San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

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#2 of 625 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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  • The first thing you notice going there are the sea lions sunbathing on the various platforms. From there you embark for the various tours
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  • Great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Then there are the sea lions around the corner. Great food from dozens of countries around the world. Snacks from street vendors, stroll and enjoy. This is what holidays look like.
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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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