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Larkspur’s Magnolia Street
An afternoon spent on this main drag feels like a return to simpler times, only better. First up, step into Swing where kids have their pick of the sweetest getups in town. Right now, the summer gear’s on sale, so hit up the racks on the sidewalk and in the back of the store, everything is 75% off (Ave Blu denim marked from $52 to $13, Kingsley tees are $9). Then fuel up with one of Pizzeria Picco’s thin-crust delicacies-but save room for their Straus Creamery soft-serve, which we love drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt (DQ, eat your heart out). Or enjoy an early dinner at Yankee Pier which boasts a sandbox for the kids. Have some treats-to-go from the enormous display case at Emporio Rulli and bring them to Dolliver Park (known to locals as “Dark Park” for its towering redwoods that keep it cool and shaded) for an impromptu picnic.

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More to Explore (with kiddies in tow):

Solano Ave, Part 1

Solano Ave, Part 2

Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park

the Presidio and Crissy Field

Farmer’s Market & China Camp State Park

Marin Organic, U-Pick

Elmwood

Presidio Heights

Lakeshore

Larkspur’s Magnolia Street

Mt Tam and the West Point Inn

San Francisco’s Bernal Heights

Berkeley’s Fourth Street