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  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Perfectly arranged on a secure little bay harbor, Sausalito is undeniably lovely. Named for the "tiny willows" that once populated the banks of its creeks, it’s a tiny settlement of pretty houses that tumble neatly down a green hillside into a well-heeled downtown. The town is also renowned for its houseboat community, one of the worlds largest and most diverse, ranging from mansions to hippie hovels, all moored along Richardson Bay.

It’s easy to imagine Sausalito as a small seafaring center populated by fisherfolk, as it once was, but there’s no denying that Sausalito today is a fiercely fashionable tourist haven, jam-packed with both junkie souvenir shops and costly boutiques. Much of Sausalito affords uninterrupted views of San Francisco and Angel Island and, due to the ridgeline at its back, fog generally bypasses this charmed spot. A coffee, a quick shopping stroll, and a walk along the bayfront makes for a perfect day trip.

Practical Info

To get to Sausalito by car from San Francisco, take the Alexander Avenue exit (the first exit after the Golden Gate Bridge) and follow the signs into Sausalito. There are five municipal parking lots in town. You can also travel by Golden Gate Transit bus, which runs daily to Sausalito from San Francisco. Get out on the water for a fun and easy method for getting to Sausalito. Golden Gate Ferries operate to and from the San Francisco Ferry Building.

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Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco, San ... 
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Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy a 30-minute narrated seaplane flight over the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County with this all-inclusive package that includes a private tour of Muir ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.22
Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito, San Francisco, Air Tours
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Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Soak up the beauty and colors of this scenic landscape on this unforgettable helicopter tour to Sausalito! This spectacular day trip also includes a ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3-5 hours

From USD $375.00
Romantic Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour over San Francisco, San Francisco, Helicopter Tours
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Romantic Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour over San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Treat yourself and a loved one to the ultimate San Francisco experience — a seaplane flight for two over San Francisco Bay. As you’re flown over the Golden ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $551.25
Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip, San Francisco, Air Tours
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Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2015 Reviews

Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip, San Francisco, Half-day Tours
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 913 Reviews

Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 320 Reviews

Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip, San Francisco, Day ... 
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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 272 Reviews

Treat yourself to a deluxe combination tour containing all of the best that San Francisco has to offer: city tour, the giant redwoods of Muir Woods and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.00
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour from San Francisco Including Optional Bay Cruise, San Francisco, ... 
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour from San Francisco Including Optional Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Take advantage of this 3.5-hour trip through two of California’s best-regarded destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito. Travel across the iconic Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
San Francisco City and Muir Woods Trip with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito, San ... 
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San Francisco City and Muir Woods Trip with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Tour the city of San Francisco and explore famous Muir Woods, home to the world’s largest redwood trees on this small-group tour. Snap photos of places ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $128.00
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito, San Francisco, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge on this scenic San Francisco bike tour, a family-friendly adventure bringing you up close to the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours; bike rental valid for 24 hours

From USD $55.00

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