The City of Mill Valley, CA
The city of Mill Valley is located in the state of California in Marin County and has a population of 13,404 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Mill Valley is San Francisco, approximately 9 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Mill Valley, including Anchors Aweigh Cruise Travel, California Pizza Kitchen, Avatar's Punjab Burritos, Annabelle's and Cactus Cafe. For a larger selection of Mill Valley restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Mill Valley Botanical Gardens, Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the Edgewood Botanic Garden, Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens, China Camp State Park, Spaulding Wooden Boat Center and Mill Valley Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Mill Valley please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Mill Valley:
- Napa Valley Airport (APC)
- Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK)
- San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)
Mill Valley, California Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Mill Valley experiences an average high temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 41 degrees with an average rainfall of 9.6 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Mill Valley with daytime temperatures averaging 84 degrees in the summer, and 58 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Mill Valley to receive an average of 8.66 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.21 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 111 degrees in the summer and as low as 18 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Mill Valley should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 72 degrees, and nighttime lows of 48.
Mill Valley, California Attractions
1Arizona Cactus Garden - , Stanford University,
The Arizona Cactus Garden, which is also referred to as the Stanford Cactus Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. It is that can be found on the campus of Stanford University, Stanford, California in the US, and open to the public daily without charge.
2Blake Garden - , Kensington,
Blake Garden is a botanical garden located at 70 Rincon Road in Kensington, California. It is a teaching facility for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning of the University of California, Berkeley, . It is also the site of Blake House, the official residence of the President of the University of California. The garden is open to the public during weekdays; no admission fee is charged.
3Edgewood Botanic Garden - Mill Valley,
The Edgewood Botanic Garden is a small botanical garden of less than 1 acre located at 436 Edgewood Avenue, on the southeastern side of Mount Tamalpais near the intersection of Edgewood with Cypress Avenue, in Mill Valley, California in the US. It is dedicated to the native plants of the region but is not actively maintained. In addition to the redwood trees that dominate the local landscape, it supports about ten species of trees, not all of which are native to the site,
4Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers - San Francisco,
The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. With construction completed in 1878, it remains the oldest building in the park, and the oldest municipal wooden conservatory remaining in the US. It is also one of the first municipal conservatories constructed in the country. For these distinctions and for its associated historical, architectural, and engineering merits, the Conservatory of Flowers is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Places, is a California Historical Landmark, and a San Francisco Designated Landmark.
5Labadie Arboretum - , Merritt College,
The Emile L. Labadie Arboretum is an arboretum operated by the Landscape Horticulture department of Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, California in the US.
6Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens - Bolinas,
The Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens specializing in succulents, located in, Bolinas, California in the US. They are open to the public on weekends.
7Quarryhill Botanic Garden - Glen Ellen,
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a research botanical garden housing one of the largest collections of temperate Asian plants in North America. Quarryhill is located near Glen Ellen, in the Sonoma Valley of California in the US, and is open to the public.
8Regional Parks Botanic Garden - Berkeley,
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a 10 acre botanical garden that is situated in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills, east of Berkeley, California, in the US. It showcases California native plants, and is open to the public in daylight hours every day of the year except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
9San Francisco Botanical Garden - , Strybing Arboretum,
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Its 55 acres include over 50,000 individual plants, representing over 8,000 taxa from around the world, with particular focus on Magnolia species, high elevation palms, and cloud forest species from Central America, South America and Southeast Asia.
10San Mateo Arboretum - San Mateo,
The San Mateo Arboretum is an arboretum in San Mateo, California containing old stands of pine, oak, cedar, and redwood planted over 100 years ago on the William Kohl property. The Arboretum is located in San Mateo's Central Park, which also has a Japanese garden designed by Nagao Sakurai that was dedicated in 1966. The garden marks the sister-city relationship between San Mateo and Toyonaka, Japan.
Mill Valley, California Hotels
5Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
160 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
6Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Mill Valley/san Francisco
155 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Mill Valley, California Restaurants
This is a list of Mill Valley Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out and Chinese Restaurants. Happy Dining!
Mill Valley Articles
Published January 23, 2012
Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay area is an enchanting coastal redwood forest that is home to the world's tallest living trees
Published January 14, 2012
A place of infamy and Hollywood myth, Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place to visit from the prison grounds to its notable inmates, and its history that has begotten legends
Published January 11, 2012
One of the best family museums in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences boasts a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all under one lush living roof.
Published January 9, 2012
The historic Fairmont San Francisco is a magnificent hotel and an extraordinary experience when staying in this cosmopolitan city
Published December 2, 2011
Experience and learn about the wonderful connection between many holiday symbols and the science behind them at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Published October 17, 2011
An enjoyable three day family weekend in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the Speedway Meadow area of Golden Gate Park
Published August 5, 2011
What differentiates Sonoma California from Napa Valley is its emphasis on nature rather than the wine cultures well as its family-oriented restaurants and activities
Published March 1, 2011
Our Northern California road trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco - an adventure up the San Mateo Coast ocean views, elephant seals and family attractions and accomodations.
Published October 21, 2010
The main attraction was the Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Our goal was to visit the Lighthouse Visitor Center at the farthest tip of the park, but we made several stops enroute.
Published October 19, 2010
Shelter Cove is a short drive on a narrow road from Garberville and the 101 freeway and the luxurious, English manor style accommodations available there at the Benbow Hotel.