Sausalito is a charming waterfront community located on the southeastern tip of Marin just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Because of its Mediterranean flair and breathtaking views, it is often compared to the French Riviera and arts of Italy.
This unique European style city with its old world charm has long been a popular visitor destination, known worldwide for its natural beauty, its incomparable arts community, the variety of unique shops and restaurants, and its easy accessibility from San Francisco by bridge and ferry. Sausalito offers the most spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay. There are also some wonderful restaurants along the bay. The best views in the county can be found at any of the waterfront restaurants in downtown Sausalito!
Stroll along the water and watch the sea lions cavort, rest in the plaza, listen to the splashing fountain, soak up the ambiance in the many open air cafes, browse through the unique boutiques, or wander through the marinas. You can visit the Bay Model Visitor Center, a 1.5 acre working model of the bay, Sausalito’s famous houseboat community, or the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which contains interactive displays for kids of all ages. There are many well groomed hiking and biking trails, as well as easy access to Muir Woods and Mt Tam.
Population: 7,061 (approx)
Distance to San Francisco / Golden Gate Bridge: 3 – 6 miles
Commuters can also take the ferry from Sausalito to downtown San Francisco.