Sausalito waterfront

Local Attractions

When it comes to location, Cavallo Point is truly blessed in more ways than one. In addition to the spectacular natural beauty of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the myriad Outdoor Adventures made possible by our setting, we are fortunate to count as our neighbors some of the most popular visitor attractions  in California. Close to everything, but away from it all, Cavallo Point is the perfect base camp for exploring the very best the Bay Area has to offer.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

This infamous island in the middle of San Francisco Bay reveals complex histories of American justice, incarceration, and the struggle for Native American civil rights. And on a clear day, it’s worth a visit simply for the ferry ride and panoramic bay views.

There is no admission fee for Alcatraz itself, but you must purchase tickets on the official ferry service which runs to/from Pier 33 in San Francisco. Ferry tickets often sell out in advance, especially on holidays and during the summer months. Our concierge Marianne Wong can help you plan your visit; contact her at 1-415-339-4719 or [email protected].

Redwood trees in Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument

Immerse yourself in dense, primeval forests of coastal redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument. One of the most popular tourist destinations in California, Muir Woods is 10 miles (about a 25-minute drive) from Cavallo Point.

Planning a visit can be complicated — it is crucial to make parking or shuttle reservations in advance, especially during the summer months. And while it’s possible to get there using Lyft/Uber, there is no cell service at the park, so a return ride must be arranged in advance. Never fear! Our concierge Marianne Wong can assist with all the details; contact her at 1-415-339-4719 or [email protected].

Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

At over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park stretches for 3 miles from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to Ocean Beach, and offers many gardens, playgrounds, and other attractions to explore.

Highlights include the California Academy of Sciences, one of the largest and most innovative natural history museums in the world, as well as the DeYoung Museum, showcasing American art from the 17th through 21st centuries, and offering breathtaking 360-degree views from the ninth-floor of the Hamon Tower.

Other popular destinations include the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Botanical Garden, National Aids Memorial Grove, the lovingly restored Carousel in the Koret Children’s Quarter, and the newly installed ferris wheel.

Golden Gate Park is 6 miles from Cavallo Point. To cover ground more quickly within the park, try a Segway tour or rent a bicycle. There are 10 lakes within the park to enjoy a picnic break. Spreckels Lake is designed for model yachts or remote controlled boats to cruise the pool, and offers pleasant benches and lawns to enjoy a respite from your day.

Two little girls playing

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Take Advantage Of Our Exclusive 3-Day Family Pass!

Featuring creative outdoor and indoor activities for children ages 6 months to 10 years old, the Bay Area Discovery Museum engages, delights, and educates through connections with the local environment and the diverse communities that live here. Programs include hands-on art, science, and environmental exhibits, performances, special events, and cultural festivals — all focused on fun! The museum is a short 5-minute walk from Cavallo Point. 

Guests of Cavallo Point can take advantage of our exclusive 3-Day Family Pass, offering unlimited access to the Discovery Museum for 3 consecutive days. Not available to the general public, the Family Pass is valid for up to 6 guests and is priced at $125, offering substantial savings and the convenience of unlimited in and out privileges. 1 Day Passes are also available. 

Sea lion at the marine mammal center

The Marine Mammal Center

Enjoy Complimentary Behind The Scenes Tours!

Nestled in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, just 4 miles from Cavallo Point, The Marine Mammal Center is the world’s largest marine mammal hospital. Explore the newly renovated Visitor's Center and learn about the center's current patients as they are nursed back to health and released into the wild as well as the hospital and research advancing ocean conservation. 

As an exclusive for guests of Cavallo Point, enjoy complimentary behind the scenes tours of the Marine Mammal Center, seven days a week, even on days when the center is closed! Reservations must be booked in advance through Cavallo Point. In addition, we offer complimentary shuttle service to nearby Rodeo Beach from Wednesday - Sunday at 12pm.