San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

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#2 of 626 in Nature in California
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. To visit San Francisco Bay on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco attractions planner .
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  • Spent a few lovely days around San Francisco bay. Wandered around the area, stopped in gir coffee, drinks, food. All was good. Great atmosphere.  more »
  • The San Francisco Bay Area was one of our favourite parts of the city. My personal recommendation would be to visit pier 39 as it has many great restaurants and shops that really encapsulates the spir...  more »
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  • Fun . Beautiful.
  • Always fun going here as long as I'm not driving and sitting in traffic. The ferry rides are the best!
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