Sausalito Things to Do

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    People Watch

    by riorich55 Written Nov 20, 2010

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    I've taken pictures of people in the past, but this year with the number of different cities I've been to on business trips and with this vacation, I've really started to take more and more pictures of people just doing what they do: playing, walking the dog, having a cup of coffee, etc.

    I know there are some who say this type of photography is invasive, but I'm just trying to get a feel for what these people are thinking or doing. Any pictures which I think show somebody in a bad light I will delete.

    Anyway here are a couple of shots from Sausalito of People.

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    Mountain Bike, Kayak, Hike Tour

    by stokedsf123 Written Sep 29, 2009

    Stoked SF is an Adventure Tour Guide service located in Sausalito, CA. Stoked SF offers Mountain Bike, Kayak, Surf and Hiking Tours in Marin. Everything is provided, all new gear, transportation and local guides that have intimate knowledge of the area.

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  • Adventure Guide: Mountain Bike/Hike/Surf/Kayak

    by stokedsf Written Aug 1, 2009
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    Stoked SF is a local Sausalito Adventure Guide Service that caters to Mountain Biking, Hiking, Surfing and Kayaking. This private Guide service tailors each day adventure to exactly what the clients wants. You are able to blend biking and hiking in order to get the ultimate experience in one day. All skill levels are welcome and only four people per person are permitted to create a intimate Marin adventure. Stoked SF provides everything, new full suspension bikes, new helmets, hydration packs, gloves and local guides that know the area and love to show like minded people their favorite spots.

    Marin is heaven,

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    What you see when u go up stairs in Sausalito?

    by jumpingnorman Written Oct 4, 2008

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    Across the park from the main fountain and two elephant pillars of the Sausalito park, you will see a flight of stairs inviting you to go up...if you want to go up and find out for yourself - STOP! DON'T READ! Otherwise, let me tell what's up there....There's a small road with beautiful residential houses, and then a nice brown house at the left with bay windows which you later realize is a church...and then a tree with super-twisted limbs that is varnished and which (according to a passing lady with a dog) is very very old...kinda eerie looking tree and when we took one of pics, looked like there was a "face"...can you spot it?

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    The Balancing Rocks

    by Gypsystravels Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    Alright, so this sounds a bit strange, but while you are strolling along Bridgeway, stop and take a pic of these balancing rocks. I don't really know much about them, but there is a guy who stands in front of the rocks and I am sure he is the guy who is balancing these rocks. Just ask him, there were too many people for me to want to know, but I took a pic anyway.

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    The Former Sausolito Hotel

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Once the Sausalito Hotel, now the Hotel Sausalito

    This interesting contribution to Sausalito's historic district was the Sausalito Hotel, constructed in 1915. Notice the roofline, which is in the mission-revival style.

    As preparations were made to build it, the Sausalito News announced "to be built at a cost of $35,000 in building and finishes if saloon license is issued".

    Now operating as the Hotel Sausalito, a stylish boutique hotel across from Plaza Vina Del Mar, has sixteen "well appointed rooms and suites" and is perfectly located to enjoy the best activities this area offers! It is said that the hotel's decor "conjures up images evocative of the French Riviera".

    Napa Valley artist, Kelleen Sullivan enhanced the historic beauty of the hotel with her paintings, which mirror those of Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.

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    Getting Around Sausalito

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    People had no qualms about jumping on their bikes and pedaling through the streets of Sausalito or San Francisco. The hills would be a challenge for me, I'm sure!

    We noticed several bike rentals while we were visiting the area. Locals and visitors alike seemed to appreciate this mode of transportation.

    It's easier to become less dependent on your car in this part of California. Using bikes, yes, but there is also the trolley, cable car, pedicab, taxi, bus and boat...and even a horse and carriage.

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    Tribute to a Sister City

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Two large elephant sculptures stand at either side of Plaza Vina Del Mar, seemingly watching over those who come to enjoy the small park.

    These statues appeared at the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, along with the beautiful fountain at the center of the plaza. The guardian elephants were designed by McKim, Meade & White and given to Sausalito by William B. Faville.

    The plaque on the base reads: March 5, 1960 This is dedicated to our sister city, Vina Del Mar, Chile. We were amused to see this, because we've been to Vina Del Mar, Chile, which is a neighbor of Valparaiso and a very lovely town.

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    Spanish Steps?????

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    The Steps at Excelsior Lane

    These are NOT Sausalito's answer to the Spanish Steps, but are part of Excelsior Lane, located across the street from the Vina Del Mar Plaza.

    If you'd like an incomparable view of the Bay, this is the place you need to be with camera in hand! However, Sausalito itself is a charming town!

    We enjoyed walking along the streets accented by ceramic planters spilling over with flowers and pots of cascading bouquets hanging from doorways and lamp posts.

    The historic district has many fine buildings still being used today as shops, restaurants or businesses.

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    Meet Me At The Fountain

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Plaza Vina Del Mar

    Plaza Vina Del Mar is a convenient meeting place for visitors or for locals. As you walk from the Bay, it sits at a corner along Bridgeway Avenue.

    People bide their time here, taking a break from shopping or just to enjoy an ice cream cone while planning out their visit.

    This fountain originally made its appearance at the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition. It was designed by William B. Faville of Bliss & Faville. It sits on land given to the city by North Shore Railroad in 1904.

    In 1977, the fountain received new life when it was completely recast and restored through private resident donations. It was rededicated in 1978 and is part of the historic district of Sausalito. The plaza welcomes one and all to this great Bayside town.

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    The Becker Residence

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Leaving Bridgeway Avenue, we followed a sidewalk up the hill. After a few minutes, we glimpsed this appealing little home whose veranda overlooks a lovely flower garden.

    Currently, it is an art gallery where an artist couple displays their oil paintings for sale.

    This residence was originally built for Christopher H. Becker in 1894. I read that residents remember a small plaque at the entrance of this house written in German saying, "Small But Mine".

    Mr. Becker was a business man who owned a stationery store and was a political figure about town. The Becker Building remains at 664 Bridgeway.

    Sausolito's family doctor, C.F. Larsen, who treated the citizens of the town for many years lived here at one time.

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    A Pretty Town--Sausalito

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 30, 2007

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    The streets of Sausalito

    These two buildings constructed around 1894, are considered to be in the Eastlake Style, although they are somewhat different from each other. The square bays, false fronts and bracketed hoods are all characteristic of this period.

    In the light colored building to the left, a cigar store and barbershop occupied the lower level, while flats and a saloon were on the second floor in the early 1900's.

    Now, it has been transformed to reflect the 1940's Mission style, with stucco finish and hooded bays (on left), while the second building (right), retains more of the Eastlake influence.

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    Get a bike ...

    by rafgys Written Nov 19, 2006

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    the view from Sausalito's coast

    Sausalito is a very small town in the northern peninsula of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a beautiful place built in the hill with the bay at its feet. The streets are steep and the whole scenery is breath-taking. You can perfectly see San Francisco’s downtown across the bay, the Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge in the back.

    The best way to get there is by getting a bike in San Francisco and riding it all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge and then down the hills. That was one of the best thing I did San Francisco; and the views from the bridge, or going down the hill, or even from Sausalito are ‘wooow’. It’s unbelievable beautiful!!

    If you don’t want to ride the bike back to San Francisco, you can always take the ferry.

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    Once A sleepy fishing Village

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    The bayside town was once a quiet fishing village but today things have changed and become a lot more touristy. If you don’t have a car while in San Fran, take a ferry ride over to Sausalito and treat yourself to some great views of the bay.

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    Not quite Saulsalito but.....

    by littlesam1 Updated Sep 9, 2005

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    Sausalito is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This allows you a wonderful photo opportunity on your return trip of the Golden Gate Bridge. That is if its not too foggy. Visiting here in late July seems to be the perfect time for beautiful fog pictures!

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