• Things to Do in Sausalito

    There are endless things to do in Sausalito, whether you want to bike, hike, sail, shop or even just sit, eat and drink by the Bay–Sausalito has it all!

    Stop in to our Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, located at the Sausalito Ferry Landing. Visitor Information and Referrals for all your activities and dining while visiting Sausalito.

  • Summer has rolled in with Karl the Fog Sausalito! Summer has rolled in with Karl the Fog Sausalito!

    Summer in Sausalito is a truly magical experience, where the stunning coastal beauty shines brightly under the California sun. As the days grow longer, the charming town comes alive with vibrant energy and endless possibilities. Picture-perfect views of the bay are complemented by the light and airy presence of Karl the Fog, weaving through the hills and adding a touch of mystery to the sun-soaked adventures. Whether you're indulging in delicious coastal cuisine, exploring unique shops on Caledonia Street, or discovering the artistic treasures on Bridgeway and Princess Street, Sausalito offers a captivating blend of natural splendor and cultural richness that makes it the ultimate summer getaway.

    1. Hiking in Marin Headlands: Explore the scenic trails of Marin Headlands, located near Sausalito. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, rugged coastline, and diverse flora and fauna. Popular trails include the Coastal Trail and Tennessee Valley Trail.

    2. Bay Cruise: Take a bay cruise from Sausalito to enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline. Many cruise companies offer narrated tours that provide insights into the bay's history and landmarks.

    3. Art Walks and Galleries: While the Sausalito Art Festival may not be happening, you can still explore art galleries and studios in the area. Discover a wide range of art styles, from contemporary to traditional, and meet local artists showcasing their works.

    4. Historic Tours: Join guided tours to learn about Sausalito's rich history and architectural landmarks. Visit sites like the Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito Historical Society exhibits, and the World War II-era Marinship shipyards.

    5. Waterfront Dining: Enjoy waterfront dining at Sausalito's restaurants, many of which offer outdoor seating with stunning bay views. Indulge in fresh seafood, California cuisine, and international flavors while soaking in the coastal atmosphere.

    6. Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Rent kayaks or paddleboards and explore Richardson Bay and nearby waterways. Experience the tranquility of paddling on the water while admiring the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

    7. Wine Tasting: Sample a variety of wines, enjoy tours, and learn about the winemaking process in the region right her in Sausalito, then take your base knowledge and head to the vineyards in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties.

    8. Live Music and Performances: Check out local venues for live music performances, theater shows, and cultural events. From intimate concerts to outdoor performances, Sausalito offers a range of entertainment options for music and art enthusiasts.

    These activities offer a mix of outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, culinary delights, and entertainment, making Sausalito a charming destination to visit during the summer season.

  • Stop in the Visitor Center Stop in the Visitor Center

    Make the Sausalito Visitor Center your first stop when you Visit Sausalito!

    Our You'll find everything you need in one location to make the most of your visit including helpful referrals, tips on what to do and help getting around. Our partners The Tour Store and Golden Gate Ferry are always great resources to making your stay magical.

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  • What Visitors are Saying


  • We talked with Patricia at the Visitor Info Desk by the ferry ... she’s better than google! She helped us figure out the best way for our family to do the Golden Gate Bridge—Thank you!

    Kristina L. – Atlanta, GA


    “After cycling from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge we free-wheeled it down to Sausalito. It is a beautiful town with fantastic views over San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz and the city. Loads of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops to visit and it is definitely worth the visit. It made for a great day out and was one of the highlights of our trip!”

    Jaco J.  – United Kingdom


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  • Plan your Visit! Plan your Visit!

    Visitor Guide

    The 2023-2024 Sausalito Visitor Guide is now available on newstands and for online viewing.


    Visitor Map

    Plan your trip in advance by visiting our map designed by cartoonist Phil Frank.


    2 Hours or 2 Days in Sausalito

    Plan your trip to Sausalito in advance! Whether you are coming for a 'two hours' or a 'two days'—there's lots to and see!


    Photo Opportunities

    Where's the best place to visit for the iconic Sausalito photo?


    Sausalito History Walk

    Insider walking tour guide of the historic downtown district of Sausalito, California.


    Heritage Walking Tour Guidebook

    The Sausalito Portuguese Hall has created a self-guided walking tour through Sausalito and its surroundings that features structures and locations with a connection with Sausalito’s long Portuguese-American history.