Living the San Francisco Dream


San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito

Here's an idea for a special evening: take the ferry boat from San Francisco to Sausalito and enjoy dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant.

SF skyline from ferry boat

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!

birthday dinner at the Spinnaker

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!

Night in Sausalito

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.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 19 commentsLottie Kendall • November 27 2013 09:33AM


Lottie, This takes me back to my Sausalito days. Glad you had a great adventure for your granddaughter

Posted by Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate, Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties (RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales) almost 7 years ago

That does sound like a fun night out & a very special birthday dinner for your granddaughter.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) almost 7 years ago

Lottie,  A birthday to remember.  She looks like a princess. They don't make 12 year old's like they used to.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 7 years ago

Helen/Larry - did you live in Sausalito at one time? Such a picturesque town!

John, we had a great time - fun to think a kid thought it up!

Kathleen, today I have to report she's not acting as sweet as she was last night. LOL! Do you remember the middle-school age?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Hi Lottie.  I remember when I lived in San Francisco and sailing up to the dock at Sam's in Tiburon for lunch.   Such an enjoyable way to spend the day.  I know your granddaughter had a wonderful time and I am sure you did as well.  Sounds like a very enjoyable evening.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) almost 7 years ago

Lottie - You have a very special relationship with your Granddaughter.  What a special way to celebrate her 12th Birthday!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 7 years ago

Good afternoon, Lottie. I am sorry that I did not have time to look you up when I was in 'Frisco. The whole time I was out there was a blur. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 7 years ago

Scott, Tiburon is another fabulous bay-side destination. Lots of places to play here, as well as in Park City. Have you hit the slopes yet?

Laura, we had a blast.

Michael, no apologies necessary--time flies when your on a visit. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Oh that sounds like so much fun! She chose good.


Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 7 years ago
Lottie, what a great way to spend her birthday! You've no doubt given her memories she'll carry with her for many years to come.
Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) almost 7 years ago

Lottie  You can bet that will be a day she will never forget!  Happy Birthday to her and Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) almost 7 years ago

Lottie, that sounds like a great way to celebrate a birthday at any age. Your granddaughter had an excellent idea.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

We have much to be thankful for Lottie.

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 7 years ago

Sussie, we all were happy with her choice - lots of fun

Geri and John - I'll remember the evening for years to come; hope she does, too.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Hi Nancy, riding the ferry to Sausalito is a treat, day or night. We were all happy she suggested it.

Joe, you are so right -- we have much for which to be thankful. Thanks for your good wishes.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Lottie, bet your grand daughter's 12th birthday will remain very memorable!  Wish I could have done this while in San Fran!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 7 years ago

Joan, I say one always needs to leave something undone so you'll be enticed to return!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

That sounds like a great night Lottie.  Happy birthday to your granddaughter too!

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) almost 7 years ago

Thanks, Jim. We all had a delightful time. Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful day.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago