Discover the Hidden Gem of Larkspur, California
When you need to get away from it all, Larkspur is the perfect city to discover. Located just North of San Francisco, Larkspur, with it's world-class dining and turn-of-the-century feel, is the perfect example of a great escape close to home.
Golden Gate Ferry at Larkspur Landing
Take a Day Trip to the City on the Larkspur Ferry
Northern California has something for everyone from sports, culture, shopping, and history, and the area's natural beauty begs to be explored from the water to the mountain tops.
Golden Gate Ferry: Ferry service operates daily from Larkspur - San Francisco.
Golden Gate Bridge is one of the "seven wonders of the modern world," and this architectural icon is San Francisco's most popular landmark. The single-suspension roadway spans 1.7 miles from San Fran to the Marin headlands and features a pedestrian walkway.
Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) Come catch MLB's San Francisco Giants on their home turf. There is even an Oracle Park Ferry! Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour for the opportunity to catch batting practice before the game.
Levi's Stadium is "the most high-tech stadium in the world" and home to the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, as well as a museum and steakhouse.
Skywalker Ranch: A short drive away is Sykwalker ranch, home to Lucasfilm, which is among the world's leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.
Hiking for all levels is offered in the area as San Francisco boasts being the 5th fittest city in the country.
Marin Country Mart
Muir Woods National Monument
Plan your visit to Muir Woods National Monument and explore the Redwood Forest. Immerse yourself in nature from trees that range from 400 to 800 years old with heights up to 250 feet. Walk the flat easy trails that loop around the park or challenge yourself with an adventurous hike. It is strongly recommended taking public transportation to Muir Woods during the peak spring and summer seasons. Entrance fee is $15 (free for children ages 15 and under) and reservations are required.
Marin Country Mart
Visit the Marin Country Mart
The Marin Country Mart is an unanchored, open-air, modern village in Larkspur Landing. The mart features independent shops, artisanal organic eateries, and family-friendly events year round.
The mart is located between the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and the new SMART Train Station. This dog-friendly mart has complimentary parking and is home to a number of boutiques, fitness facilities, eateries, and shopping that the whole family will enjoy.
Beaches Near Larkspur Landing
Beaches To Explore
Get off the beaten path and adventure on the coast.
Stinson Beach: With opportunities for volleyball, hiking, picnicking, fishing, or surfing, people continue to visit Stinson Beach to escape from the frantic pace of everyday life.
Keller Beach: The wide sandy Keller Beach provides beautiful views across the bay, numerous picnic areas, benches, and BBQ pits.
Get Outside and Explore Our Parks
Adventure is Out There
Plan on spending a few hours in our area parks exploring the trails or particular points of interests. If time permits consider a longer hike, relax in Golden Gate, or consider attending a ranger-led program to learn more about these special places.
Muir Woods National Monument: Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape.
Mount Tamalpais State Park: Just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais State Park rises majestically from the heart of Marin County. The park offers superlative hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching. Up top, on most weekends volunteers at the East Peak Visitor Center provide information, sell merchandise and snacks.
Nearby San Francisco Area Airports
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 9.5 miles away with an estimated taxi fare of $50 (one way)
- Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 23 miles away with an estimated taxi fare of $75 (one way)
- Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is 28 miles away with an estimated taxi fare of $105 (one way)