HILLSIDE LIVING ON THE BAY
Sausalito offers some the best views of San Francisco that Marin County has to offer. Stroll along the bayfront promenade on a weekend, and you'll hear the languages of visitors who come to Sausalito from all over the world. Tourists come for the Sausalito Art Festival, its hidden walks, its funky houseboat colonies, its seafood, and unforgettable views. But come during a weekday, and you'll likely have it all to yourself.
Sausalito’s Bridgeway is home to pleasant Dunphy Park, while the local library and Studio 333, a warehouse-sized art gallery, are a few blocks away. Food runs the gamut from Sushi Ran to Smitty's Bar -- where the bartender knows you your name and the kitchen serves up a delicious and unpretentious cheeseburger and fries.
Increasingly, Sausalito is home to new media and green-tech entrepreneurs who have traded in the Silicon Valley commute for a walk to headquarters along the Waterfront and Marinship District. Located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito boasts quick access to San Francisco by car, bus, ferry, or bike.
Scenic Sausalito has enchanted visitors for decades in part because of the pride that the local residents take in their community and their neighborly care of one another. Sausalito is an active, age-friendly, affluent neighborhood with the majority of residents either over 53 or under 35. It's resort-style living cultivates empty-nesters and young, city commuters alike.
Truly Mediterranean in its’ climate, Sausalito is cool in the mornings and evenings and sunny in the day. But its’ proximity to water keeps it on the chilly side, so bring layers!
• Downtown SF - approx 25 minutes by ferry or car
• SFO - approx 1hour
• OAK - approx 1 hour 5 minutes
OUTDOORS AND FITNESS
Whether you stroll along the water on Bridgeway Street, or get out on a sailboat to explore the Bay, Sausalito is all about waterfront. But many don’t know that the complex system of trails allow you to head straight out to the ocean via the Marin Headlands. So be it on foot or bicycle, there is plenty to do.
A Marin institution, Heath Ceramics for homemade housewares. You can even book a tour of their studios to learn about the process of this fine ceramic ware. Stroll Caledonia street and pop into Driver’s Market for groceries and local delights.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Sausalito is home to many terrific restaurants. Sushi Ran for outstanding Japanese food, much of which is flown in daily from the Tokyo Fish Market. We love the pizza at San Drino not to mention their Tiramisu! Or sit on the harbor at Fish which offers all sustainably caught, fresh seafood.