A town 10 minutes north of San Francisco
. Downtown is the best place to go: window shopping is amazing, lots of weird little shops, Old Mill Park and the Depot are usually pretty crowded. Police-people are kind of grumpy, probably because they never get to do anything, because nothing happens in Mill Valley. You can tell the small population of tourists
apart by seeing what they're wearing: during summer, tourists wear shorts and tank-tops and shiver their @#!*% off, while locals wear sweatshirts and jeans and Uggs
. Winter: tourists are more likely to blend in with the warm clothing. Our summer is fall, not June-August. Lots of dogs. A lot of smokers too, but lots of non-smoking areas. Weed is smoked a lot behind the Safeway. Starbucks is better than Peet's Coffee.
Mill Valley is like a smaller, less insane San Francisco, except not really.