Sausalito is a seaside town directly across from San Francisco with amazing views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The town is full of artists and continues to have a laid back 1960’s vibe.A favorite Sausalito activity is bike riding across the Golden Gate Bridge. Reward yourself with a treat at the Sausalito Bakery and Café upon return, sit on the patio and gaze out at the Bay. Be sure to make a stop at Yee Tock Chee Park for a photo of the San Francisco Bay.Sausalito is famous for its houseboats. There are over 500 houseboats in 5 floating dock neighborhoods to explore. Some are whimsical, some artistic, some look as though they will fall apart at any moment.Have lunch at Napa Valley Burger Company with a glass of California wine on tap or grab a picnic table and have lunch in the Marina at Fish.Spend the afternoon souvenir shopping along Bridgeway and stop for ice cream at Lapperts. Stop in Bacchus and Venus Wine Bar for a tasting and browse the art gallery. Continue browsing Sausalito’s art galleries on Caledonia Street.Take a walk along the Marina’s boardwalk and lust the yachts at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Stop for a cocktail on the deck of the Trident or spend the evening at No Name Bar listening to live music with the locals.
Grab the shuttle to Muir Woods or go for a hike at Marin Headlands and take the stairs to Black Sands Beach for stunning views of the coastline and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sausalito is 10 miles north of San Francisco. It is easy to reach by ferry from the Ferry Building or Pier 41. Consider taking a day tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito. The tour begins at Muir Woods in the morning and transfers you to Sausalito in the early afternoon. You can choose to return to the city by bus or by ferry.
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