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Sausalito Offers Endless Shopping Opportunities

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The City of Sausalito is located among the popular San Francisco Bay communities that are nestled beside the famous Golden Gate Bridge in California. Sausalito has a colorful history that includes being known as a stopover point for rum runners during prohibition times. Originally, Sausalito was a spring-water fed outcrop of willow trees that was home to bayside Native Americans. Today, this unique San Francisco artist community is often frequented by movie starts, musicians and tourists on bicycles who peddle their way over the Golden Gate Bridge, going north. Bayside ferry services are also available to tourists.

Shopping opportunities in the City of Sausalito:

Sausalito offers two distinct shopping districts along Bridgeway Street and tucked along the older cobblestone-lined Princess section of town. In the Princess district, many fun-filled smaller artisan stores are set into historic business buildings. The City of Sausalito covers an area that measures about two-miles square, with a part of this designated city or community land still undeveloped under the bay. In time, the Sausalito shoreline will be extended to allow for more permanent residents to live in this desirable bayside area.

The two shopping districts in Sausalito are frequented by the shoppers that are searching for one-of-a-kind designer fashions, elegant art objects for the home and whimsical items for children. Talented artists, skilled tailors and interior design specialists offer their latest trends for sale to savvy shoppers from San Francisco neighborhoods. It is possible to find elegant jewelry, upper-quality sporting goods, desirable runway fashions and gallery art objects for sale inside of the stores that are located in the prestigious City of Sausalito.

Sausalito offers tourist-oriented shopping opportunities at fun-filled stores like:

Real Napa: The Real Napa establishment in Sausalito represents a family-owned wine operation with grape farms in nearby Napa Valley, California. The Real Napa, Fotsch Vineyards store in the Bridgeway district offers fine wines, gifts for wine lovers and their adult-only wine sampling facilities for visiting San Francisco tourists to enjoy.

Scrimshaw Gallery: The fascinating scrimshaw gallery is best described as a maritime museum with price tags. This establishment is a must-see for all people who are interested in scrimshaw, decorative knives, sea-oriented prints and other types of ship art and maritime items. The Scrimshaw Gallery is located in the artsy Princess section of Sausalito, California.

Waterstreet Company: The Waterstreet Company is an interesting old-fashioned functional hardware store that is a fun place to visit. This store supplies the pieces for local renovation projects and marine maintenance plans. The City of Sausalito has a thriving houseboat community that depends upon this store for unique problem solvers.

Out Of Hand: The Earth-friendly people at Out Of Hand sell a constantly changing line-up of interior design fashions, boutique-style clothing and unusual decorator items that are tagged with reasonable prices. The Out Of Hand establishment is found in the Princess section of town, and sale items are always available.

Cha Cha Cha: Children enjoy receiving gifts from the Sausalito Cha Cha Cha store near the waterfront. This unique boutique offers a variety of interesting gift ideas for babies, toddlers, children and young teens. Cha Cha Cha specializes in the unusual childhood toys and clothing items that are not available from the box stores.

Sausalito offers a variety of stores, art galleries, restaurants and lodging opportunities for tourists visiting the area. Local hotels often offer package deals and discounts to travelers through their Websites. It is possible to plan a two day shopping trip to Sausalito that includes recreational activities, guided tours and high-quality entertainments. Shopping in Sausalito can be an exciting event to look forward to for your next family vacation.

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