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Top Choice Architecture in Sausalito

Sausalito Houseboats

Bohemia still thrives along the shoreline of Richardson Bay, where free spirits inhabit hundreds of quirky homes that bobble in the waves among the seabirds and seals. Structures range from psychedelic mural-splashe…
Top Choice Seafood in Sausalito


Chow down on seafood sandwiches, BBQ oysters or a Dungeness-crab roll at redwood picnic tables facing Richardson Bay. A local leader in promoting fresh and sustainably caught fish, this place has wonderful wild salm…
Homewares in Sausalito

Heath Ceramics

Near Sausalito's houseboat docks, this factory has been baking and glazing iconic dinnerware and home goods made of clay since 1959. Even chef Alice Waters adores the iconic earth-toned place settings, which show ar…
Indian in Sausalito


Boasting a cuisine of ‘ethnic confusions,’ the Indian-fusion dishes here incorporate Mexican, Italian and Caribbean ingredients and will bowl you over with flavor and creativity. Think Punjabi enchiladas with currie…
Museum in Sausalito

Bay Model Visitors Center

One of the coolest things in town, fascinating to both kids and adults, is the Army Corps of Engineers’ solar-powered visitor center. Housed in one of the old (and cold!) Marinship warehouses, it’s a 1.5-acre hydrau…
Japanese in Sausalito

Sushi Ran

Many Marin residents claim this place is the best sushi spot around. If you didn't reserve ahead, the wine and sake bar next door eases the pain of the long wait for a table.
Californian in Sausalito

Barrel House Tavern

You can practically dangle your legs out over the water on the sunny back deck, which has spectacular bay views. It's a short dash from the ferry terminal, and the California wine, craft beer and cocktail lists comp…
Park in Sausalito

Viña Del Mar Park

Near the ferry terminal, the plaza has a fountain flanked by 14ft-tall elephant statues from the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.