Fairhope, AL, USA

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Fairhope, AL, USA

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A scenic, hillside city in California

Just a 35-minute ferry ride from San Francisco, on the opposite side of the Golden Gate strait, Sausalito is a place of yacht-filled marinas and elegant pastel-hued houses nestling in the wooded hillside. The scenic splendor, along with its bohemian past, make it a popular daytrip destination for visitors from San Francisco. By choosing a Sausalito vacation rental, you can turn the usual vacation on its head, allowing you to fully enjoy the charm of this pretty seaside community while having access to the all sights and attractions of San Francisco and the Bay area.

Upscale shopping and dining

Stroll Sausalito’s historic downtown to explore its high-end boutiques, stylish art galleries, and upscale waterfront restaurants. Nearer the ferry harbor, you’ll find places to buy souvenirs and sample some refreshing ice cream, or you can head to the much-photographed green space of Vina del Mar. Here, you can pass a few sunny moments people-watching by the elephant statues. If you book a Sausalito vacation rental in September, you can mingle with the crowds at the buzzing and inspiring Sausalito Art Festival.

Colorful sights by the coast

Sausalito’s unique houseboat communities are a colorful sight, moored along the marinas, and it’s fun to spend an afternoon wandering among them. Further along the headland, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Fort Baker National Park boasts serene waterfront paths, as well as the kid-friendly Bay Area Discovery Museum. Children will love the exhibits designed to help cultivate creativity and make discoveries. They’ll also love saying hello to some of the rescue animals at the Marine Mammal Center on the Marin Headlands, a rugged coastal hillside where you can take a breezy hike and enjoy spectacular panoramic views.

All-year escapism in Sausalito

Like the rest of the San Francisco Bay, Sausalito doesn’t see dramatic seasonal variations in temperature. Summer is certainly the peak season in the area, but many visitors prefer the balmy temperatures of spring and fall. Whatever time of year you stay at your Sausalito vacation rental, you’ll find a pleasant climate for walking, hiking, biking, and sightseeing. This is even true of winter, when you have the added bonus of lower rates in the region. Just bring a few extra layers to beat the wind.

An enjoyable alternative in the Bay Area

A Sausalito vacation rental offers diverse sightseeing opportunities. From the scenic waterfront promenade, with its panoramic views of Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline, you can sometimes catch a glimpse of seals swimming in the bay. An even more spectacular view of the city can be had from the Marin Headlands, or by cycling across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. In the opposite direction, around 15 miles north, the giant, ancient redwood trees of Muir Woods make for a heavenly pine-scented hike under their shady boughs. There’s no better way to escape the bustle of city life.