Larkspur, CA, USA

Larkspur, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 738 vacation rentals near Larkspur. From 406 houses to 114 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Larkspur for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Sightseeing and outdoor fun in Larkspur

Across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, just north of Sausalito, the historic town of Larkspur welcomes visitors who come to explore the forested hillsides, sandy beaches and historic towns in beautiful Marin County. Larkspur vacation rentals range from luxurious contemporary creek-side cottages to comfortable family homes hidden among redwood trees. You can explore the attractive boutiques, historic buildings and farm-to-table restaurants in downtown Larkspur, then hike or bike through flower-filled chaparral and giant redwood forests. Head to the coast at sandy Stinson Beach or charming Sausalito, or catch the ferry to explore the sights and sounds of San Francisco and the Bay area.

Leisurely walks in Larkspur

If you're new to town, get your bearings by taking Larkspur's self-guided walking tour. The stroll takes you past Larkspur's historic buildings, including the impeccably restored movie theater. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice around Larkspur. From hiking under giant redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument to enjoying the white sands and vigorous waves at Stinson Beach, there are plenty of outdoor adventures on the doorstep of your Larkspur vacation rental. Or, hop on the boat at Larkspur Ferry Terminal and you can be soaking up the culture and sightseeing in San Francisco within half an hour.

Larkspur's local attractions

At the headwaters of Larkspur Creek, the Baltimore Canyon preserve offers forested hiking and biking trails and a cascading waterfall. The historic former quarry building also houses a romantic restaurant. Architecture buffs will be rewarded if they make the 15-minute drive north to San Rafael. It's home to the Marin County Civic Center – the largest public project designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A little further north, around 40 miles from Larkspur vacation rentals, you can pick up the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley wine trails and spend a pleasurable afternoon sampling the delights of local wineries and vineyards.

Summer fun in Larkspur

Larkspur enjoys relatively mild winters and pleasant summer temperatures which usually top out in the high 60s. This means a comfortable year-round climate for making the most of all the local hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. During the summer months, the open-air Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre in Tamalpais National Park plays hosts to astronomy nights with lectures by astronomers and space science professionals – a not-to-be-missed thrill if you are staying at your Larkspur vacation rental between April and October. In July, San Rafael's fairgrounds host the Marin County Fair, a weekend of carnival rides, fireworks and family fun celebrating the 4th of July.

Beaches and fabulous forests near Larkspur

Larkspur sits beneath Mount Tamalpais, and its national park features scenic trails under sky-scraping scented redwoods, craggy oak forest and chaparral scrubland. These trails are popular for hiking, picnicking and wildlife watching. On the other side of the park, the hillsides sweep down to the ocean at Stinson Beach, a popular surfing spot and idyllic stretch of white sand that fills with families and beach lovers through the summer months. This western coast is popular for whale-watching excursions. Try the Marin Headlands hiking trails or the beaches of Point Reyes to spot these graceful ocean mammals.