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Next Neighborhood South: Bridgeway Promenade
This is one of a series of pages on each of Sausalito's Neighborhoods, with links to Restaurants, Hotels, Bus Stops and Activities in each area. Click here to return to the Neighborhoods Index.
The central downtown area near the Ferry Pier is the area in Sausalito that is familiar to most visitors. For Ferry riders this is where they embark and disembark. For visitors who drive it's the location for most of the large City parking lots. The stone elephants and fountain in Viña del Mar Park are famous symbols of the city.
This area is home to some of our best restaurants (and some of our least remarkable ones as well) as well as four unique hotels. Along with the Bridgeway Promenade just to the south this area offers some of Sausalito's best views. The Ferry neighborhood runs along Bridgeway from Caledonia St. in the north (Point A on the map below) to Princess St. (Point B).
See the bottom of the page for a street scene from 1925 and an aerial view of the area in 1965.
|Alley Art and Bar (Wine Tasting)|
|Bacchus and Venus (Wine Tasting)
|Cafe Tutti (Coffee)
|Fish and Chips of Sausalito (Fish and Chips)
|Hamburgers (Flame Grill)
|Lappert's Ice Cream (Ice Cream)|
|Napa Valley Burger Co. (American)|
|No Name Bar (Nightly Music)|
|Poggio Trattoria (Italian)|
|Seven Seas (Pizza, Ice Cream, American)|
|The Spinnaker (Seafood)|
|Starbucks (Downtown) (Coffee)|
|Inn Above Tide|
Bus Stops (Click here for more information)
|Anchor at Humboldt (Ferry) -- Served by different lines than most Bridgeway stops|
|Bridgeway at El Portal (HUB -- Southbound)|
|Bridgeway at Bay (HUB -- Northbound)|
|The Crookedest Steps in the World|
|Elephant Statues in Viña del Mar Park|
|The Ice House -- Sausalito Visitor Center|
|Sausalito Ferry Pier|
|Sausalito Yacht Club|
|Taj Mahal Houseboat|
|Viña del Mar Park|
|Viña del Mar Park Fountain|
Google Map Instructions: Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.
The photo below shows downtown Sausalito in the 1920's, looking south from Vina del Mar Park.
The downtown area in Sausalito as it appeared in about 1965, as seen from the air. An old school ferry is moored at center left, the same location served by modern ferries, but this photo dates from the 1941 to 1970 interregnum when no ferries sailed to San Francisco. The large white building in the center is the old Village Fair, now converted into part of the Casa Madrona Hotel and Poggio Trattoria. The Golden Gate Bridge, then less than 30 years old, is at the top.