Nestled in the southernmost nook of Marin County, Sausalito is a famous shipbuilding and artistic enclave that overlooks the San Francisco Bay. It’s known for it’s ferry-ride proximity to San Francisco, house boat communities, bike touring and views, but there is so much more that only a local can share. Luckily, I am that local! While I do live in the next town over, my husband takes the Sausalito ferry to work in San Francisco, making it a popular place for me to hang out after I drop him off, or a great dinner spot when I pick him up in the evening.
We have so many restaurants that we return to time and again, places we take visitors, little shopping excursions and activities that we love, so it’s time to share with you Guide to Sausalito! Maybe I’ll even share with you a few of my favorite picture spots ;) Keep in mind most of these pictures are just snapped through an iPhone, collected over years of visiting our favorite spots!
Eat & Drink
I’ve spoken about how often Mr. R and I do date mornings… well this is one of our favorite spots to hit up, whether it’s the weekend or a weekday before work. It’s a no frills breakfast spot with gigantic proportions and delicious pancakes and omelettes. They also serve lunch but the later you arrive the longer you may have to wait to secure a table!
Paddle Board or Kayak the Bay
Take an Art Class
Where to Take Pictures
The Dock Locks
These white cabins are located on the boardwalk across the street from the Casa Madrona hotel, and to the left of the Book Passage. I shoot here all the time for the clean background and the perfect lighting!
The Bank of America Building
The nautical flags on the side of the building spelling out Bank of America are specific, but fun for a more nautical themed outfit! It’s best to shoot here later in the day as the morning light is a bit harsh.
Along the Water’s Edge
The closer side of Sausalito is filled with docks and piers, which makes it hard to get near the water. The far side, past the tourist-y downtown, has an open sidewalk along the water. Depending on which way you face you can see the homes cascading up the hillside behind you, which feels a lot like Positano!