Sausalito Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (42)
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness+ 1Feb 27, 2014
Taking the ferry to Sausalito is the perfect way to escape the city for a day. It's a straightforward and scenic journey. I took the MUNI to Embarcadero station and walked to the Ferry Building. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Ferry Building has an outdoor craft market in front, with people selling a range of things from jewelry to paintings to wooden carvings. I walked through the market and found the ferry terminal in the back. A Clipper Card gets you a discounted ticket, so I recommend buying one before at Embarcadero. $10.50 roundtrip and I was on my way. As the boat leaves the harbor, the San Francisco skyline grows smaller and smaller. To your left, the newly built Bay Bridge, and to your right, the majestic Golden Gate. If your a tourist, it's a great time to take some snapshots of the Bank of America building and Coit Tower. Arriving in Sausalito is hassle-free, everything in town is in walking distance. Some opt to bike the coast, which is a very scenic route but can be hilly. I walked through town past ice cream shops and bistros and reached Bar Bocce, an open aired bar and restaurant that sits on the water with a Bocce Bar court. I didn't eat but I did get a glass of wine from the variety they had on tap. Thats right, not beer, but wine, was served on tap. My dream come true. Me and a friend wrote our name on the chalkboard to play next. Playing bocce bar on the bay or sitting in the open aired patio is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday. It helped that it was the middle of February and 70 degrees, making it all the more pleasant.
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 3Jan 09, 2014
Delightful little town that we discovered. We had planned to go to Alcatraz but the ferries were suspended. Ended up here instead and didn't regret it. Can't remember the name, but found a very good ice cream parlour here.
- SausalitoMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
Though only 20 minutes away from the city, Sausalito feels like it's a whole different world. Sailboats bob up and down in the sparkling water while tourists and locals alike linger on the main drag -- drinking coffee, sipping wine or chatting. I, too, settled in to the outdoor deck of the cafe, coffee in hand, watching boats drift through the marina and feeling the wind tousle my hair. Even though I only spent 2 hours there, I felt completely rejuvenated by the time I returned home.
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 17, 2013
Tricky part about Half Moon Bay is the fact that it can get pretty foggy. Sausalito is close to the Golden Gate Bridge If you are planning to check out GG, make sure to stop by this area. Great places to eat, shop and walk around
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Apr 28, 2013
If you have time (and the weather is nice) you can grab a quick ferry boat from the Ferry Building/Market and cross the bay. The ride doubles as a scenic tour boat ride, just without the price tag, and you'll pass Alcatraz and see both of the famous bridges. Once you arrive, stroll around the upscale neighborhood, sample fine ice cream, window shop (lots of fancy clothes and jewelry), and enjoy a drink while soaking in the panoramic views of San Francisco across the water. You could do this in a couple of hours and still make it back to the city for dinner. Sausalito is a really great way to step back, seeing the entire city from afar.
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