Spotlight : Sausalito

It’s the reason they built the bridge!  And it’s a view you’ll never forget.

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, minutes from San Francisco, meeting planners will find the waterfront community of Sausalito, world renowned for its Mediterranean flair and breathtaking views. An historic town that dates back over 100 years, Sausalito blends the best of old world character with new world amenities. The bayside marinas, the downtown plaza, the ambiance of the many open air cafes, and the unique boutiques and galleries make Sausalito intimate, accessible and unforgettable.

Let's Eat
Sausalito offers a wide selection of first-class restaurants with foods from around the world—from charming outdoor cafes and bistros to elegant dining on the waterfront with stunning views. Sausalito’s award-winning restaurants offer the freshest seafood and innovative California cuisine. With over 20 restaurants all within walking distance from the center of town, Sausalito’s restaurants and bars make for many memorable moments. Banquet facilities abound—for groups of 40–400—on the waterfront, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, all with stunning views.

Sausalito also boasts three wine tasting shops that are available for special events and a nightlife that is a rich blend of intimate dining, lively pubs and live music.

Come or the Day...or Stay
For shoppers, Sausalito offers more than 30 unique boutiques for every taste and fancy. Strolling along Bridgeway, Princess Street or Caledonia, visitors will be enchanted by the local shops and the wide range of retail merchandise. And for extended stays, Sausalito offers a range of overnight options—whether it’s an intimate bed and breakfast, a main street hotel, waterfront inn or world-class resort, meeting planners will find all the big city amenities and Sausalito’s signature hospitality. The city is able to accommodate both large and small groups.

Come for the Culture
Sausalito is famous for its picturesque houseboat community and its many art studios where working artists in residence host Open Studio tours throughout the year. The city is also home to a collection of fabulous art galleries ranging from investment quality fine art to whimsical fun creations. Every summer the city hosts the internationally acclaimed Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend, which is rated as the top art festival in the country with three days of music, art, entertainment, food and wine.

By Land or by Sea
In addition to its eclectic and artistic character, the city is a world-class venue for every sort of outdoor and nautical activity—whether it’s biking, hiking or boating in a kayak or a sailboat—Sausalito docks and marinas offer water sport rentals, easy bay access and the most scenic backdrop imaginable. You’ll find the perfect outdoor sporting venues for your groups.

The All Year-Round Playground by the Bay
The city boasts two world-renowned attractions: the Bay Model Visitor Center, a 1.5 acre working model of the San Francisco Bay and the interactive Bay Area Discovery Museum for Children, an interpretive and fun learning center at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll also find special events and activities at every time of year in Sausalito— from the international Amgen Tour of California bike race in February with cyclists from around the world, to street fairs and parades or summer concerts on the waterfront— there is something for everyone all year round. With easy access to San Francisco and the scenic north coast, with its beaches and redwoods as well as the wine country, Sausalito truly is the gateway to some of the most beautiful and sought after destinations in the world. For business meetings or special events, Sausalito can set the perfect stage.

For more information, please contact the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce at 415-331-7262 or go to www.sausalito.org.