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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. Take a look at our San Francisco travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to San Francisco Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Bay has a very beautiful view. We rented a bike at Fisherman's Wharf and ´ were pedaling across the bike path at Bay to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a little tiring, but worth it for the scenery if you have time and inclination. Recommend starting in the morning, lunch in Sausalito and return by Ferry.
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  • San Francisco is surrounded by beautiful each hyperlink hyperlink around observation points are super. not necessarily the views of 'sdaki San Francisco the first go at the feet of the bridge, I think it must follow one of the work to be done.
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  • The birding is gr8 around here. Take your binoculars and you'll see lots of shorebirds, pelicans, turkey vultures and lots of feral pigeons. What fun!  more »