Where San Francisco - - Around the Bay -

The ferry ride to this sea­side vil­lage is one of the world’s most beau­ti­ful. It’s also ac­ces­si­ble via a scenic bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. Ei­ther way, you'll ar­rive to col­or­ful houses spilling over rolling hill­sides, a pho­to­genic yacht har­bor and a quirky house­boat com­mu­nity.


Stroll along the water­front prom­e­nade and then visit Gallery Sausal­ito, a loft that’s the work­ing stu­dio of con­tem­po­rary artist Sue Averell. See Daniel Mer­riam's col­lec­tion of paint­ings, prints, ce­ram­ics and jewelry in styles rang­ing from Steam­punk to pop sur­re­al­ism at Bub­ble Street Gallery. De­signer-fa­vorite Heath Ce­ram­ics, one of the last ac­tive mid­cen­tury Amer­i­can pot­ter­ies, is head­quar­tered here. Take a fac­tory tour and shop the over­stock mer­chan­dise.

Gallery Sausal­ito

28B Princess St., 415.706.5051

Bub­ble Street Gallery

565 Bridge­way, 415.339.0506

Heath Ce­ram­ics

400 Gate 5 Rd., 415.332.3732


Break for lunch at celebrity chef Joanne Weir’s Co­pita,

Clock­wise from top: Heath Ce­ram­ics' iconic bud vase; wa­ter's edge view at Bar­rel House Tav­ern; bocce ball at Bar Bocce; BOS Burger with Saint-Nec­taire at Fast Food Fran­cais. a fresh take on Mex­i­can food with a col­or­ful vibe and an im­pres­sive tequila list. Or opt for Fast Food Fran­cais (nick­named F3), a ca­sual joint serv­ing Amer­i­can clas­sics with a French twist. Build your own soda to sip at the water­front bar at Bar­rel House Tav­ern.

Co­pita 739 Bridge­way, 415.331.7400

Fast Food Fran­cais

39 Cale­do­nia St., 415.887.9047

Bar­rel House Tav­ern

660 Bridge­way, 415.729.9593


Sam­ple sus­tain­able caviar at the Cal­i­for­nia Caviar Com­pany tast­ing room. Get a ta­ble at Pog­gio Trat­to­ria, a neigh­bor­hood sta­ple serv­ing North­ern Ital­ian fare like squid salad and creamy po­lenta. Fam­i­lies can get din­ner at Bar Bocce, pop­u­lar for its pizza and water­front pa­tio that fea­tures seat­ing, a brick fire pit and a lit bocce ball court. End at The Tri­dent, the for­mer haunt of Ja­nis Jo­plin and Mick Jag­ger, drink­ing an Ir­ish cof­fee on the deck over the wa­ter.

Cal­i­for­nia Caviar

Com­pany 302 Cale­do­nia St., #6, 415.332.0822

Pog­gio Trat­to­ria 

777 Bridge­way, 415.332.7771

Bar Bocce

1250 Bridge­way, 415.331.0555

The Tri­dent

558 Bridge­way, 415.331.3232

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