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Sausalito is a charming waterfront community just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Because of its Mediterranean flair and breathtaking views, it is often compared to the French Riviera.
A historic town that dates back over 100 years before the California Gold rush, Sausalito now blends the best of old world character and new world amenities. Visitors and residents alike today can stroll along the water and watch the sea lions cavort, rest in the downtown plaza with its splashing fountain, soak up the ambiance in the many open air cafes, browse through the unique boutiques and art galleries, or wander along the bayside marinas.
Sausalito is famous for its houseboat community and its many artist studios, as well as the world-class venue it provides for biking, hiking and boating.
With easy access to the redwood forests in Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, the scenic north coast and wine country, Sausalito is the gateway to some of the most beautiful and sought after destinations in the world. The city also boasts two world renown attractions -- the Bay Model Visitor Center, a 1.5 acre working model of the bay, and the interactive Bay Area Discovery Museum for children. In addition, the city offers a wide range of first-class restaurants, many of which have garnered national awards, as well as five hotels, each with its special brand of charm and hospitality.
Sausalito is easily accessible by car or bus over the Golden Gate Bridge or by ferry from Fisherman's Wharf or the Ferry Building on San Francisco's Embarcadero.