Fun Things to Do in Sausalito 2015

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Mid BorderThis page will give you an overview of your trip to Sausalito, with links to the most popular resources on OurSausalito.comMid BorderVisit the majestic old growth redwoods of Muir Woods, located on a mountainside north of Sausalito.  This trip is often bundled with a visit to Sausalito by tour companies.Mid Border Sausalito has live music most nights of the week all year-round, often at multiple venues. Our calendar page has everything from coffee shop troubadours to big annual local events. Mid BorderFamous as an artists' colony, Sausalito has a wide variety of art galleries featuring everything from local artists' work to special exhibits, with paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more.Mid Border Visit the Sausalito houseboats, from the huge Taj Mahal to the repurposed World War II support boats to more recent architectural landmarksMid Border Sausalito has a tremendous variety of shops and stores, including many unique places that attract locals as well as visitorsMid Border The San Francisco Bay and Delta Model is a very large working hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento River Delta, with real water that rises and falls accurately to reflect tides and other forces on the Bay. Mid Border You can easily walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, which links San Francisco and Sausalito, and see majestic views of San Francisco and the rugged California coastMid Border You can rent bikes in San Francisco (or bring your own) and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.  After lunch or a glass of wine you and your bike can take the Ferry back to San Francisco.Mid Border Try any or all of the four wine tasting shops in Sausalito, which each feature a different selection of California vineyards and international labels.Mid Border Tour the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, where master artisans teach students how to build and restore traditional wooden boats using traditional craftsmen's tools and skills.Mid Border One of the leading activity museums for young children in the United States, the Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits and participatory programs.Mid BorderVisit the historic 130-year-old Pt Bonita Lighthouse, perched precariously on a rocky cliff at the entrance to the Golden Gate, and see the City and the Bridge from outside San Francisco Bay.Mid Border Alcatraz is often bundled with Sausalito as part of a tour by travel companies, so we've included a guide to "The Rock" to help you prepare for your visit.Mid Border Our comprehensive guide to every restaurant in Sausalito, with rankings, recommendations, links to menus, parking, and Insider Tips Mid BorderThis restored old railway car turned building holds a fascinating display on Sausalito history Mid BorderIn a big tent in Sausalito a foundation is building a new educational tall ship, and you can see it and even get involved!Mid Border You can visit the exterior (and on rare occasions attend small concerts) at the Record Plant in Sausalito, once one of the most famous music recording studios in the world.Mid BorderThe Sausalito Visitors Kiosk is a great resource for visitors as they arrive on the ferry, or as they park their car or bike downtown.Mid BorderCheck out the major nevents that take place in Sausalito each year, featuring the hugely popular Sausalito Art FestivalMid BorderVisit the Marine Mammal Center, where seals, sea lions and other marine mammals are rescued and nursed back to health.

If you live in the Bay Area you may think of Sausalito as someplace you come for all the great restaurants, to visit the art galleries or to go for a walk or bike ride along the Bay.  There are several other major attractions in or near town that are great places to visit — some with free admission — and this page gives you lots of choices to check out.


More Fun and Things to Do in Sausalito

Go see the famous elephants and fountain in Viña del Mar Park

Have lunch in the places where Rachael Ray shot her TV show

Take a Walk on the Bridgeway Promenade and See the Famous Views

See Bill Dan (if he’s around) balance rocks on the edge of the Bay

Take the kids to a Sausalito playground

Take the Heath Ceramics Factory Tour and see how bowls, plates and tiles are made

Grab a Deli Sandwich, and then Eat it in a Shoreline Park with a Great View

Enjoy a quiet moment at the O’Connell Memorial Bench

Attend the Galilee Harbor Maritime Festival

Go to the beach!

See a Super Yacht on the Bay


Fun Things to Do Near Sausalito

Ride the San Francisco Ferry

Walk from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

Visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center for the GGNRA

Ride a Bike from Sausalito to Tiburon

Go on a kayak excursion



Photo credits:  Crowd by ftchris, accessed 7/12/13;; Bay Model by the tahoe guy, accessed 7/29/13; kids and toys by bgreenlee, accessed 7/30/13; sea lion released by Marine Mammal Center by mikebaird, accessed 8/1/13; houseboats by Allie Caulfield, accessed 7/5/13; bike on bridge by Overgraeme, accessed 7/18/13; plaque bydaveynin, accessed 7/25/13; Sausalito street by rkramer62, accessed 8/1/13; wooden boat by ingridtaylar, accessed 8/3/13; Muir Woods by adamisserlis, accessed 7/28/13; Alcatraz by kashyap_hc, accessed 10/21/13; recording studio by Ralph Daily, accessed 4/2/14; lighthouse by donjd2, accessed 8/3/13.  All other images by