Sausalito

One of our favorite quick escapes from San Francisco is to the quaint seaside town of Sausalito, with its fountain-filled parks, charming souvenir stores, open cafes and magnificent Bay views. Sausalito is delightfully small and at the same time engaging enough…

Alameda, which lends its name to a large county in the East Bay, is itself an elusive island, to which most non-residents don’t give much thought. But just across the Bay from San Francisco, this small, cozy enclave is…

Named for the leopard sharks that swim along its shorelines (“tiburon” is Spanish for “shark”), the the tiny, well-to-do hamlet of Tiburon is located just a short ferry ride across the Bay from San Francisco and offers a myriad…

Southeast side of Angel Island

Angel Island is often considered the “less famous” Alcatraz, but this simply means that it’s less crowded and less expensive than its Bay Island counterpart. It’s also the “one-stop-shop” of day trip getaways. Historical tours, hiking, biking, and a…