A passion for historic preservation and the latest shopping and dining trends thrive side-by-side in quaint Larkspur. With its early Queen Anne Victorians, false-front store facades, and beautiful City Hall, it’s easy to see why downtown Larkspur is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Alongside historic buildings such as the Blue Rock Inn and the restored Art Deco Lark Theater, you’ll find fashionable stores and restaurants on downtown’s Magnolia Avenue. Join the fun each September with the annual Wine Stroll. Then be sure to take a fun full-day walking tour of the downtown area by following the Larkspur Loop map!
Just northeast of historic downtown are charming neighborhoods and gathering places in Greenbrae and Kentfield, both unincorporated areas within Larkspur's city limits. Bon Air is Greenbrae's gathering place, with over fifty specialty merchants, family-friendly restaurants and essential services that have been serving the local community for over sixty-five years.
Right where the ferry docks at Larkspur Landing, you’ll find Marin Country Mart, an outstanding open-air shopping and dining destination. Along with its noteworthy collection of appealing boutiques, farm-to-table eateries and convenient services, there are myriad events for adults and children, including Friday Night Jazz and the Folkish Festival series. Marin Country Mart also hosts a Jazz Series on Friday evenings, a Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings, and Off the Grid Food Trucks on Sundays.
From the shopping center, you’re just steps away from the Golden Gate Ferry terminal, a departure point for travelers going from Marin to the San Francisco Ferry Building. The boat ride offers spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Larkspur Chamber of Commerce
City of Larkspur