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Saucy Sausalito

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A travel journal to Sausalito by gosusan

Hawaiian Chieftain Sailing Tours Photo, Sausalito, California More Photos
Quote: Across the Bay from San Francisco, Sausalito is an eclectic waterfront community well worth a weekend visit.

Saucy Sausalito

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Overview

Lady Washington Photo, Sausalito, California
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Sausalito retains a certain aura of history and attitude. A scrappy little settlement that blossomed during the gold rush, this town was never able to become a major port or industrial center like Pittsburg, Vallejo or Richmond. Now primarily a bedroom community for San Francisco, Sausalito is proud of its eclectic heritage and ability to remain a podunk little harbor town. Err, I mean a small but vibrant enclave of arts, culture and history. The restored turn-of-the-century buildings and water views are well worth a role of film, and below are several other ideas for spending time in what was once a collection of seedy bars and other establishments of ill repute: 1) Rent a kayak from Sea Tre...Read More

Sausalito Lodging

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Hotel | "Rent a Houseboat from Sausalito-Lodging"

Sausalito Lodging Photo, Sausalito, California
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Sausalito is famous for its houseboat colony. Originally established and populated by artists, musicians, and writers - including Jean Varda, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, Duke Ellington and Shel Silverstein- it was first grudgingly tolerated and is now too much fixture to ever be removed. The houseboats range from dilapidated shacks that look like they'll sink any moment, to multi story floating palaces. These aquatic homes form the most distinctive neighborhood in Marin. Unfortunately for the tourist, this is a gated community, so you can only see it close up as part of a paid tour, by kayak, or.... ...if you rent a houseboat for your visit! Why stay in a nice but generic hotel if you ca...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2002

Sausalito Lodging
P. O. Box 735
Sausalito, California 94985
(415) 389-1250

Margaritaville

Restaurant

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Margaritaville is a family-style Mexican restaurant. It's built out on a causeway, a bit removed from the rest of Sausalito's eating establishments. Surprisingly, not many restaurants in Sausalito offer outdoor, waterfront seating, but Margaritaville is one of them. (You may want to call in advance, as it's popular.) As you might expect from the name and the location, this is not the sort of place to go for authentic, subtle Mexican fare. Think nachos and "hawaiian" quesadillas, and of course, lots of fruity cocktail drinks. But it does festive fare well, so as long as you are willing to enjoy it for its strengths, then party on. Ole! The food is certainly better than what you get...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2002

Margaritaville
1200 Bridgeway
Sausalito, California 94965
(415) 331-3226

Hawaiian Chieftain Sailing Tours

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Attraction

Hawaiian Chieftain Sailing Tours Photo, Sausalito, California
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Sausalito is the home of the eclectic, the marinaphiles and the history afficianados. So is it any wonder than several tall ships make Sausalito their home port or favorite stopover destination? While the The Ka'iulani, a fore and aft rigged vessel, and the Lady Washington, a favorite guest, can be found here, the Hawaiian Chieftain regularly sets sail in the Bay and welcomes the public aboard. She is a replica of a late 19th century European merchant trader, typical of the craft that plied these waters when San Francisco was a sleepy little town. Adventure Sails and Battle Re-enactments (Fear not, mates, you will not take on a ferry or massive cargo vessel, rather you engage an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2002

Hawaiian Chieftain Sailing Tours
712 Hagara St.
Aberdeen, Washington 98520
(800) 200-5239

Biking Through Sausalito

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Attraction | "Bridges and Ferries, Oh My!"

Biking Through Sausalito Photo, Sausalito, California
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This entry describes a wonderful way to experience part of the natural beauty of Sausalito, San Francisco and the Bay. Maps are provided to give you the basics, but use the one the rental company provides for better accuracy. 1) Start at Adventure Bike Company, near Fisherman's Wharf/North Beach. You can reach them by the MUNI bus 15 or 30. 2) Pedal to the end of Columbus turning left at Jefferson. Once you get to Hyde, keep going straight (Cars have to turn right) to get great views of the Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park. 3) Pedal over Ft. Mason. Yup, it's a little bit of a hill, but it's car free. 4) Keep going along the waterfront. You'll pass Marina Gr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2002

Biking Through Sausalito
968 Columbus Avenue
Sausalito, California

SeaTrek Kayaking

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Attraction | "SeaTrekking Sausalito"

SeaTrek Kayaking Photo, Sausalito, California
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Sea Trek is one of the prominent kayaking outfitters in the Bay Area. I first toured with them at Point Reyes (journal "Don't Miss the Point") but they offer many tours from their home port of Sausalito, for different levels. NOVICE: If you've never kayaked before, fear not that you'll be dragged out into rough waters and either carried to sea or run over by a huge cargo ship. Richardson Bay is calm, shallow, and the perfect place to learn the basics, which will be covered in their "Scenic Sausalito" tour, at $65, with plenty of time to see the town from the water. EXPERIENCED: Sea Trek offers more strenuous jaunts, such as Angel Island crossings or "Paddle the Gate," where guide...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2002

SeaTrek Kayaking
Schoonmaker Point
Sausalito, California 94966
(415) 332-8790

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gosusan
San Francisco, California