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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.
A Brief History
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 marinas.
The 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
Attractions and Things to do in Sausalito
Artists & Galleries
A legendary 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
at 480 Gate Five Road and 10 Liberty Ship Way at the North end
of town. In downtown Sausalito, you will also find a collection
with investment quality fine art and whimsical
Sausalito 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
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 range of
options, with all the big city amenities as well as Sausalito's
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
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
Get 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
Rent 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 current
Calendar of Events,
we encourage you to check out the Sausalito Chamber website at
or visit the Visitor Center &
Historical Exhibit at 780 Bridgeway, Sausalito.
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