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Larkspur has a charming downtown area that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A walk down the brick-lined sidewalks of Magnolia Avenue to the cafes, first-class restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops and you'll sense the history, beauty and culture this small town thrives on. Located in Marin County just north of San Francisco, Larkspur is a town that many people miss as they hurry along busy Highway 101 to San Francisco. However, it's a beautiful little town that makes a quiet spot to stop and relax, dine, shop and play, without the crowds and parking problems of other cities of the Bay Area. There are ten parks in town with everything from horseshoes and hiking to swimming and windsurfing. The Escalle Winery is located at the north end of town and is host to the Marin Scapes Landscape Art Exhibit each year. Larkspur is just a short drive to all of the Marin County attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and Point Reyes National Seashore. The Larkspur Landing offers ferry rides to San Francisco with fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Sausalito and Tiburon. Like all of the cities by the Bay, Larkspur enjoys a temperate, marine climate with mild winters and sunny, dry summers with occasional fog. A light coat or jacket is recommended in the evenings in all seasons.

Surrounding areas: Corte Madera, California (1.1 mi), Ross, California (2.0 mi), San Rafael, California (2.3 mi), Mill Valley, California (2.6 mi), Fairfax, California (4.5 mi), Tiburon, California (5.0 mi), Sausalito, California (6.2 mi)

Larkspur Vacation Rentals

Larkspur Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Corte Madera Inn1815 Redwood HwyCorte Madera, CA (415) 924-1502
Courtyard By Marriott Larkspur Landing2500 Larkspur LNDG CTRLarkspur Landing, CA (415) 925-1800
Howard Johnson Express Inn1595 Casa Buena DrCorte Madera, CA2.0 mi.(415) 924-3570
Travelodge San Rafael865 Francisco Blvd ESan Rafael, CA2.0 mi.(415) 454-9470
Embassy Suites San Rafael Marin Co Conference Ctr101 Mc Innis PkwySan Rafael, CA2.3 mi.(415) 499-9222
Extended Stay Deluxe1775 Francisco BlvdSan Rafael, CA2.3 mi.(415) 451-1887
San Anselmo Inn339 San Anselmo AveSan Anselmo, CA2.8 mi.(415) 455-5366
Villa Inn Motel1600 Lincoln AveSan Rafael, CA3.0 mi.(415) 456-4975
Holiday Inn Express160 Shoreline HwyMill Valley, CA4.2 mi.(415) 332-5700
Acqua Hotel555 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA4.4 mi.(415) 380-0400
Mill Valley/sausalito Travelodge707 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA4.4 mi.(415) 383-0340
Embassy Suites Marin County101 Mcinnis PkwySan Rafael, CA4.5 mi.(415) 499-9222
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel1010 Northgate DrSan Rafael, CA4.8 mi.(415) 479-8800
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa801 BridgewaySausalito, CA6.4 mi.(415) 332-0502
The Inn Above Tide30 El PortalSausalito, CA6.5 mi.(415) 332-9535
Best Western Novato Oaks Inn215 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA7.5 mi.(415) 883-4400
Skylark Motel275 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA7.8 mi.(415) 883-2406
Days Inn Point Richmond915 W Cutting BlvdPoint Richmond, CA8.3 mi.(510) 237-3000
Novato Courtyard By Marriott1400 N Hamilton PkwyNovato, CA8.5 mi.(415) 883-8950
Inn Marin250 Entrada DrNovato, CA8.9 mi.(415) 883-5952
Best Inn2707 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 567-2425
Days Inn Lombard2358 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 922-2010
Deville Motel2599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 346-4664
Marina Motel2576 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 921-9406
Royal Motel2555 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 921-3105
Super 8 Motel2440 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 922-0244
Travelodge At The Presidio2755 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA10.9 mi.(415) 931-8581
Holiday Inn Express2525 San Pablo Dam RdSan Pablo, CA10.9 mi.(510) 965-1900
Argonaut Hotel495 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 563-2800
Chelsea Motor Inn2095 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 563-5600
Cow Hollow Motor Inn And Suites2190 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 921-5800
Sea Captain Motel2322 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 921-4980
Travelodge - Golden Gate2230 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.0 mi.(415) 922-3900
Coventry Motor Inn1901 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.1 mi.(415) 567-1200
Lombard Plaza Hotel2026 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.1 mi.(415) 921-2444
Motel Capri2015 Greenwich StSan Francisco, CA11.1 mi.(415) 346-4667
Ramada Limited Golden Gate1940 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.1 mi.(415) 775-8116
Star Motel1727 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.1 mi.(415) 346-8250
Buena Vista Motor Inn1599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.2 mi.(415) 923-9600
Francisco Bay Motel1501 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA11.2 mi.(415) 474-3030
Bed & Breakfast
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA12.1 mi.(415) 819-2380
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA12.4 mi.(415) 776-5462
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA13.0 mi.(415) 664-6842
Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast485 Brown StNapa, CA27.8 mi.(707) 253-7733

Larkspur Weather & Climate

The Northern Coast of California, including the areas of Stinson Beach, Mill Valley and Point Reyes Station, is a year-round destination, and its climate is as varied as the geography. Summers are mostly dry all over, with frequent low clouds and morning fog along the coast. Winters along the coast are generally mild. Rain occurs most frequently and heavily October-April, with January being the wettest month. The San Francisco Bay Area can be cool and damp in the summer (due to the fog,) which surprises many visitors. However, just a few miles inland the weather is very different with warmer temperatures and more sunshine. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help keep summer from becoming too hot and winters from being too cold.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 40°F 9.60 in. 53°F
February 61°F 43°F 9.10 in. 53°F
March 65°F 44°F 7.05 in. 54°F
April 70°F 45°F 2.56 in. 54°F
May 76°F 48°F 1.20 in. 55°F
June 81°F 52°F 0.24 in. 56°F
July 85°F 53°F 0.01 in. 57°F
August 84°F 53°F 0.12 in. 59°F
September 82°F 52°F 0.50 in. 59°F
October 75°F 49°F 2.33 in. 59°F
November 63°F 45°F 7.47 in. 56°F
December 56°F 40°F 7.29 in. 54°F

Larkspur Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located about 22 miles southeast of Larkspur in Oakland, California, the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located approximately 23 miles south of Larkspur in San Francisco, California, the Napa County airport (APC) located roughly 23 miles northeast of Larkspur in Napa, California, Buchanan Field (CCR) located around 26 miles east of Larkspur in Concord, California, the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located about 29 miles southeast of Larkspur in Hayward, California, and finally the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located approximately 29 miles south of Larkspur in Half Moon Bay, California.

Larkspur Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA17.1 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA18.7 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA24.6 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA27.4 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA46.2 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA51.4 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA69.8 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA71.6 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA72.2 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA83.5 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA27.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA54.2 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA71.6 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA98.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA2.0 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA2.3 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA2.3 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA8.5 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA11.7 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA11.7 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA12.0 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA13.5 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA13.5 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA13.5 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA13.5 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA16.2 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA17.6 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA17.7 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA17.7 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA18.8 mi.
Hiddenbrooke Golf ClubVallejoCA18.8 mi.
Joe Mortara Golf CourseVallejoCA18.8 mi.
Mare Island Golf ClubVallejoCA18.8 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA19.2 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA19.9 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA21.8 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA21.8 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA22.0 mi.
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA24.3 mi.
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA24.3 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA25.8 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA26.3 mi.
Diablo Hills Golf CourseWalnut CreekCA26.5 mi.
Buchanan Fields Golf CourseConcordCA27.3 mi.
State Parks
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA4.3 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA7.8 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA8.5 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA10.8 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA11.3 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA11.7 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA17.5 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA18.9 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA21.6 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA22.7 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA26.1 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA26.4 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA27.1 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA33.2 mi. 
Annadel State ParkCA33.5 mi. 
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA34.5 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA34.9 mi. 
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA6.2 mi.(Children's)
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA8.7 mi.(Art)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA14.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA14.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA14.9 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA14.9 mi.(Art)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA17.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA17.1 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA17.1 mi.(Technology)
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA18.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA19.9 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA19.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA13.0 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA17.1 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA18.7 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA54.2 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA69.8 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA71.6 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA99.0 mi.

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