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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 view from the Presidio side is the best. The Sausalito side is not as photogenic. Afternoons probably are best for pic's. 
  • Diese Bucht lädt dazu ein, mal richtig die Seele baumeln zu lassen, die frische Seeluft zu genießen und einfach mal abzuschalten. 
  • The views from the bridge, from the Bay overlooking the bridge and downtown San Francisco are totally amazing , and due to the weather always changing ! Awesome ...beautiful, romantic and enchanting !