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This Charming Town Near San Francisco Is Perfect For A Summer Day Trip

If you thought this charming town near San Francisco was the best place to escape city life, wait until you take a quick trip across the bay and find yourself in the quaint, Marin village of Sausalito. This area was once home to the Coast Miwok, until the Spanish came through in 1775. Since, it evolved into a bustling transportation hub and became a hot spot for wealthy San Franciscans and expatriates to build lavish Victorians, as well as working-class merchants, fishermen, and railroad workers.

After World War II, Sausalito started attracting a more bohemian crowd of artists, writers, and musicians (like Shel Silverstein and Otis Redding, who wrote “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” here), a vibe that still exists today, making for a lovely day trip from San Francisco.

For more adventures outside the city, check out these 11 unique day trips from San Francisco.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (