Often described as a smaller version of Mill Valley, this small town has a charming downtown, a variety of neighborhoods with varying topography and is rooted at the base of Mount Tam.
Often described as a smaller version of Mill Valley, Larkspur has a charming downtown, a variety of neighborhoods with varying topography and is rooted at the base of Mount Tam. The spectacular natural beauty of the scenery in Larkspur provides an enticing backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, bikers and Redwood tree lovers. Larkspur is home to a 193-acre nature preserve called Baltimore Canyon, which features a 30-foot waterfall called Dawn Falls. Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia both owned homes near the Dawn Falls Trail. The downtown has recently experienced a bit of a renaissance with many new stores and restaurant spaces opening up and improvements to the infrastructure proving great curb appeal whilst strolling down Magnolia. There is a dynamic restaurant scene for food lovers who frequent restaurants such as Picco, Emporio Rulli, and the Left Bank Brasserie and there are several places that offer outdoor seating on warm evenings like Perry’s and Roma Antica. The Lark Theater is a popular destination and has been restored to its former art-deco glory and screens first-run films. The new Backstage Wine Bar hosts comedy nights and is busy most evenings serving a variety of delicious wines. The Larkspur library is a popular destination for community events, lectures and social functions. The Country Mart is a great place for family outings. They have farmer’s markets, food trucks, and restaurants like Farm Shop, Shake Shack, and Hog Island. The Larkspur and Corte Madera Creek paths are a great way to spend an afternoon with family on a stroll or a bike ride.