Sausalito

Drawing tourists from around the globe, Sausalito is as much a residential haven as it is a visitors’ destination. The picturesque hillside homes dip into a small, bustling downtown and historic boat-house community. “Keep Sausalito salty,” echoes a local sentiment of a beloved rough-around-the-edges seaman defending his community from those that threaten the community vibe. Salty or otherwise, residents of Sausalito can enjoy pancakes and milkshakes at Fred’s communal seating café, kayak or paddle along the shore of the protected bay, and head to Bar Bocce for a beachside happy hour or bite to eat. Popular seafood dinner spots include the Spinnaker, Scoma’s, and Trident bar and restaurants, all with impressive water views. Sausalito is just a short drive or bike ride to the Golden Gate Bridge or ferry ride across the Bay into San Francisco.