Welcome to Sausalito
Just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco, Sausalito is a world-renowned travelers destination and an incredible place to call home. A true vacation town with old school charm, Sausalito is where you'll find quality coffee shops, waterfront restaurants, breathtaking views and a laid-back community of locals and visitors strolling the town, biking along the waterfront and heading for open water on a sunny day.
Every home in Sausalito has a million dollar view of the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island, Belvedere Island, Alcatraz and the San Francisco skyline, even when the fog rolls in there's something almost magical about the scenery over a glistening bay. While many think of Sausalito as a tourist mecca, the locals hold the key to unlocking the cities greatest treasures. Restaurants like Fish, Le Garage, Fast Food Francais, Poggio, Sushi Ran and Bar Bocce are some among the best eats with great vibes in all of Marin. Breathtaking hiking and biking trails line almost every street with San Francisco views on the horizon. Hop on the Golden Gate Ferry for a day trip to San Francisco. If water sports are your thing, Sausalito offers over 30 years of expertise kayaking, paddling and boating the bay. There really is nothing better than the Sausalito lifestyle.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Scenic Sausalito has enchanted visitors for decades in part because of the pride that the local residents take in their community and their neighborly care of one another. Sausalito is an active, age-friendly, affluent neighborhood with the majority of residents either over 53 or under 35. It's resort-style living cultivates empty nesters and young, city commuters alike.
Dipping just below highway 101, Sausalito is no more than a ten minute drive to the freeway, 15-20 minutes to downtown San Francisco and 30 minutes to the Bay Bridge for commutes to the East Bay.
Sausalito’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, but unlike warmer inland areas of California, the city is a little windier and chillier because of where it sits on the shore of San Francisco Bay. However, the offshore breezes and daily fog actually protect Sausalito from extreme cold temperatures that inland communities sometimes experience. The results are mild, wet, nearly frostless winters. The reverse is true in summer, when the breezes and fog create cooler temperatures in Sausalito, while inland cities could be sweltering. Average highs in Sausalito are usually in the 60s, with the hottest month of the year being September, with an average high of 70 degrees. Click here to see the current temperature.
The most popular way to get around town by both visitors and residents, while also seeing all the sights, is via bicycle. With bike lanes throughout town, you'll be free to ride pretty much everywhere.
Sausalito is one of the few locations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area that allows hikers to have their pick from an almost infinite variety of trails, views, and difficulty levels in planning a hike. Sausalito is also unique in that it is in such close proximity to many of the most scenic and sought after parks and trails for hikers and trail runners in California, and that all of these hikes are literally available within just a few minutes of the city.
Year round on Sunday's from 10-2pm, Sausalito’s own farmers’ market has been a hit with locals for years and is now available year-round for foodies and shoppers to enjoy the best in Bay Area fresh produce, prepared food, and more! Located just off the waterfront at Dunphy Park, this farmers’ market is a crowd pleaser for locals and the perfect stop-off for visitors coming through town for an afternoon of fun in Sausalito or a ride through the North Bay Area.