AROUND THE BAY
FIND THE BEST IN SAUSALITO ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
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.
28B Princess St., 415.706.5051
Bubble Street Gallery
565 Bridgeway, 415.339.0506
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.
Company 302 Caledonia St., #6, 415.332.0822
777 Bridgeway, 415.332.7771
1250 Bridgeway, 415.331.0555
558 Bridgeway, 415.331.3232
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