Right across the Bay from
San Francisco you will find a little European like village
paradise called Sausalito. This village boasts spectacular views
of the city, Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco Bay
area. This is a walking town with plenty of shops, galleries,
cafes, restaurants and waterfront bars. The marina in Sausalito is
home to numerous sail boats and yachts and is a good place to set
down a canoe or kayak to explore the bay.
Sausalito takes its name
for the "little willow" trees (Saucelito) which 18th
century Spanish explorers found growing along its streams. Otis
Redding wrote his hit song "The Dock of the Bay" in
Sausalito, where he had rented a houseboat in late 1960's.
Aside from shops and
galleries be sure to check out the "Bay Model", a
three-dimensional hydraulic model of the San Francisco and Delta
covering over 1.5 acres.