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The Ultimate Guide to Mill Valley and What to Do in the City on Your Next Visit

Plan out your ideal day in Mill Valley with some of these activities

Mill Valley is known for its beautiful outdoor areas and its many excellent choices for shopping and dining. Perhaps you’re thinking about shopping for Marin County real estate, and you’re curious about what you can do for fun in Mill Valley. Consider some of the attractions mentioned below as you plan out your perfect day in Mill Valley.

1. Walk through Downtown Mill Valley

Downtown Mill Valley is a delightful area for anyone who wants to stop into various shops and boutiques while enjoying the unique history. You can visit Lytton Square to check out the old railroad depot, or you can stop into Mill Valley Depot Cafe & Bookstore to grab a cup of joe and find your new favorite novel. The historic clock tower near the cafe has been a local institution for many years, and it recently received a tune-up so that the times on each of the four clock faces are accurate. 

2. Check out Equator

The coffee at Mill Valley Depot Cafe is excellent, but you’ll also want to try a cup at Equator off Miller Avenue. They sell their coffee by the bag as well as offering espresso drinks and housemade pour-overs. If you’re not a coffee drinker, perhaps you’ll enjoy their hot chocolate made with locally sourced chocolate. 

3. Visit a local art gallery

Mill Valley has many local art galleries that are open to anyone who wants to shop for beautiful art or simply check out what’s on display. Most galleries are located in the downtown area off Throckmorton Avenue. Start by viewing the collection at Desta Gallery before you head a few blocks over to Robert Green Fine Arts. 

4. See what’s on the schedule at Throckmorton Theatre

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Throckmorton Theater. They regularly host comedy shows, concerts, and various plays. The late Robin Williams used to pay an occasional visit to Throckmorton Theater and was even known to get on stage and perform his own set on special occasions. 

5. View Zio Zeigler's mural

Zio Ziegler has painted several excellent murals in the Mill Valley area, including a piece for a local Mexican restaurant called Playa. Zeigler’s most famous local work is a mural painted on the side of Throckmorton Theatre. Make sure you arrive early for your play or concert so that you can snap a picture of this iconic work.

6. Take advantage of a warm day at Old Mill Park

Perhaps you need an escape from the hustle of downtown. When that time comes, you can escape to nearby Old Mill Park. Your worries will melt away as you enter the Redwood Forest. Children love the onsite playground where they can run around with their friends. Before you leave, head down to the old railroad stop so that you can view the art on the public benches. 

When it comes time to shop for Mill Valley homes, reach out to Beth Brody. Beth is an expert when it comes to Marin County real estate, and she’s excited about the prospect of helping you with your search. She will use her expert negotiating skills to ensure that you earn the best deal possible regardless of whether you’re buying or selling a home. Contact Beth when you’re ready to get started.

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