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February 26, 2019

San Francisco Frequently Asked Questions: What Can I Do in Sausalito?

What Can I Do in Sausalito? Nicole from the San Francisco Visitor Information Center answers this week's question.


A question we get a lot at the Visitor Information Center is "What Can I Do in Sausalito?" It's a small, beautiful town on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Sausalito is over the Golden Gate Bridge. You can drive, bike, use a hop-on hop-off tour, or take public transportation to Sausalito. For up-to-date public transit information, head to

Bicycle Rentals

Here are a few of our favorite rental places:
Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours -
Bike & View -
Blazing Saddles -
Parkwide -
Wheel Fun Rentals -
Sports Basement -

What You Can Do in Sausalito

Stop by Salito's for the skillet-roasted cheese bread with chorizo spice. Salito's has been a long-standing part of the Sausalito landscape, dating all the way back to the 1970's. Its legendary patio is perfect for dining al fresco on a gorgeous, blue sky day.

Reserve a table at Salito's

Walk along the bayfront and do a little window shopping. Check out Bacchus & Venus, Paul & Shark and the newest addition to the Book Passage empire (Sausalito location coming soon).

Whale Watching
Take an unforgettable odyssey under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands with SF Bay Whale Watching Tours, a unique marine sanctuary home to endangered whales, white sharks and orcas. Meeting point is at PIER 39, but they do make their way to Sausalito.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain or a bridge builder. Rival Picasso in their Art Studios and explore rotating exhibitions like "Curious George." At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.


Events You Don't Want to Miss

Sausalito Art Festival (in September over Labor Day weekend)
Sausalito’s yearly art festival has been showcasing stars from the contemporary art world since 1952. Browse fine art and crafts along the beautiful bay shore.

Sausalito Floating Homes Tour (in September)
Self-guided tours include access to dozens of the most unique homes in the world; docents are onboard to describe Sausalito’s incredible waterfront style and to answer questions.

Stay tuned for next week's SF FAQ.

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