Things to Do in Sausalito 2021

A visit to the amazing Bay Model in Sausalito… and it’s free!

Insider’s Intro to Fun in Sausalito

We’ll make you an expert Sausalito visitor in just a few short minutes!

1 Great Hour to 1 Great Day in Sausalito

Our itineraries give you multiple choices to customize your visit to your tastes

Bike Across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

With links, maps and the safer new route if you continue for more fun in Sausalito

Visit the Houseboats in Sausalito (Free!)

The famous, the infamous, and the history behind them, one of the most popular things to do in Sausalito

Sausalito Dining: Best Views, Best Food

You have almost 70 different dining options here. We rank them for quality, views and more

Visit Muir Woods

A very special side trip to one of America’s greatest National Parks! It’s just 30 minutes north of Sausalito!

Take a Walk on the Bridgeway Promenade (Free!)

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

Calendar of Sausalito Events

Music is playing somewhere in town almost every night and there are lots of things to do in Sausalito

Visit the Bay Model (Amazing & Free!)

Picture the miniature special effects set for an action movie on San Francisco Bay.
Now imagine that it’s filled with real water and its as big as a city block.

See Spectacular Views of the Golden Gate Bridge (Free!)

Most locals don’t even know about many of these spots for one of the most popular things to do in Sausalito!

Visit the Tall Ship built in Sausalito (Free!)

Shhhh… There’s a tall ship hidden at a pier in northern Sausalito

The Record Plant historic site (Free!)

.Prince, Whitney Houston, The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Metallica, Stevie Wonder & Mariah Carey all recorded here

Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge (Free!)

We’ll give you directions, places to park and all the details you need — one of the most popular things to do in Sausalito… or, more accurately, at the southern edge of Sausalito!

Visit Alcatraz

A common shared tour site with Sausalito, & Tips on getting tickets when they’re sold out

Marine Mammal Center (Free!)

Watch how stranded sea lions and seals are nursed back to health to return to the wild

Wine Tasting in Sausalito

Each tasting room has different wines and a different personality — one of visitors’ favorite things to do in Sausalito

Ride the Sausalito Ferry

The boats connect Sausalito to Fisherman’s Wharf and The Ferry Building

“Have a Drink on Sally!” (Free!)

The Sally Stanford Fountain honors our former Mayor, the most famous Madame in the history of San Francisco

Art Galleries in Sausalito

Visiting the mainstream storefronts downtown and the local artists’ private galleries is one of the top things to do in Sausalito for many visitors

Shopping in Sausalito

There are some unique, fun spots that don’t have The Same Old Stuff

Golden Gate Bridge Photo & View Spots (Free!)

Go to the same spots where famous photographers captured their masterpieces

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

Building traditional wooden boats by the Bay

Bay Area Discovery Museum (great for small kids!)

Our world-class kids’ activity center and museum makes this one of the most fun things to do in Sausalito for young families

Point Bonita Lighthouse (Free!)

Beautiful in its own right, and great views of the Golden Gate

Ice House Sausalito Visitor Center & Museum (Free!)

See artifacts from Sausalito’s history and get suggestions from local docents

Sausalito Visitors Kiosk (Free!)

A great first stop when you step off the ferry and you’re looking for fun things to do in Sausalito

Walk on the Sausalito boardwalk from a Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles movie scene (Free!)

Most of the background scenery remains the same, seven decades later!

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

Notice that his fingers never leave his hands!

Sausalito Art Festival

The largest outdoor art festival in North America, held each Labor Day Weekend


More Fun 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 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

Go to the beach for cool fun in Sausalito on a hot day!

See a Super Yacht on the Bay


Fun Near Sausalito

Ride the San Francisco to Sausalito Ferry

Walk from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

Visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center in the GGNRA

Ride a Bike from Sausalito to Tiburon

Go on a kayak excursion




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