Take 101 from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito if you are driving. The views are spectacular. This is why I love San Francisco so much, it is absolutely beautiful. With its city sorrounded by natural beauty.
If you are looking to do something a bit different than spend your Weekend (or weekday) in San Francisco, why not take the wonderful ferry ride across to Sausalito? The ferry is a wonderful way to see a bit of the San Francisco skyline while enjoying a fun day or afternoon on this wonderful little town.
The Blue and Gold ferry is one of the best ways to get across to Sausalito. Check out their website for more details on schedules and pricing.
If you need to get to Sausalito or like I did... just go back to San Francisco, there are plenty of daily ferries linking both places.
Keep this in mind, some ferries go to the Port of San Francisco at the Pier 1... and some ones go to the Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39 or 41 (I'm not sure).
If you have a bike with you, you can take it on the ferry... that's not a problem.
Those that travel to San Francisco and don't have a rental car have a great option for reaching Sausalito. Two ferry services run continuously between Sausalito and San Francisco. The Golden Gate Ferry runs between downtown at Market Street and the Blue and Gold Ferry runs between Sausalito and Fisherman's Wharf. The Market Street option is a little cheaper and runs on a more consistent schedule.
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I think my very favorite way to get to or from Sausalito is by ferry. For visitors to San Francisco, looking to escape the City for a day (or a few hours), or for cyclists who want to ride TO Sausalito but don't want to try to get back up that long hill to the Bridge, the ferry is a great solution.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the City and the Bay from the water. The SF/Sausalito route drops passengers at the newly refurbished Ferry building, at the end of Market Street and on the Embarcadero. There are many public transit options from that point (pick up a transfer ticket at the Ferry Building.
For schedules and information visit: Golden Gate Ferry
You'll pass right by Alcatraz and Angel Island when you take the ferry to San Francisco from Sausalito. If the Hawaiian Chieftain is out and passes near your ferry, they will likely shoot off their canon towards you. Don't worry -- it's just gunpowder and wadded up newspaper. :-)
A very common site in Sausalito are bicycle riders. Locals and tourists, alike, peddle their way through town. By far, the most common bicycles I see for tourists are from Blazing Saddles. You can rent bikes from them at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, and they will provide you with maps and routes to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, through Sausalito and even to Tiburon, if you should have that much energy. You can then take the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf from Sausalito or Tiburon.
A popular way to travel between Sausalito and San Francisco is the ferry. There are two ferry companies: Golden Gate and Blue and Gold.
Golden Gate goes to the San Francisco Ferry Building, at the base of Market Street. This tends to be the ferry that locals take to commute to and from work, to baseball games, etc.
Blue & Gold ferry goes to Fisherman's Wharf, so is the one that has mostly visitors as passengers.
Either way, it's a great way to travel.
By Ferry - Golden Gate Ferry provides daily ferry service between Larkspur or Sausalito (Marin County) and San Francisco. The Golden Gate (Sausalito) Ferry Terminal is located in downtown Sausalito at Humboldt and Anchor. The Golden Gate (San Francisco) Ferry Terminal is located in San Francisco's Financial District on The Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street, behind the south wing of the San Francisco Ferry Building.
By Car - Sausalito is directly across the Golden Gate Bridge, north of San Francisco off of Highway 101. Take the first exit off of the Golden Gate Bridge. The road winds into the heart of Sausalito.
Ah walking, this has to be one of my favorite ways of seeing a small or large town. Walk along Bridgeway at leisure, stopping along the way to view the pretty shops, great views and many restaurants.
This is the ticket that we bought at Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf .
The cost of the ticket was $7.25 each way
Two people return ticket total cost $29 US
This is one of the Ferries of the Blue & Gold Fleet,and at Pier 41 at the
Fisherman's Wharf you can buy your ticket for this Ferry trip across .
I will show the ticket in the next tip,.
When you take the ferry across the San Francisco Bay, you do get spectacular views! Perhaps you might want a hat or a rubber band for your hair, however. ;-)