Each year when we visit San Francisco, we like to pick a sunny day and take the ferry from the Ferry Building to Sausalito. The views from the ferry of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge and back to the city are beautiful. In Sausalito we enjoy looking in all the shops, although things are pretty expensive in this touristy town. This year we bought sandwiches from Venice Deli and just sat along the water and had a picnic, always an economical option. Other times we have eaten at the Scoma's branch there or one of the other inviting places. Then back on the ferry for the trip back to SF. Makes for a lovely outing.