San Francisco, USA

San Francisco Bay Area

With the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city of San Francisco, anyone visiting this area will not be short of things to see, and all in a relatively small area.

SFBay from Sausalito ferry

San Francisco

The city of San Francisco occupies the north end of the peninsula that together with another south pointing penisula to the north; forms the 'Golden Gate'. Visitors to the city can find a great contrast of cultures with something to suit most tastes.

List of places you may like to visit:

  • Museum - 'Legion of Honor' located to the north west of the city overlooking the Golden Gate.
  • Tourist attractions and shops - Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Landmark - The Coit Tower, overlooks the city from Telegraph hill.

San Francisco from the Coit Tower

Bridgeway, Sausalito with Angel Island in the center of picture. (Richardson Bay)

Bridgeway, Sausalito with Angel Island in the center of picture.

(Richardson Bay)


Sausalito is a refreshing contrast to San Francisco, yet it lies only a half hour ferry ride across the bay. The ferry trip itself is one of the best ways to appreciate views of San Francisco, Alacatraz Island, Angel Island and of course the Golden Gate Bridge. Alternatively one could travel to Sausalito from San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge again the journey itself is spectacular.

Sausalito Art Festival 2012

At the beginning of September Sausalito is home to the 'Sausalito Art Festival'.

Recently I travelled to California and stayed in Sausalito.  This seaside town is ideally placed for a relaxing stay that is close enough to all the well known Bay Area attractions.  There are also plenty of attractions close to Sausalito, including: the scale model of the bay area, leisurely walks, and the Ferry to San Francisco.  I would recommend the short drive to Tiburon where you can catch the ferry to Angel Island (car parking is close to the ferry).  Angel Island provides unbelievable views of the bay area including views of San Francisco, Alcatraz island and of course the Golden Gate Bridge

Angel Island

Angel Island is located across Richardson bay from Sausalito and is ideally placed to provide unequaled views of the San Francisco Bay Area spanning San Francisco, Golden Gate and Marin County.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Angel Island

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate bridge was completed in 1937 and opened to vehicular traffic on May 28th of that year. The bridge spans the entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is named after the stretch of water that it crosses between San Francisco and Marin County.