San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

4.7
#2 of 607 in Nature in California
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • The bay was beautiful, you can see Alcatraz from the bay and you’re close to all the shops and restaurants  more »
  • As this was a Public space, I was a little nervous, given the recent pandemic. We arrived in the morning, but by lunchtime the area was far too busy for our liking and we deemed it unsafe due to not.....  more »
  • SFO is very nice and amazing pplace to visit. I traveled for bussines and study reasons, but take advantage to know the many atracction that the city has. There is a great offer of sea food. I...  more »
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  • Fun . Beautiful.
  • Always fun going here as long as I'm not driving and sitting in traffic. The ferry rides are the best!
  • If you're going fishing go to fish Emeryville the best fishing in the bay
  • Awesome...just awesome. Alcatraz Island Tour is a must, if you haven't done it yet.
  • I love the Bay area, I was born and raised here.

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