Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Mill Valley

The area's theater scene and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Mill Valley. Renowned for its forests, hiking and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Mill Valley

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and biking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Mill Valley a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Marine Mammal Center (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Peacock Gap Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Lincoln Park Golf Club (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Mill Valley

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mill Valley is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (8.9 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Twin Peaks (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Muir Woods (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Angel Island (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)

Transportation to and around Mill Valley

The nearest airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Mill Valley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 871 holiday lettings near Mill Valley. From 325 Houses to 387 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mill Valley is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mill Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mill Valley:

  • Thousand Oaks: 147 holiday homes
  • Richmond District: 716 holiday homes
  • Mission District: 582 holiday homes
  • North of the Panhandle: 677 holiday homes
  • Mission Bay: 112 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mill Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mill Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Throckmorton Theater: 1,866 holiday lettings
  • Mars-Venus Institute: 1,858 holiday lettings
  • Old Mill Park: 1,850 holiday lettings
  • Lytton Square: 1,864 holiday lettings
  • 555 California Street: 2,143 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mill Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mill Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 325 Houses in Mill Valley. Our other popular types of Mill Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 387 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 43 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mill Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 91 holiday homes with pool available in Mill Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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