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Big Sur to Mill Valley (California) drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Big Sur to Mill Valley (California)

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Big Sur to Mill Valley (California) in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Mill Valley (California), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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9:00 am  start in Big Sur
drive for about 47 minutes

9:47 am  Monterey
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 49 minutes

12:36 pm  Santa Cruz
eat at Café Limelight
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

2:13 pm  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

4:07 pm  San Francisco
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 8:07 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

8:41 pm  arrive in Mill Valley (California)
stay at Acqua Hotel Mill Valley

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Monterey  (167 answers)
    Veterans Memorial Park  (1 mention)
    Monterey County Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Monterey Pines RV Park - Military  (1 mention)
    Saddle Mountain Recreation Park  (1 mention)
    Carmel By The River RV Park  (1 mention)
    Laguna Seca Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Marina Dunes RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Monterey:
        Crown and Anchor
        Ambrosia India Bistro - Monterey
        Captain's Gig Restaurant
        Parker-Lusseau Pastries
        Cafe Fina
        Domenico's on the Wharf
    hotels around Monterey:
        Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
    questions about Monterey:
        Restaurant recommendations for a large group dinner?
        What to do for a family outing in Monterey?
        Things to do with the kiddos besides the aquarium
        hotels in Monterey, CA

Santa Cruz  (85 answers)
    Santa Cruz Port District  (1 mention)
    Santa Vida RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park  (1 mention)
    Cotillion Gardens RV Park  (1 mention)
    Smithwoods RV Park  (1 mention)
    Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Santa Cruz Ranch RV Park at Carbonero Creek  (1 mention)
    New Brighton State Beach  (1 mention)
    Seacliff State Beach  (1 mention)
    Seacliff Center Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Santa Cruz:
        Café Limelight
        Gabriella Cafe
    hotels around Santa Cruz:
        Santa Cruz Beach Inn
        Bay Front Inn
        National 9 Motel
    questions about Santa Cruz:
        Activities during reunion in santa cruz
        What are some must places to go to in Santa Cruz, CA
        Are there any good restaurants in Santa Cruz?
        Names of beaches that aren't so crowded
        Best Things To Do In Santa Cruz?

San Jose  (39 answers)
    Garden City RV Park  (1 mention)
    Santa Clara County Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    hotels around San Jose:
        The Fairmont San Jose
        The Sainte Claire, A Larkspur Collection Hotel
        San Jose Marriott
        Hotel De Anza
    questions about San Jose:
        What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?
        Hotels with airport parking in San Jose
        Best missions to see & other good activities for kids
        Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose
        Free things to do in San Jose?

San Francisco  (630 answers)
    Rob Hill Group Campground Presidio of San Francisco  (1 mention)
    Candlestick RV Park  (1 mention)
    Sunset Point - Candlestick Point SRA  (1 mention)
    Kirby Cove - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Ridge - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Sunrise - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    East Bay - Angel Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Bicentennial - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Treasure Island MH and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hawk - Golden Gate National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    questions about San Francisco:
        Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
        What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?
        Best activities for kids
        Best views in San Francisco?

Where's the best place to stay in Mill Valley (California)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Mill Valley (California).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Acqua Hotel Mill Valley.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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Where's the best place to eat in Mill Valley (California)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests A.G. Ferrari Foods.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

World Wrapps  (1 mention)

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What are some things to do in Mill Valley (California)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Marin Park  (1 mention)
China Camp State Park  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Mill Valley (California) to Big Sur drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Big Sur? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Big Sur.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Big Sur to Mill Valley (California). Or get a full Big Sur to Mill Valley (California) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 154 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 7 minutes
203 Big Sur travel answers
167 Monterey travel answers
85 Santa Cruz travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers
630 San Francisco travel answers
9 Mill Valley (California) travel answers


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