valley. The restaurant combines an immersive dining experience with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Popular dishes at the establishment include ravioli, linguine, tiramisu, and braised short ribs. 

Terrestra is a high-end furniture and accessories store in Mill Valley. The shopping option offers a curated assortment of handcrafted jewelry and stylish gifts. Its home décor items, glassware, and tabletop accessories also enable you to achieve an elegant home or office makeover. 

Things to Do

Mill Valley has a raft of local attractions, events, and festivals you can enjoy with friends and family. Muir Woods National Monument has a lot to offer enthusiastic hikers and nature lovers. You can walk along scenic trails to view the majestic redwoods that dot the forested area. 

Mill Valley's Throckmorton Theater is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The theater ordinarily hosts concerts, comedy shows, and plays. You can also marvel at the beautiful murals that cover the venue's exterior. 

If you are a music enthusiast, Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley is the place to be. You can enjoy live music concerts as you dine on exquisite New Orleans-inspired foods. 

Nike Missile Site SF-88L is a great place to visit and learn about Cold War history. The decommissioned site previously housed an army base and supersonic defense missiles.


The Tamalpais Union High School District serves Mill Valley. Notable public and private schools in the district that benefit the city include:

  • Temescal High School, Ranked 4th in Tamalpais Union High School District
  • San Andreas High School, Ranked 5th in Tamalpais Union High School District

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