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Sausalito for a few days - to do?

My wife and I are going to be in Sausalito for a few days at the beginning of March when I do my ASA 214 certification.

We will probably go up to the wine country (not sure which one) one day. We have seen some of San Francisco.

Any recommendations for the North side of the Bay?

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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

I'm not sure what there is to do in Sausalito except shop and dine, but I'll probably be fiercely corrected about that. Perhaps you can take a look at the ferry schedule and explore those destinations.
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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

I found the town to be a tourist trap...lots of cheap souvenirs and overpriced meals. Although the docks were surprisingly accessible. Get on the ferry and San Fran is at your disposal. TONS to do there. I would recommend renting a bike for the day and biking across the golden gate. On the right day, its stunning. On other days, its so foggy you cant see 10 feet in front of the bike. Makes it kinda an eerie experience.
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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

- Take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and/or tour Fort Point
- Check out the US Army Corps of Engineers "Bay Model"
- Take the ferry over to Angel Island and spend a few hours hiking around
- Drive up to Point Reyes for the day
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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

Jack,

All of the above are good. We lived in that area for many years and kept our boat in Sausalito. I assume you are talking about driving? The Napa valley is nice, a bit crowded although that time of year, not too bad, especially if you go during the week.

We prefer the Anderson Valley, between Cloverdale & the coast. The Town of Mendocino is a bit touristy, but interesting. There is some beautiful coastline between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, along Hwy #1

If you want to day sail, you should have no problem renting a boat, especially with your experience. We mostly sailed the North Bay, from the Gate to Alcatraz, north past Angel Island up into San Pablo Bay a ways and then back through Raccoon Straits. Generally there is not a lot of wind that time of year unless a storm is working up, but nice, easy sailing none the less. We used to sail out the gate a lot but the tides can be a factor when trying to get back in.

Bring lots of money & have fun.

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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

Jack,

All of the other posts look good with the info.

We lived in the Bay area for years before we departed to go cruising in 04. We recently did a “back to the Bay” cruise. You can see our short video of that at;

One item I would add, if you are going to hit the wine country, MAKE SURE to hit the V. Sattui winery! It's a big place now, but when we started going up there only about 5 people could belly up for tasting. And by the way, you can only purchase the wine from the winery!

Plan to have lunch there. They have set up pick nick tables for use by the guests around the property. They also have a simply GREAT deli! ALL sorts of normal and exotic items for the asking. They will un-cork a bottle for you so you can enjoy!

We like the Gamay Rouge best, but your taste may vary. I also always have a bottle of there Madeira aboard for my evening relaxing sip.

The web site is at; Napa Tasting Room, Napa Valley Winery & Wine Shop

Standard disclaimer, no connection other than happy customer and be careful driving after tasting. I never understood how I can drink a couple of glasses of wine with no effect, but do a small tasting and get a buzz on???????

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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

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Jack,

All of the above are good. We lived in that area for many years and kept our boat in Sausalito. I assume you are talking about driving? The Napa valley is nice, a bit crowded although that time of year, not too bad, especially if you go during the week.

We prefer the Anderson Valley, between Cloverdale & the coast. The Town of Mendocino is a bit touristy, but interesting. There is some beautiful coastline between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, along Hwy #1

If you want to day sail, you should have no problem renting a boat, especially with your experience. We mostly sailed the North Bay, from the Gate to Alcatraz, north past Angel Island up into San Pablo Bay a ways and then back through Raccoon Straits. Generally there is not a lot of wind that time of year unless a storm is working up, but nice, easy sailing none the less. We used to sail out the gate a lot but the tides can be a factor when trying to get back in.

Bring lots of money & have fun.

Paul T
Jack,

I forgot this shameless plug. If you go to Mendocino stop in here:

Mendocino Art Center, Art Center, Art Classes, Art Instruction, Art Galleries

They are one of the 6 Northern California Fine Art Galleries showing our work. Ask for Megan Smithyman, the Gallery Director. Tell her "Paul" sent you and she will offer you a 50% discount on our work.

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My apologies, but our economy is still in the tank, struggling to pay the wood bills.

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Forgot another gallery we show in, right in the middle of the Napa Valley wine country:

http://www.thecarmelgallery.com/Calistoga-a/263.htm

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Re: Sausalito for a few days - to do?

Jack, I've only passed through the town..but had a great breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe...great pancakes! You can walk off breakfast in Muir Woods.

If you go up to Napa Valley, My favorite restaurant is The Rutherford Grill. On the corner of 29 and Rutherford rd. Have Fun!
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