To me, Sausalito is a perfect blend of ocean and shore with something for everyone, whether they be "day-tripping tourists", occasional visitors or locals who live there. From the City of Sausalito website: "yacht harbors thick with white masts, restaurants and hotels built out over the water, unique shops, original art galleries, and grand promenades with San Francisco views."
There are several hotels, a wide range of first-class restaurants and a long cement walk along the waterfront where one can listen to the barking sea lions or the sounds of the water of San Francisco Bay as it laps against the rocks along the shore. Or one can go inland and enjoy myriad opportunities for shopping. And there are the ever-present hikers and bikers, making their way to the hiking and biking trails. Sausalito also is very close to Muir Woods and Mt. Tam (Mt. Tamalpais) with its redwood groves and oak woodlands and spectacular views from the 2,571-foot peak there. On a clear day, visitors can even see -- among other things --the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea.
Tastes and Tours In Sausalito
A Morning in Sausalito
Consisting of some indescribably delicious Eggs Benedict at a marvelous hotel called the Miramar, up on the hill and overlooking the bay, it was a scene almost right out of a movie... Read more