The Top Reasons Why Sausalito Should be Your Holiday Destination
When people are thinking of places to go for their holidays away, many of the usual places immediately pop to mind.
And if they are looking to holiday in the US, those places are usually Florida, New York or California. Well, if California is on your holiday radar, you should not overlook Sausalito as your destination of choice.
Located in the much sought out San Francisco Bay area, a mere 8 miles from San Rafael, Sausalito has everything you could ever want from a holiday destination.
Here are some of the reasons why:
The average temperature here is roughly 12 degrees Celsius (about 57 degrees Fahrenheit), so it is rarely cold here.
Being located in California, one of the sunniest States in America, you are virtually guaranteed good weather, and plenty of rejuvenating sunshine.
The hottest months are May to October, but even in December and January, it can still get quite balmy, though the likelihood of rain increases in these months.
Away From the Tourist Traps:
Sausalito is a smallish city, with a population of roughly 7,100 inhabitants.
And although it does have a steady stream of visitors arriving via the Golden Gate Bridge (Sausalito is located at the North end), both by bicycle and on foot, there is nowhere near the amount of people mass you will find in the bigger, better known tourist locations.
Sausalito is genuinely a hidden jewel for this reason, and it means no more massive queues for food, drinks, attractions and entertainment.
Speaking of attractions, Sausalito has many to offer, and is one of the reasons why this is one of my favourite places in all of the US.
Being located virtually beside the Golden Gate Bridge, famous all over the world, and depicted in uncountable movies and TV shows, means that you too can take tours, cycle across and generally take in all that this amazing piece of architecture has to offer.
Sausalito has many waterfront restaurants to dine in, quaint boutiques for shopping, in a relaxing “village” style environment and much more.
If parks are your thing, then you simply must visit Plaza Vina del Mar Fountain & park, an oasis of calm in the centre of the city.
There is also Fort Baker National Park, overlooked by the Golden Gate Bridge, complete with Bay Area Discovery Museum – this one is great for all the family, with exhibits specially created for children.
Given its location, Sausalito is in close proximity to tons of interesting places. You can arrange to take day trips to such places as Mount Tamalpais State Park, with its 50 miles of hiking trails, and featuring breath taking mountain scenery.
Or, roughly 5km away, the Richardson Bay Audubon Centre & Sanctuary is a great day out for all the family, with its open water environments and guided walks, where you can learn about birds native to California.
If visiting here, don’t miss out on Lyford House – this one is amazing!