Sausalito Insider’s Guide: 1,000+ Pages

From the creator of the Emmy® Award winning Neverwinter Nights™, a novel with a unique hero, an unlikely love story, and more twists than San Francisco’s Lombard Street.

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I’m passionate about Sausalito, and I love sharing insider tips to save you time and money. This is not a marketing or fan-boy site, which is why we’re the largest and the most-visited Sausalito website in the world. (Scroll down to jump to Main Menu.)

My family first appeared in the Sausalito News in 1905. Three more generations have been born in this area, traveled all over the world, and always come back to the only place that ever felt like home.

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Whenever I see someone here in Sausalito who’s peering at a map, I’ll walk up and offer to help them. Every “Thank you!” makes my day. My friends and I will share the real stories of what to expect here, including:

* Fun things to do & the locals’ favorite places to eat
* Insider tips to save you time, money and aggravation
* Sausalito Ferries (both of them) and Houseboats (lots of them)
* Alcatraz (and when to buy tickets), the Golden Gate Bridge & Muir Woods
* The Dock of the Bay where Otis Redding wrote “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”
* Why Hurricane Gulch is called Hurricane Gulch

2016 Holiday Season in Sausalito: Winterfest, Fireworks & Lighted Boat Parade

Free Downtown Parking! Parties! Music! Gingerbread Houses! Did I mention Free Parking?

Sausalito Ferry Guide

Schedules for both routes & piers and lots of Insider Tips for ferry riders

1 Great Hour to 3 Great Days in Sausalito

We give you multiple choices to customize your visit

Fun Sausalito Activities

A long list of things to do in Sausalito for both visitors and residents, and for adults and kids

Sausalito Restaurants Guide

We share the top places for dinner, lunch and breakfast. Oh, and then there’s brunch, and…

Guide to Sausalito Hotels

Lists for Best Hotel, Most Romantic, Best Views and more

Sausalito Houseboats Guide

Where to find them plus special pages on the most famous and outrageous

An Introduction to Sausalito

The bullet-list of everything you might want to know about Sausalito

Getting to Sausalito

Ferries! Trains! Buses! Bikes! Horses! (Yes, really!)

Parking in Sausalito

We have tips to save you money and hassles

Local Events Calendar

Sausalito Art Festival, 4th of July Fireworks, Blue Angels, Winterfest & more

Muir Woods Visitors Guide

How to visit the most amazing redwood forest you’ll ever see, plus Insider Tips

Golden Gate Bridge Visitors Guide

Where to park, how to bike or walk across the Bridge, plus Insider Secrets

Alcatraz Visitors Guide

With unpublished sources for Alcatraz tickets when they sell out

Angel Island Visitors Guide

Information on routes from Tiburon and San Francisco

Guide to Muir Beach

A unique and historic village anchors the western half of Sausalito’s Zip Code

Sausalito Real Estate

Houseboats and Homes, for Sale and For Rent

Bike Rides in Sausalito

Routes from Mill Valley and Tiburon to the Golden Gate Bridge

Take a Walk on the Bridgeway Promenade

Big views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island and sailboats on the Bay

Guide to Sausalito Neighborhoods

With links to each restaurant, hotel, landmark and destination for each area

The GGNRA and the Marin Headlands

A guide to one of the United States’ most-visited National Parks

Clubs and Night Life

Live music plays almost every night of the week

Sailing in Sausalito

Boat rentals, charters and more


How a BBQ in Hurricane Gulch turned into the largest Sausalito website in the world*

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We’ll customize your ads and placements, not dump you into a random system

* Source:, November, 2016


Our Mission

Gather all the Sausalito information that a visitor or resident might ever need and make it readily available in a well-organized, continually-updated and easy-to-use format.


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