Here's an idea for a special evening: take the ferry boat from San Francisco to Sausalito and enjoy dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant.
That's exactly how we enjoyed last night, our granddaughter's 12th birthday. The idea was her's, how she wanted to celebrate the evening -- no more little kid stuff!
I chauffeured the other 4 of our party to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street, dropped them off and proceeded to drive to Sausalito, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, about 5 miles away. They took the Golden Gate ferry and enjoyed a breathtakingly beautiful 30-minute ride.Note: ferries stop running early in the evening, so be sure to arrange a car shuttle, or a taxi or a service like Uber or Lyft.
The Spinnaker Restaurant, located off a spit of land in San Francisco Bay, is just minutes away from the ferry landing. Service and food is good, the host and wait staff were hospitable, and the views of the City -- spectacular!
This same outing is equally fun during the day, when browsing in stores and art galleries along and near Bridgeport Way is a treat, and round trip ferry service is available.