Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We're #1...so let's indulge with an afternoon trip to Sausalito!

San Francisco is the "world's greatest vacation place" according to US News & World Report....and we live here!  So what are you waiting for?  It's time to pack your bags and visit the place where anything goes.

A spot you'll want to be sure to visit for lunch and an afternoon stroll is Sausalito.  My husband has a two-day break from work and I'm in between jobs, so we decided to spend the afternoon exploring an area of the Bay we've never visited.  Sausalito is a small, seaside community just north of the city across the Golden Gate.  It's waterfront dining, trendy boutiques, and picturesque views make for the perfect afternoon getaway.

Driving down Divisadero Street as we make our way to Sausalito.
What a great view of the Marina District and Bay.

An alternative to driving to Sausalito is to take the ferry across the Bay.
The bridge in the background of the photo is the bridge that links SF to Oakalnd. 

View of SF from Sausalito.

Sausilto is very pedestrian friendly.  You can stroll along the streets for window shopping
or enjoy the view of the Bay by taking the waterfront walkway.

I must say that Sausalito reminds me a bit of Charleston....quaint town on the water.

We stopped for a sweet treat at Lappert's Ice Cream.  The place was buzzing with tourists and all for a good reason
...my mint chocolate chip ice cream was delicious!

I'm a happy girl with my ice cream cone!

I love how so many homes dot the hillside.  Everyone wants a stellar view.

I'm a Christmas fanatic and LOVE year-round holiday stores.  I was in heaven when we came across this lil' gem called The Holiday Shoppe.  They had a funky, colorful tropical theme in one of the windows.  The glare on the window caused my pictures to not turn out so well, but this one isn't too bad.  Aren't these mermaids hilarious?!

The perfect ornament for me....it screams "The Coconut Life"! 

To finish off our lovely afternoon, we drove through a small town across from Sausalito called Tiburon.
Breathtaking views of the Bay!

Today I'm joining a linky party at A Beach Cottage.  Come check out all of the wonderful entries and meet new bloggers!


  1. Happy Good Life Wednesday from your newest follower. You have a lovely blog and I appreciate your tour. I grew up in the Napa Valley and haven't been to Sausalito for over 25 years!

    Hope you can come say hello sometime: www.SallyLeeByTheSea.com

  2. I can't wait to go back to San Francisco! Def will keep all these cute little places in mind when we make it out there! :)