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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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