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 features

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)
How to get there

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 near Mill Valley?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,379 house rentals near Mill Valley. From 468 Houses to 685 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mill Valley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mill Valley:

  • Alto Sutton Manor: 17 vacation rentals
  • Almonte: 62 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 753 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 577 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 637 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Mill Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Mill Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,410 home rentals
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: 1,816 home rentals
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area: 2,014 home rentals
  • Throckmorton Theater: 1,999 home rentals
  • Tennessee Valley Trailhead: 2,066 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mill Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 468 Houses in Mill Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mill Valley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 685 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 52 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 52 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mill Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 177 vacation homes with pool available in Mill Valley.

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