Two weeks ago, we virtually dined at one of the hottest restaurant in Barcelona, Spain. If you missed it, click HERE. Last week, we explored the black napkin restaurant trend. If you missed that, click HERE. This week, we are going to Sausalito, California.
Sausalito is located in Marin County, across the bay from San Francisco. “The community is situated near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and prior to the building of that bridge served as a terminus for rail, car and ferry traffic. Developed rapidly as a shipbuilding center in World War II, the city’s industrial character gave way in postwar years to a reputation as a wealthy and artistic enclave, a picturesque residential community (incorporating large numbers of houseboats), and a tourist destination. It is adjacent to, and largely bounded by, the protected spaces of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.” (excerpted from Wikipedia)
We arrived in Sausalito on a foggy morning with locals eagerly waiting for the ferry to disembark so that they can get to their cars and with tourist excitedly taking pictures of themselves and of the surrounding area. Since we are neither, we leisurely walked off the boat and around the piers and check out the shops and restaurants. We have been to Sausalito a few times over the years, but we haven’t really explored it in-depth. Every time we went there we were in such a hurry to go elsewhere that we felt like we really haven’t explore Sausalito. I have told a lot of people to visit this place because it makes for a great day trip destination, and yet we have barely scratched the surface.
This time, we scratched a bit more. We noted a few places we would like to come back to for another visit, and we hiked around the area for a few hours, really taking in the sight and sound of the place. And as the sun decided to show itself briefly that afternoon, we strolled in and out of shops and along the way, petted many shop dogs and local dogs that just happened to be around.