Larkspur, a charming city located in Marin County, California, 16 miles north of San Francisco is known for its scenic beauty. The city is blessed with rolling hills, lush vegetation, and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. The historic downtown is a focal point, featuring charming Victorian architecture, boutique shops, and art galleries. Larkspur has preserved much of its historical charm and small-town character.
It is a popular destination for those wanting to explore and enjoy the vibrant community atmosphere. The city boasts several parks, popular amongst hikers and cyclists. Ferries from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal offer convenient transportation to and from San Francisco.
Larkspur’s natural beauty and resources made it an attractive destination for early settlers. In 1851, Charles W. Wright established a settlement in the region and named it “Larkspur” after the abundant wildflowers that grew there. Larkspur soon became an agricultural hub.
Like other small towns in the area, Larkspur experienced significant growth and development with the arrival of the North Pacific Coast Railroad in 1903. The railroad connected Larkspur to San Francisco and the city became an appealing destination for commuters and visitors.