Welcome to Larkspur
Old-fashioned fun for all between the canyons and Bay
Nestled between the Baltimore Canyon Preserve and the San Francisco Bay, Larkspur is a quaint, calm, enchanting slice of small-town charm. Larkspur is home to Golden Gate Transit’s Larkspur Landing, the main ferry terminal for locals traveling to the San Francisco Peninsula. Days out of the office are enjoyed dining alfresco, attending festivals and fairs in local parks, dropping by the local farmers’ market, and spending holidays in the company of loved ones and neighbors. All this combined makes Larkspur the perfect ideation of small-town U.S.A.
Traditional, rustic meals prepared with local, fresh ingredients are in no shortage. Farm House Local has committed to serving the best of the region for nearly a decade. Breakfast, lunch, small-batch wines, and locally crafted beers are their specialty. For dinner, Roma Antica is one of the most popular in town. Roman cuisine reformatted for modern cravings, like carbonara, lasagna, and cacio e pepe, all served perfectly al dente have garnered Roma Antica a loyal following. Special occasions can be celebrated at Picco. Located in historic downtown, Picco is an intimate, cozy site specializing in fresh California cuisine. Avocado bruschetta, tuna tartare, Dungeness crab, and olive oil ice cream have dazzled the community since 2005. A casual pit stop for hikers and bikers can be found at the Marin Brewing Company. Outdoor seating is abundant, as is the selection of In-house crafted brews. Some of their best-selling choices include the Raspberry Trail Ale and perfectly flaky fish and chips. Marin Brewing Company is located within Marin Country Mart, an outdoor collection of independent shops, artisan markets, and other community services.
The Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine. Children's activities and live music can also be found at the market. For over twenty years, the Larkspur Flower & Food Festival has been another celebration of community businesses. Each May, a portion of downtown is closed off to foot traffic for visitors to roam the streets and shop the wide selection of arts, crafts, and other specialty items. The Fourth of July is an exciting time of year when Larkspur and the neighboring community of Corte Madera put on their annual Fourth of July Festival and Parade, complete with fireworks over the water. Larkspur’s many enchanting parks, like Remillard Park, are peaceful places to enjoy a quiet picnic, watch the ferries go by, or simply admire the scenery and views of the Bay. Nearby, Dolliver Park is fully equipped with a playground and picnic tables beneath a thick canopy of shady trees.
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