Introduction to Sausalito, California
Sausalito, California, in Marin county, is 6 miles NW of San Francisco, California.
Sausalito is located in Marin County, which was created on February 18, 1850. The city name was adopted from the Spanish word for "little willow grove." The Miwok Native Americans were the first settlers in the area. The first railroad arrived in the city in the 1870s. Don José de Cañizares became the first European to visit the city on August 5, 1775.
Sausalito and Nearby Attractions
- Bay Area Discovery Museum.
- Martinez Historical Museum.
- John Muir National Historic Site.
- Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.
- Paradise Beach County Park.
- Agate Beach County Park.
Things To Do In Sausalito
Local parks include the Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park, the San Bruno Mountain State Park, the Angel Island State Park and the McNears Beach County Park. Local museums include the Treasure Island Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum and the Habitot Children's Museum. The Christ Episcopal Church and the Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church are the local houses of worship.
San Francisco International Airport is nearby.
Sausalito Higher Education
Some local colleges and universities include the University of California-San Francisco, the University of San Francisco and the College of Marin.