How we know Sausalito…
“Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh”
As the story goes, the lyrics for Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding (1967), were written while he was sittin’ on a Sausalito houseboat on the San Francisco Bay. Once you land here you will discover that San Francisco Bay inspires all of us who live or visit here. And today tours of the iconic houseboats are offered and you can even stay overnight on the water and watch the tide roll away. Of course, if you travel to Sausalito by ferry from San Francisco, you’ll be watching the tide up close.
Crisp Chardonnay, crab cakes and oysters, a sunny Sausalito day welcomes you to its village full of clothing boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and restaurants. You will get your fill of fresh seafood at the many restaurants along the waterfront as you dine looking out over San Francisco Bay. The Barrel House Tavernhas great views.
After lunch and taking in the fantastic vistas you can walk along the water in and out of marinas and check out the classic sailboats and yachts. About a mile out from the village you will stumble upon a bocce court on the water at Bar Bocce and further up in Schoonmaker Point Marina a French bistro in a garage – Le Garage. Both are great eateries. You can rent a bicycle and continue to check out houseboats and you might even encounter the Taj Mahal near the bocce court.There are art studios and lots of cozy cafes and the Bay Model Visitors’ Center for a bit of history.
Even if it’s a foggy day, Sausalito is a fun place to play.