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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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  • It is one of the prettiest views in the city. At one point you can see Alcatraz, and the city from the Goden Gate bridge. The fragatas make it still more appealing the place is suspended on time on on...  more »
  • Very lively, very nice for hiking, to street artists to look and, of course, the "bridge" to visit.
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  • The views of the Bay, city and bridge again and again impressed by both sides of the bridge. The weather decides, brings as well as fog and low-hanging clouds a lot of dramatic views and stuff for photographers. It is worth also to be wet with a small motor boat under the bridge and to get a feel for what it must have means to attempt an escape from Alcatraz in swimming. Oulisse means here you can feel something Scylla or Charibdis, and he respects the sovereignty of Poseidon.
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