– by Ashley Scott.
Welcome, fellow travelers! I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay… in Sausalito!
Once you’ve set foot in Sausalito you’ll also sing along to the lyrics of Rosy & Andres’ song way back in 1975: “My heart goes back to you, oh, Sausalito!”
Sausalito is a picturesque town located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. A scenic drive across the bridge towards Sausalito offers stunning views of the bay and the city skyline. Once in Sausalito, you can explore the charming waterfront district, which is lined with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. You can also take a stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade or visit the Bay Model Visitor Center to learn about the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.
"Getting across San Francisco Bay is as easy as taking to the water. The San Francisco Ferry runs 1-way and round-trip service to both Sausalito and Tiburon. So rather than worry about traffic, you can sit back and relax while savoring incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline."
If you wonder what there is to do in Sausalito, you are in the right place.
If ever you travel to the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and you have time on your hands, this previous shipbuilding center from World War II is worth a visit.
Sausalito is largely bounded by the protected spaces of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Fort Baker.
Take your binoculars for a visit to the beautiful lighthouse with marvelous scenery. You may catch a glimpse of the sea life too! Still actively in operation, this is Sausalito’s secret jewel. The lighthouse was built to help shepherd ships through the treacherous Golden Gate straits.
Cavallo Point is on the border of Sausalito just below the Golden Gate Bridge, in Fort Baker. Fort Baker used to be an army post until the mid-1990s and is located at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
We stayed at Cavallo Point which is the home to some historic lodging buildings and historic commons buildings that were renovated. After that, a few new additions were added to the range to increase lodging capacity.
The setting is less busy than in Sausalito, and it is on the border of the beautiful and quaint Sausalito.
Take a ferry from Pier 33 and tour the infamous Alcatraz Island. From Sausalito, you have a great view of Alcatraz Island which is more than just an abandoned prison. The island is home to the oldest operating lighthouse on USA’s West Coast and features natural rock pools. In addition, the seabird colony consists mostly of western gulls, cormorants, and egrets.
Also, see Alcatraz tours & cruises.
Go on a private Sausalito Waterfront treasure hunt. It’s also a great team-building event for corporates as it is really fun, no stress!
“Treat yourself to a memorable day trip to California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Fill your day with wine tasting, food, history, and culture from this famous wine-growing region. Travel across beautiful Marin County in a luxury SUV for maximum comfort and safety. Door to door service anywhere in Sausalito, your choice of pickup/drop off location and tour time.”
Around three hours drive and you can sit back and relax magnificent views, enjoy great food, and be pampered. Come summer or winter, this is the ultimate getaway near Sausalito. Unwind and relax with free yoga and stargazing activities. With facials and massages, this is also an ideal girls-getaway or mother-daughter getaway destination. In addition, they also have Shamanistic services such as amazing drum ceremonies.
If you’ve been to Sausalito, we’d love to hear from you. Chat with the Travel-and-Home team on FB, share your photos, and tell us what your impression of Sausalito was. Chat to you soon!
I love South America. However, North America has also an undeniable appeal to me. If I have the opportunity, I will go back to Sausalito, California. No doubt about it.
Although we went in February which was winter at best, it was pleasant. That said, I love sightseeing in warmer weather, so I will go back in summer.
From all my travels around California, I met the friendliest people in Sausalito, California.
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