Visitors from all over the world fall in love with the
picturesque, Mediterranean- ambiance of Sausalito and its
waterfront venues and stunning views. Enjoy the world renown
Sausalito ferry ride across the magnificent San Francisco
Bay for a scenic view of our many Bay Areas treasures,
including the Golden Gate Bridge.
Boutiques, street side cafes,
yacht clubs, fine restaurants, shops, galleries, elegant
hotels, the nearby redwoods and wine country, all help
create the friendly yet sophisticated charm of this
beautiful bayside community.
Since its beginning,
Sausalito has been many things to many people. For more than
a century, fully rigged sailing ships have taken shelter
along the waterfront. Visitors today have a unique
opportunity to view some of the historic boats, classic
yachts and sailing vessels in Sausalito’s scenic harbors and
northern region of Sausalito was once a major ship building
site during World War II Liberty ships, tankers, and landing
craft were manufactured in Sausalito. This area, known as
the Marinship, later became a haven for artists, writers and
crafts people who remain today. Their unique and bohemian
lifestyle thrives in this area still, as well as Sausalito’s
colony of floating homes.
Things to do in Sausalito
Artists & Galleries
artist colony, Sausalito has long been famous for its many
working artists and their studios, as well as the Open
Studio Tours they host twice a year. For a truly unique
Sausalito experience, visit over 100 local artists in
residence at the famous
ICB Studios at 480 Gate Five Road and 10 Liberty Ship
Way at the North end of town.
downtown Sausalito, you will also find a collection of
galleries with investment quality fine art and whimsical
offers more than
30 unique boutiques for every taste and fancy. Strolling
along Bridgeway, Princess or Caledonia Street, visitors will
be enchanted by the local shops and the wide range of retail
merchandise. No big chain stores; stress-free shopping as
it's meant to be.
Sausalito offers a wide selection of
first-class restaurants with foods from around the world -
from charming outdoor cafes and bistros to elegant dining on
the waterfront with stunning views. Award-winning
restaurants offer the freshest seafood and innovative
California cuisine. There are over
20 restaurants all within walking distance from the
center of town.
Whether it's an intimate bed & breakfast, a main street
hotel, waterfront inn, or world class resort, you'll find a
lodging options, with all the big city amenities as well
as Sausalito's signature hospitality.
Attractions and Outdoor Activities:
The Bay Model Visitor Center located in the
Marinship area, provides visitors an opportunity to view a
three-dimensional hydraulic model of the
San Francisco Bay and Delta region.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum features hands-on art,
science, environmental and media exhibitions, performances,
special events and ongoing educational curricula for
children of all ages.
out on the bay on a sailboat or charter with
SF Bay Adventures or
Five Stars Yacht or take a nautical adventure with
SF Bay Whale Watching
a bike and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge, hike the
trails in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, take a
leisurely walk and discover the hidden walkways and stairs
in the hills, or just sit and enjoy the waterfront view from
one of the many pretty parks in Sausalito.
For more information and a
Calendar of Events, we encourage you to check out
the Sausalito Chamber website at
www.sausalito.org or visit the Visitor Center &
Historical Exhibit at 780 Bridgeway, Sausalito.
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