Whenever I visit a big city, I always make an effort to go beyond the city limits, and see what the surrounding areas have to offer. If you’re even just a little bit like me, you’ll love San Francisco.
We felt like we had hit the jackpot, as during our week-long stay in San Francisco we stayed in a secluded and magical house in the woods near Sausalito. It gave us a great chance to explore what’s on this side of the bridge, including the postcard-perfect Muir Beach and the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito.
The famous San Francisco foggy weather was there, enveloping the landscape in a moody dreamscape, full of earthy tones. I find this sort of weather creates layers of stories and emotions that are so starkly different from a sunny day, when no one seems to have a care in the world.
We spent the morning at the beach, driving around and exploring what we saw along, including this fantastic row of dozens of mailboxes on the side of the road.
By the time we arrived in Sausalito the sun was shining through, allowing us to make the most of the gorgeous Sausalito streets, its architecture and those spectacular views over San Francisco.
Sausalito is a great spot for a romantic getaway, as well as a family-friendly destination. It’s known for its excellent dining and shopping options (albeit the high-end type), but it’s even better to just wander aimlessly, eating gelato, people watching and soaking in the views.
How to get there (from San Francisco): You can either drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, or take the ferry to Sausalito. We had a car, and the ferry was rather pricey for all of us, so we decided to drive.
Where to stay: The house we stayed in San Francisco was the most beautiful airbnb we experienced in 6 months of roadtripping the USA. A little far from town, but worth every traveling minute. I have a review coming up, so keep your eyes peeled!