Having fun in and around Sausalito
Dining • Shopping • Art Galleries • Cultural Events • Museums • Theater
Sailing • Water Sports • Road and Mountain Bicycling • Hiking • Beaches
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge • Ferry to San Francisco
Dining in Sausalito:
Discover wonderful dining steps from the Gables Inn. Sausalito’s restaurants offer diverse fare, friendly service, and beautiful bay views.
Hiking, Beaches and more: Exploring Beautiful Marin
Angel Island State Park: In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. MORE
Audubon Canyon Ranch: Preserves properties as sanctuaries for native plants and animals, educates children about protecting the environment, trains adults to participate in the education program, and conducts conservation.
Stinson Beach: A 30-minute drive along Hwy 1 and a great place for barbecue oysters. Stinson Beach is a three mile stretch of white sand and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Mt. Tamalpais: This is where mountain biking originated. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands (25 miles out to sea), the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills, and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On occasion, the Sierra Nevada’s snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away!
Golden Gate National Recreation Area: The Marin areas of GGNRA offer a vast expanse of wild and open terrain – rolling hills; small coves, large beaches and rocky coastal cliffs; and redwood valleys. Included in the GGNRA are the Marin Headlands, Kirby Beach, Fort Baker, Rodeo Beach, Muir Beach, Marin Headlands.
Muir Woods National Monument: The best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world … according to John Muir. Click here to learn more or click here for some pictures. MORE
Point Reyes National Seashore: Contains unique elements of biological and historical interest in a spectacularly scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges.
California State Historical Landmarks
The First Sawmill in Marin (located in Mill Valley).
The Oldest House North of San Francisco Bay (north of Novato).
The Mission San Rafael Archangel (in San Rafael) and the site of the Lighter China Camp State Park: Located on San Pablo Bay, visitors can enjoy wildlife-watching, hiking, swimming, boating, and windsurfing.
Touring On the Water
Please visit the following links to learn about water sports and tours:
Sunset Cruises: www.sanfrancisco.com and www.sanfranciscotours.com
Sail SF Bay: www.sailsfbay.com
Club Nautique: www.clubnautique.net
Bay Area Discovery Museum – Fort Baker (North of the Golden Gate Bridge) – An interactive learning center for young people to discover through play. A crawl-through underwater sea tunnel and life-size discovery boat are among the exhibits that aid visitors in discovering the natural wonders of the San Francisco Bay.
The Exploratorium – Geared towards those with a zest for learning, these interactive programs are suitable for young people, parents, and school groups. MORE
Marine Mammal Center – MORE
California Academy of Science – MORE
Tiburon: This fascinating town is on the water and features art galleries, ferry service to Angel Island, boardwalks along the sea – with grand views of San Francisco. Belvedere Island, near Tiburon, boasts some of the most expensive homes in Marin.
Nearby Mill Valley: Six miles from The Gables Inn Sausalito, Mill Valley is popular for its boutique shopping, cafes, located at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais. The town square centers around a former railroad depot. Excellent walking village with over 50 stores, antique shops, bookstores, boutiques and galleries.
Exploring the Wine Country
Spend the day touring the wine country. Local tours leave Sausalito for a short 45-minute drive north to the vineyards. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride, hop on the Wine Train or enjoy the mud baths of Calistoga.
Links are provided for your convenience. Most tours and providers are reputable, however, Gables Inn does not guarantee or endorse the services listed here.