NFT San Francisco Mill Valley

Mill Valley

Tucked at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, Mill Valley makes a delightful day trip from San Francisco. In its early days, the town's plentiful redwoods provided much of the lumber that built San Francisco. Later on, Mill Valley was famous for its creek-fed canyons and superb hiking as well as "the crookedest railroad in the world," a steam-and-gravity-powered train that connected the town with the top of the mountain and nearby Muir Woods. Although the invasion of the automobile and the great fire of 1929 put the railroad out of business 75 years ago, the town's natural beauty is as seductive as ever.

Downtown Mill Valley is delineated by Throckmorton and Miller Avenues. Depot Plaza and adjacent Lytton Square form the center of the action. Though the town's present reputation rests on the tiny boutiques and galleries that wouldn't seem out of place on Rodeo Drive, there are also quality restaurants nearby. Nightlife is more attractive here than in most shopping meccas, too -- the Throckmorton Theater offers theater, music, and performance in a gorgeous old building.See more.


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