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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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  • An almost magical place, definitely worth seeing! With or without fog is always spectacular! I would highly recommend it!!
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  • Take the boat, take a little cruise under the Golden Gate, look at the famous Alcatraz prison, all explained in french. Do not miss
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  • Bay beautiful and characteristic. In the morning it is always cold even in the summer but by noon the temperature gets up bad. Is very breezy
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