Last week, Peter and I took the ferry out to Sausalito for a little getaway.  The ferry ride itself was a lot of fun as it was a gorgeous clear day and we were able to see fantastic views of San Francisco, Sausalito, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.  We were also fortunate enough to see the Blue Angels flying over the bay as they were doing test runs for Fleet Week.  Once we arrived in Sausalito, we explored the city, had a wonderful bayside lunch, went to a wine tasting and discovered Shoe Stories of Sausalito, a boutique shoe store on the pier.  It was a nice change of pace from San Francisco and I am looking forward to returning soon.

Some tips if you plan on visiting:

  • Plan on taking the 10am ferry from the ferry building in San Francisco.  Any earlier and most of the shops and restaurants won’t be open yet.
  • Put money on a Clipper Card and tap the card to pay for your ferry ride.  It’s half the price of purchasing a ticket with cash or credit.  (You can also use your clipper card to pay for the cable cars and street cars in San Francisco and then you don’t have to worry about having exact change to pay the fares.  It will be worth it!)  Visit the Clipper Card website to see where you can purchase a card ahead of time and you won’t have to even worry about purchasing a ticket when you go to take the ferry.
  • Sit outside on the ferry.  The views are amazing and you’ll want to take lots of photos.
  • If you want to sit bayside at lunch, we went to The Trident and the food was delicious!  Huge portions and definitely worth the money.
  • If you’re in the market for designer shoes, visit Shoe Stories of Sausalito before returning back to San Francisco.  Yes, the prices are the same as buying the shoes elsewhere, however, the service is top notch and the owner Wayne and his employees make you feel very valued as a customer.

If you’ve been to Sausalito before, I would love some suggestions on what to do on my next visit there!  Please comment or tweet me!






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