The city of Sausalito is a town known primarily for its stunning waterfront views. Sausalito gets it's name from the little willow trees, “Sausalito” in which Spanish explorers of the 18th century discovered growing along it's streams. There is a quiet, remarkable beauty about this exquisite little town that reminds many of the Mediterranean.
For anyone familiar with Otis Redding, you may be interested to know that his hit “The Dock of the Bay” was written from his rented houseboat while in Sausalito during a point of time when he was in search for some peace and quiet.
What to do in Sausalito?
If your planning on visiting Sausalito, I'm sure you'll be interested to learn about some of the wonderful things to do there aside from marveling at the city's spectacular, picture perfect scenery. Undoubtedly, there plenty to do as well as many laid back activities that surround the beautiful shore. Some of the more popular attractions are:
- The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker, features interactive art and science exhibits which children love. Not only does the museum offer information about the San Francisco Bay, but loads of fun activities, experiments, art projects, mazes and more. There are also workshops, festivals and performances held at the museum at different times of the year.
- Visit the Bay Model Visitor Center. Tour the indoor, three-dimensional model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta, which was actually once used by Army Corps of Engineers to test weather and shore conditions. The exhibits are free of charge and information is available in five different languages. There are also displays that feature San Francisco's Liberty Ships from World War II.
- The popular shopping district, Bridgeway Avenue, is complete with clothing stores, art galleries, souvenir shops and gift shops. There is a rather unconventional vibe that permeates the air here. The streets are flooded with artwork, creative items such as glass sculptures, eccentric clothing and many outdoor cafés and restaurants. Click on the link for more information and a list of Sausalito shops.
There are so many more fun and interesting attractions for you to enjoy. For more ideas, click on Sausalito Attractions
Dining Sausalito Style
One of the best things about dining in Sausalito is that many of the restaurants offer spectacular views. Arriving shortly before sunset to watch the San Francisco lights come up is a sight to behold. With such a wide variety of dining experiences to choose from, there is something to satisfy every craving, hunger and budget. Here is an extensive list of some fantastic Places to Dine in Sausalito
Where to Stay
Shouldn't your stay in Sausalito be just as satisfying as the rest of your trip? There are a few lodging options for you to choose from that may in fact meet all if not more than your expectations. Check out some of the Sausalito Places to Stay.
Getting Around Town
Though anytime is a fine time to visit Sausalito, there isn't a more perfect time than now. Whenever you do decide to visit, be sure to experience all that this breathtaking city has to offer by renting a limousine, classic car, coach or something more practical to fit your needs. You can always catch the Golden Gate Ferry from Embarcadero at Market or Blue and Gold Fleet by Pier 39, but nothing beats the convenience of being able to go wherever you want, whenever want.
Sausalito invites you to come and experience its colorful sanctuary of art and creativity. For nearly 50 years, it has been home of the #1 Art festival in the Nation. The Sausalito Art Festival. Why hesitate? Come join in on the excitement!