Sausalito is a jewel of a city that overlooks the San Francisco Bay. Known for its Mediterranean like climate unlike any other city surrounding it. It’s the first town on the northern side Golden Gate Bridge and Bridgeway Blvd is a destination for people from around the world. Located just 5.5 miles from San Francisco, getting into the city is a quick 10 minute ride over Golden Gate. Sausalito has gone through various changes over the decades but some things never change, such as its deep ties with local maritime culture. A one time center for the building of liberty ships during World War II, Sausalito has repurposed many of the military era navy buildings along its northern waterfront. Sausalito is also known as a center for artist of all types and is host to one of the largest annual art festivals each year in September. Thanks to its endless charm, bustling waterfront and hillsides dotted with both large mansions and smaller abodes, the city receives a steady stream of visitors year round to take in its endless beauty. Direct ferry service to and from San Francisco is available for visitors and commuters who are looking for a full day of excitement and charm along the waterfront. In addition, Sausalito is also famous for its more than 400 houseboats of various shapes, sizes, and values along the north end of town, approximately two miles from downtown.