Aug 29, 10, 10:01 pm
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: irvine, ca
Sausalito from union square, no car
I assume we (4 of us) take the ferry from ferry bldg but from there what can we see, do, and eat
How much is the ferry roundtrip?
I can also rent a car for a day for about $35. However, I fear parking in union square.
Aug 29, 10, 10:47 pm
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Benicia CA
Programs: AA EXP 3.4MM, over entitled UA 1.1MM, enjoying the retired life
Link to my travel photos
new: Seoul (see Trip Report), New York City, Brooklyn Bridge, Boston, Philadelphia
Aug 29, 10, 10:47 pm
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Programs: DL/AF, One Man Street Fair in my spare time
Totally possible, and the ferry is really a delightful trip over to Sausalito. And you really don't want to rent a car unless you have to. Everything you need to know is here:
Note there are two lines with two different schedules. Also be advised Sausalito is way more manageable on a weekday. The weekends there, especially in Sept/Oct (our best weather) are thronged with tourists from all over the world.
You are fabulous, each and every one, and I bless you. More life. - Angels In America
Aug 30, 10, 9:53 am
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Springs
Programs: UA, VX, AA
If you're going Labor Day weekend, be aware that the Sausalito Art Festival will be in operation. There will be direct ferry service to the festival from Pier 39.
Aug 31, 10, 5:04 pm
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Francisco
Programs: Not top tier on anyone
Another option is the Golden Gate #10 bus.
You could also sign up with Zipcar to rent a car by the hour, without the hassle of parking in San Francisco.
Sep 2, 10, 9:38 pm
Join Date: Oct 1999
Programs: UA 1P, Amtrak S
If you are up for a bit of a workout there are lots of places in San Francisco that rent bikes, you can bike up along the wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge, over to Sausalito, and then take the bike back on the ferry with you.
Sep 4, 10, 8:41 pm
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Programs: UA, HH, SPG
The ferry ride is great and there is lots to do, see, and eat within walking distance of the ferry terminal in Sausalito.
Sep 4, 10, 8:53 pm
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Austin, Texas
Programs: AA P4L, BA, DL, UA, HHonors, IHG
Be sure to wear long sleeves, as it can get pretty chilly in San Francisco.
It's their fault!
Sep 8, 10, 8:25 am
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Francisco Area
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, SPG Platinum, Fairmont Platinum, ICG Platinum Royal Ambassador, Avis President's Club
Hands down I would recommend taking the ferry it provides a wonderful view and perspective on the city. Spend some time in the renovated ferry building it has been beautifully done.
Second pick would be a car ---once you cross the bridge drive into the Marin headlands -- stunning coastline then have lunch in Sausalito.
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