The 50th edition of the National Football League’s championship game – the biggest sporting event in America – is set for February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is celebrating Mill Valley in its “50 Perfect Hours” series, highlighting the likes of Mill Valley Market, Mill Valley Inn, Sweetwater Music Hall, OSKA and many more.
From being named one of America’s 20 best small towns by Smithsonian Magazine to more recent love from Conde Nast Traveler, Mill Valley has been on the receiving end of plenty of compliments over the years. But the latest attention to come our way – the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s “50 Perfect Hours in Mill Valley” – might just make us blush.

Here’s the lowdown: The 50th edition of the Super Bowl, the National Football League’s championship game and the biggest sporting event in America, is set for February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, which is raising the money to put on the Super Bowl and managing all of its planning and production, is celebrating some of the top destination towns and cities in the Bay Area, hoping to get attendees of the big game to spend extra time here before and after.

The committee tasked San Francisco writer Katie Morell with creating digests for a series called “50 Perfect Hours.” To date, she’s highlighted places like Palo Alto, Pebble Beach, Napa Valley and Walnut Creek. In her story, which has since been picked up 7×7 MagazineMorell describes Mill Valley as “an idyllic town of 14,000 residents with tons of green spaces and leafy downtown streets filled with one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries and restaurants perfect for strolling at any time of day…. Mill Valley is a magnet for tourists from around the world, many of whom want to move immediately following a visit.”

Morell’s “perfect way to spend a 50-hour getaway in Mill Valley” begins at the Mill Valley Inn downtown, waking to its delicious complimentary breakfast before heading to the Depot Bookstore & Café before browsing shops like OSKA and and Summer House.

A bike ride around the lower slopes of Mount Tam follows, before a respite and dinner at El Paseo – A Marin Chophouse and some live music at Sweetwater Music Hall. The following day begins with grabbing a picnic lunch at Mill Valley Market and heading off to Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tam State Park. Morell recommends moving over to the Mountain Home Inn – “a secluded hideaway perched within Mt. Tam” – for the next night. End your Perfect 50 Hours in Mill Valley by rising early to see the sunrise from the balcony before dashing off.

What do you think of “50 Perfect Hours in Mill Valley”? What would you have added? Tell us in the Comments below!

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