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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 floating homes.
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
ICB Studios at 480 Gate Five Road and 10 Liberty Ship
Way at the North end of town.
Sausalito, you will also find a collection of fabulous
galleries 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 are over
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
lodging options, with all the big city amenities as well
as Sausalito's signature hospitality.
Attractions and Outdoor
The Bay Model Visitor Center
located in the
Marinship area, provides visitors an opportunity to view a
three-dimensional hydraulic model of the
San 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 all ages.
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
Calendar of Events, we encourage you to check out the
Sausalito Chamber website at
www.sausalito.org or visit the Visitor Center &
Historical Exhibit at 780 Bridgeway, Sausalito.
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