San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

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San Francisco sits on the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate strait, and the Pacific Ocean. To explore the bay's shoreline, walk, skate, or bike along the Bay Trail, which is paved within the city. To explore the region from the water, board one of many tour boats. Known for its strong westerly winds, the natural harbor is a mecca for sailors, windsurfers, and kitesurfers. The bay is also a natural nursery for native crab, halibut, and salmon, as well as being a key link in the "Pacific Flyway," a major north-south route used by migratory birds. If you want to hang out by the water, especially on a sunny day, join locals at Marina Green (30 hectare) 74 acre expanse of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio. To visit San Francisco Bay on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco attractions planner .
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  • Nice flight, no troubles, no delays, just a long but direct flight. Above Canada can be a bit bumpy but the rest was fine. A lot of food, tasty food, Windows with nice black out effect and friendly st...  more »
  • For me the most beautiful area of San Francisco! A place is extensive with a variety of bars and restaurants. It is also beautiful to walk and walk. It is an area where there is much movement of people but can travel with peace of mind.
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  • Many activities available at the bay, with something for everyone. While visiting San Francisco, everyone should see and explore San Francisco Bay.  more »
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  • This is one of the best places on earth. It is beautiful and I love the weather and how it changes so fast. There is so much to do and such a diversity of food and people. I have my favorite bakeries I go to in north beach. I have stayed all over the bay area and have never been disappointed. I live about an hour away and visit the bay area often. No disappointments visiting here.
  • A place like no other. The San Francisco Bay is very unique, especially on the west coast. It's a natural harbor big and a great place to explore. There are many marinas and water related businesses. The Delta is also a fun adventure. Come boating but buy a TowBoatUS membership!
  • One of the best cities to visit in the world. The weather was perfect and it was nice to drive by the ocean side. The sight to golden gate bridge was so out of this world with little fog hanging on the bridge. It was not very crowded but the crowd was also flowing. Everyone was mostly on their bikes and with their families. It was a wonderful sight. Put this city in your bucket list. There is a lot happening in here and we had gone on a Sunday. A must travel.
  • Amazing place to fish ! Great food all around the bay.
  • You must catch a ferry to truely get the most of your trip. I did it while the sun was setting and got some amazing pics of the sun setting over the bridge! You also get a great shot of Alcatraz

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