Larkspur is a close-knit community twelve miles north of San Francisco in Marin County. Magnolia Avenue is its charming main street, where visitors will find boutiques, restaurants with outdoor seating for enjoying coffee or a meal, The Lark, a beloved historic art deco theater built in 1936, and The Tavern at Lark Creek, a destination restaurant built in an 1888 Victorian home.
Larkspur is known for its natural beauty, and the town’s location at the base of Mount Tamalpais gives residents access to trails for hiking, running and mountain biking. Larkspur’s history as an enclave for musicians and artists is evident in Madrone Canyon, a redwood grove and neighborhood where Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Ken Kesey and other celebrities chose to live during the 1960s and 70s.
Larkspur Landing, the Golden Gate Ferry terminal, gives residents access to downtown San Francisco in thirty minutes. Just across Highway 101 from the Ferry Terminal is the newly renovated Marin Country Mart, which hosts a a Saturday farmer’s market and has a variety of upscale shops and restaurants.