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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 view is great. Definitely worth a visit. Can get chilly though. So many people enjoying the view, shops and restaurant.  more »
  • I loved San Francisco, it was vibrant, fishermans wharf was brilliant but everywhere was packed. I'm quite confident driving around the states and have done so on many occasions in many cities and sta...  more »
  • If you want to get out of the crowdedness of the city for a couple of hours go to the San francisco bay, it's the perfect spot to relax and get your mind free of loud and mean drivers or people.  more »