Sausalito Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (42 Reviews)
- SausalitoAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersJul 05, 2012
A gorgeous seaside town with, dare I say it, a picturesque waterfront promenade along the bay. Backed by hills and flanked by the sea, Sausalito is known for its prominent houseboat community, and delicious seafood. Dine at a waterfront restaurant at sunset and revel in its luxurious charm.
- SausalitoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Sausalito is where I always want to go when I'm feeling down, but once I get there I have no purpose for it. When I was unemployed, I walked there from Pacific Heights. It's a trek I constantly recall at parties in an effort to show that, yes, I once walked farther than you at some point in my life, because, you know, that's what girls dig. Anyway, I remember how the sun hit the tan houses, bringing to mind images of artist depictions of Tuscany. But though the waterfront is quite pretty and the shops unique, I never find anything I want to do once I get there. To me, Sausalito is an idea of home. Not my home, but home in general. I want to go there and feel it, but it feels foreign to me once I arrive. I get lost at my destination. It's beautiful, nonetheless.
- SausalitoJul 04, 2012
Sausalito is a beautiful escape from San Francisco, just a quick 30-minute ferry ride from the Ferry Building in the city. The ferry ride gives you a great view of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the SF skyline. Sausalito is a great place for shopping, eating and checking out art. I lucked out and was there during the Sausalito Art Festival, which I highly recommend you check out next year. It was over Labor Day Weekend in 2011. Tons of live music, good festival food, and most importantly, incredible art (very expensive) from a variety of talented artists from across the country.
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Sure, there are hordes of tourists thronging Bridgeway (the main drag) on weekends and in the summer. Yes, there are cheesy t-shirt shops and the godforsaken tourist-trap pan flute bands next to the ferry. But I don't care. I have loved Sausalito since I first worked there in the late '90s. You don't even need a car to visit, as the ferry ride from the city means half the fun of Sausalito is in the getting there and away. Plus, the views of San Francisco, the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge are unbeatable.
Here's the key: get off Bridgeway. Check out my Sausalito passport page for my favorite off-the-beaten-path places -- Sushi Ran, Cavallo Point, Le Garage. Some aren't walkable, but it's worth it to take a taxi.
- SausalitoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 04, 2012
Sausalito is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and watch the sunset and the view of the bay area.
It is right across the Golden Gate bridge, so you can get there either by crossing the bridge or by taking the ferry at the Ferry Building.
I won't give any specific advice here, just walk all the way down both sides of the central square watching the view, admiring the houses you wanted to live in, visit the galleries and the shops, make a stop at a coffee shop and walk around the marina.
It's like taking a relaxing break from your trip to SF.
- SausalitoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 04, 2012
Really beautiful place with lots of nice stores, restaurants and places to just seat and enjoy the view.
If you are into biking, you can bike from San Francisco, crossing the Golden Gate bridge... it's a really nice ride.
- SausalitoJul 04, 2012
Sausalito is where I enjoy taking mini weekend get-a-ways or take relaxing day trips at. The romantic and charming downtown is a great place to wind down and enjoy a nice walk alongside the waters, while enjoying the views of San Francisco. There are plenty of little boutiques, solid restaurants, and nice bed & breakfasts to be found in Sausalito!
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