Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Sausalito is 8 miles south-southeast of San Rafael, at an elevation of 13 feet. The community is situated near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and prior to the building of that bridge served as a terminus for rail, car, and ferry traffic. Developed rapidly as a shipbuilding center in World War II, the city's industrial character gave way in postwar years to a reputation as a wealthy and artistic enclave, a picturesque residential community (incorporating large numbers of houseboats), and a tourist destination. It is adjacent to, and largely bounded by, the protected spaces of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Marin Day Trip 2009", The Young Men visit Point Bonita, just outside Sausalito to explore Battery Mendel and the old military batteries and the Point Bonita Lighthouse. In "Sausalito 2009", Dallin Earl, Rick Patterson, Jaren Garff, Alec Viera, and Travis Neal hang around the waterfront in Sausalito with several families from the ward.