What to Do: Sausalito

Nestled on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, Sausalito is known for its stunning waterfront views, Mediterranean-style architecture and bohemian vibes. The city is home to a thriving artistic community and has long been a haven for artists, writers, and musicians. It’s a great place to explore galleries, artisan shops, and craft studios, or to attend art shows and live performances. Visitors can take a stroll along the waterfront, enjoying the views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline, or rent a bicycle and explore the picturesque streets and neighborhoods. Whether you’re interested in art, history, nature, or simply relaxing by the water, Sausalito is a great place to visit.

Hiking in Sausalito

View from Hill 88

There is no shortage of jaw-dropping hikes to be found in Sausalito. Whether you’re hoofing it to the of Hill 88, or taking in the Bay from Fort Baker via the Bay Trail, you’re sure to leave with plenty of flights climbed and stunning vistas taken in.

Music Venues in Sausalito

No Name Bar

Looking to catch some live music? Sausalito boasts a handful of places to listen to an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from jazz and blues, to flamenco.

The Sausalito Center for the Arts

Sausalito Center for the Arts
Photo: Sausalito Center of the Arts

It only makes sense that a vibrant city the likes of Sausalito would have a hub for artistic ongoings, and as of 2021, it finally does. The Sausalito Center For The Arts was brought to life by an assortment of local organizations including the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, ICB Arts Association and Marin Open Studios, along with dedicated community, business and art leaders who worked together to bring a space to life that is welcome and open to all. 

Paddleboard Yoga at Sea Trek

OnBoardSUP sea trek sausalito
OnBoardSUP at Sea Trek

Challenge yourself with paddleboard yoga — your mat is a stand up paddleboard, and Sausalito’s Richardson Bay is your studio. The sun, wind, water, birds and seals are all participants, and beginners are welcome. At the start of each class, you’ll learn the basics of paddleboarding and then float your way to a yoga class. Participants will be instructed through yoga poses, all the while experiencing the continuous challenge of balancing, the instability created by minor energy and weight shifts, and the focus required to ground while afloat.

Marin Headlands Camping

Kirby Cove courtesy of Ben Davidson

There are not many major cities where you can hike to the ocean’s edge and hear the sea lions, climb mountains for sweeping vistas, descend into flower-filled valleys and still get back in time to go to the city for dinner. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the Marin Headlands has four campgrounds that each offer a distinctive escape.