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San Francisco Bay Area Region

The San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay area is geographically one of the smallest in California.  It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the North Coast Region, the Gold Country, the Central Valley Region and the Central Coast Region.

The Bay Area is rich with attractions to delight every type of visitor. San Francisco is the most visited city in northern California and you could spend weeks exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer: Arts and culture in the city; Fabulous National Parks and Recreation Areas in San Francisco and Marin; the vineyards of the Napa Valley; and, of course, the free-spirited Berkeley, including the University of California.  Beware of San Francisco's trademark foggy mornings and evenings during the summer months.  

 Best of San Francisco Bay Area    
  • Sport Fishing
  • Boats/Sailboats
  • Yachts/Sailboats
  • Special Event Charters
  • Main Attractions: Alcatraz Island, Barbary Coast Trail, Embarcadero Waterfront, Exploratorium, Chinatown, Haight Street, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Fisherman's Wharf, Six Flags Marine World, Tri-County Wine Country,  Napa Wine Country, Napa Valley Wine Train, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sausalito, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Marin


    What Can You Do in the San Francisco Area for Under $50?

    Where to Go with a Little DoughIn the San Francisco Bay area, there are tons of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy... for under $50! 

    You can take a walking tour of San Francisco's peaks; Visit the Cable Car Museum; Eat authentic Italian food at North Beach Pizza; Cruise the BayGet up-close to elephant seals in their natural habitat at Ano Neuvo; Visit the University of California's Campanile; Tour the wine country on footTake a trip on an old-time railroad and visit Niles, a town where hundreds of old western movies were filmed or visit the Mt. Hamilton mountain-top observatory!   

    Click here for a detailed itinerary with specific info for all the the above activities  (includes addresses, web links, maps, etc) -- as well as lots more great ideas.  


    Speaking of Railroads...

    Roaring Camp RailroadThe Roaring Camp Railroad dates from the 1880's, when narrow-gauge steam engines were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp has one of the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines in America.

    A trip on this old-time railroad takes you over trestles, through the Big Trees and up a winding grade to the summit of Bear Mountain, as conductors give you the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest!  Trains leave every Saturday, Sunday and some Mondays and Thursdays through April 7 (daily in the summertime).  The one hour round trip is great fun for kids. 

    Click here for discount tickets for Roaring Camp Railroad.


    Into "Culture?"  Try the San Francisco "Culture Bus!"
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    San Francisco Culture BusSan Francisco's Culture Bus is a great way to visit some of the city's top "cultural" spots. It's not only eco-friendly -- it avoids the hassle and expense of driving and parking! 

    If you have a San Francisco City Pass -- a BARGAIN we recommend for lots of SF activities -- the Culture Bus only costs $5 and you can visit: SFMOMA, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, the Zeum Children's Museum, the Asian Art Museum, City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the de Young Museum, the Hagiwara Tea Garden, City Pass San FranciscoStrybing Arboretum and Conservatory of Flowers -- as well as numerous other museums and galleries.  For more details go to http://www.sfculturebus.org/

    Click here for info and discounts on San Francisco City Pass.

    Counties, Cities and Printable San Francisco Bay Area Map

    Counties: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara

    Cities: San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Napa, San Jose:  Alameda, Aptos, Ben Lomond, Berkeley, Benicia, Boulder Creek, Burlingame, Calistoga, Clayton, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Davenport, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Felton, Foster City, Fremont, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Inverness, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Mountain View, Napa, Novato, Oakland, Olema, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Pinole, Pleasanton, Point Reyes, Redwood City, Richmond, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Gregorio, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, St Helena, Stinson Beach, Sunnyvale, Tiburon, Tomales, Union City, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, Yountville

    Click for printable San Francisco Bay Area Map. Shows Cities, National & State Parks, Roads, Airports, Attractions, Recreation
                            Areas & more. 

     

     
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