Once a tranquil fishing village, Sausalito has transformed into the epitome of present day luxury, shaped as much by the residents that have called this town home, as by the bay area waters lapping at its shores. Spanish explorers christened the land Sauzalito, meaning “small willow grove” in Spanish. Much later, with the advent of the ferry service to San Francisco, the town became a Victorian village escape for San Franciscans. Painters, dancers, writers, musicians, bohemians, hippies and house boaters then contributed to the culture of Sausalito.
Present day Sausalito is a backdrop for a modern travelogue. There is a historic downtown with yacht harbors, boutique shops, original art galleries, restaurants and hotels built over the water, and a grand promenade with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the world-famous skyline of San Francisco. Events around town include the renowned art festival, jazz concerts, and Fourth of July parade. It is home to some of the most coveted real estate in the world.