Americas Best Value Inn - Mill Valley
Things To Do
The Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is conveniently located in a quaint little town known as Mill Valley along Hwy 101/Shoreline Hwy. We are just 3 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco and just minutes away from downtown Sausalito, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, Stinson Beach, the Marin Headlands, and many exciting Bay Area attractions and entertainment spots. Experience the diverse restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, golf courses and museums that surround us. We are also close to public bus and ferry transportation.
A few miles away... The beautiful Sausalito and Tiburon waterfronts offer a variety of water sports, such as fishing and kayaking, and scenic interludes. The historic Point Reyes National Seashore and Lighthouse, the Napa Valley Wine country, Twin Peaks and Sears Point are destination of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Enjoy hiking, biking horseback riding, bird and whale watching and tasting award-winning wines just 20 minutes from our front doors.
Sausalito and Tiburon Waterfront -San Francisco Bay Adventures
Bay Model Visitor Center - The Bay Model is a three-dimensional hydraulic model of the San Francisco and Delta areas capable of simulating tides, currents and river inflows.
Marin Headlands - Close to San Francisco in distance but many moods apart, the Marin Headlands provide a quick departure from urban activity. Windswept ridges, protected valleys and beaches offer nature's ultimate scenery.
Bolinas Lagoon Preserve - Great egrets and great blue herons nest here each spring. Harbor Seals are also inhabitants of Bolinas Lagoon.
Golden Gate Bridge and Park - The orange towers of the Golden Gate Bridge , perhaps the best-loved symbol of San Francisco , are visible from almost every high point in the city. The bridge, which spans 4,200 ft, had taken only 52 months to design and build when it was opened in 1937.
Mt. Tamalpais - Just north of San Francisco 's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais State Park , 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot east peak. Mt. Tamalpais is one of the most scenic mountain sites in California , with unobstructed panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco , and the Bay and Delta waters.
Muir Woods - Only a few miles north of San Francisco , in an isolated canyon grows the ancient coast redwood forest known the world over as Muir Woods. Experience the tranquility of a forest of majestic coastal redwoods - some more than 500 years old - and canyon ferns. Follow a gentle trail and enjoy the scenery at your own pace.
Stinson Beach - 9 miles - Stinson Beach is located on scenic Highway One, just north of San Francisco , California . Three and a half miles of sand give plenty of access to swimmers, surfers, and sun bathers. Everyone can find something to do at Stinson Beach - f rom sun bathing to hang-gliding, surfing to hiking, biking to volleyball. The beach also offers h undreds of miles of hiking trails. The 51-acre park adjacent to the beach offers more than 100 picnic tables (some with grills) and a snack bar that is open April through September. The park is open until sunset.
Downtown San Francisco, - Fisherman's Warf, China Town, Embarcadero Station - 15 minutes
San Francisco Seaplane Tours - Fly directly out to the Pacific Coat, and south to the Golden Gate Bridge . After flying over the bridge, you will continue your flight over the Financial District and Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, then north to Alcatraz, around Angel Island , and along the picturesque cities of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Sausalito . This tour lasts approximately 30 minutes, and offers a great balance of sights from Marin to San Francisco . Call 415-332-4843
Twin Peaks of San Francisco - 20 minutes
Bacchus & Venus - Experience the California Wine Country in the heart of charming downtown Sausalito with a view of the Bay. Taste wines from Napa , Sonoma , and the best California appellations. Learn how the wines are made, the difference between different wines, vineyards, and styles.
Point Reyes National Seashore - Located half way between Bodega Bay and San Francisco , Point Reyes National Seashore contains unique elements of biological and historical interest in a spectacular scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges.
Point Reyes Lighthouse - A 308 step walkway leads to this 1870 lighthouse, built high on a Point Reyes cliff at the Point Reyes National Seashore . Whale-watching is very popular here January through March. More than 70 miles of trails for hiking and biking weave through open pastures, rugged ridges, and coastal cliffs in this 70,000 acre wilderness area. Over 400 bird species have been seen at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. More information is available at any of the three visitor's centers.
Tennessee Valley Horseback Riding - 5 minutes
Red Rock Beach - Red Rock Beach is touted as the north coasts friendliest and most popular nude beach. It is located only 0.5 mile south of Stinson Beach , at Milepost 11 on Hwy. One. A roadside turnout provides parking, but no signs are posted. Poison Oak is abundant, so be sure to wear shoes and keep a watchful eye out while making your way down the steep ravine trail to the beach. It's about a 15 minute hike.
Russian River Applellation - The Russian River Valley Appellation, formally established in 1983, is the largest in Sonoma County and in the Northern California Wine Country. With 12,000 acres devoted to wine grapes, just 55 miles up Highway101 from the Golden Gate Bridge and 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean by way of the Russian River , the appellation includes over 200 winegrowers and 50 wineries
Bay Area Discovery Museum - Located in Santa Rosa , the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center preserves, displays, and interprets the art and aesthetic of Charles M. Schulz. Exhibitions include many classic strips, the Schulz live animated feature film Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown, and many permanent exhibits, such as Peanuts.
Major Shopping Malls - 3 miles
NASCAR Racing/Sears Point - 20 minutes
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Marine World - 30 miles
Marine Mammal Center - The Marine Mammal Center recognizes our interdependence with marine mammals, their importance as sentinels of the ocean environment, our responsibility to use our awareness, compassion and intelligence to ensure their survival and the conservation of their habitat.
Angel Island State Park - 10 miles
An historical state park in San Francisco Bay , Angel Island offers tram tours, bike rentals, camping, and sea kayaking.
Mill Valley Film Festival - 3 miles
Mill Valley Golf Course - Mill Valley boasts Marin County 's only municipal golf course. Established in 1919, its nine holes meander through 42 acres of hills, creeks and redwoods, providing a challenge for novice and skilled golfers. The course, which is open to the public, is located at 280 Buena Vista Avenue . For more information, call 415-388-9982.
Sausalito Arts Festival - 2 mile
Sausalito Wooden Boat Tours - Take a walking tour along the historical Sausalito Waterfront to view some of the finest and funniest wooden boats in existence.
Sausalito Ferry Station - 2 miles
Famous Alcatraz Boat and Self Guided Tours
Americas Best Value Inn - Mill Valley
155 Shoreline Highway | Mill Valley, CA | 94941