Mill Valley Destinations & Shopping
- 142 Throckmorton Theater, Madeline’s favorite place to take friends and out of towners! Tuesday Comedy Nights – Mark Pitta and Friends at 8 pm. Dana Carvey has been known to drop by to try out his new material. There are often comedy shows on other nights and lectures or concerts on Sunday and Wednesday nights.
- Marin Theater Company on Miller Ave presents top-notch live theater with “groundbreaking, nationally recognized, socially relevant new plays.
- Sequoia Movie Theater on Throckmorton Ave, built in 1929 and several times updated, was the original home of the Mill Valley Film Festival. The Sequoia screens higher-quality films.
- Sweetwater Music Hall in the refurbished Masonic Hall across from City Hall. Nightly live music in state-of-the-art facilities. Comfortable, with very good food–with or without music. A major addition to Marin! Great outdoor seating.
- El Paseo is a romantic passageway on Throckmorton Ave built in 1936 by Mill Valley resident Edna Foster and architect Gus Costigan from “old adobe bricks from Mexico, wooden beams from Fort Cronkhite, railroad ties and spikes from the [Mill Valley] Mountain Railroad, and hand-made tiles and wrought-iron fixtures from the Guatemalan exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair on Treasure Island”
- Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. A branch of the San Francisco Zen Center with a guest house, conference center, and organic farm set in a beautiful gulch by the ocean and Muir Beach.
- Lytton Square in downtown Mill Valley provides good dining and shopping, set in redwood trees.
- Alexander’s Artisan Rugs in El Paseo on Throckmorton Ave is a living museum of beautiful floor coverings.
- The Depot Bookstore and Cafe on the square. It has the best people watching in Mill Valley.
- Famous4 is a trendy clothing store for men and women on the town square for over 35 years. The owner, Larry, selects the unusual and interesting.
- Green Jeans Garden Supply, next to the Strawberry Shopping Center provides high quality plants, unusual selections, and landscaping services.
- Good Earth Natural Foods, in Tam junction takes organic foods to a new high point. Great local produce.
- The Mill Valley Hat Box on the square has a great variety of hats.
- Mill Valley Lumber Yard, originating in 1892 in the middle of Miller Ave, has been extensively restored and is now home to unusual retail shops including floral designs and plants, hand made fabrics, and specialty boats.
- Mill Valley Market. A Mill Valley treasure; the one remaining family- owned market. Gourmet food with great produce and meats, fine wines, and an amazing stock of everything you might want.
- Strawberry Village Charming, renovated shopping center with boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.
- Two Neat on the square is a large store dedicated to greeting cards, with many original designs.
- Acqua Hotel adjacent to Highway 101, provides modern rooms in an elegant setting facing Richardson Bay.
- Holiday Inn Express at the Highway 1 exit from the Highway 101 provides convenient and reliable accommodations..
- Mill Valley Inn on Throckmorton Ave provides about 25 rooms in a a charming setting in a redwood grove near the town square.
- Mountain Home Inn on Panoramic Highway, 900 feet above Mill Valley, provides rooms with views to the bay and dining. We recommend a leisurely lunch on the deck.
- West Point Inn near the top of Mount Tamalpais provides rustic rooms and cabins for an overnight stay. The inn was built in 1904 at the end of the Mt. Tamalpais Railway line. The location offers panoramic views of the East Bay, San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and one tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. You have to hike in or bicycle to the inn.