Sausalito, CA, USA
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Some nearby attractions of interest include the Bay Area Discovery Museum (just under the Golden Gate Bridge tower), which delights the whole family with science, art, and media exhibits; the Marine Mammal Center; hikes and ocean vistas galore in the Marin Headlands; and Angel Island State Park, a former West Coast immigration center and currently a marvelous place to enjoy picnics and walks (ferries depart from the Sausalito pier).
Sausalito is a quaint, Mediterranean-style waterfront town that serves as the ideal gateway to outdoors adventures galore in Marin County—or as the perfect après-activity haven. From window-shopping at eclectic boutiques to grabbing some scoops at Lappert's Ice Cream and savoring them by a Spanish-style fountain in the sun-splashed plaza, Sausalito certainly has its charms, not to mention its fair share of top-notch dining. And then there are Sausalito's views of San Francisco twinkling across the bay and the surrounding Marin hills dotted with gorgeous homes. Sausalito is also home to a vibrant community of artists, who open their galleries and studios on the second Wednesday of every month during an Artwalk in the Caledonia Street neighborhood. In addition, the renowned Sausalito Art Festival takes place in the center of town every Labor Day weekend.